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Olympian Shaun White's Band Begins Tour

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Twenty-six-year-old Shaun White is world famous for his snowboarding and skateboarding feats — winning two Olympic gold medals and more X-Games medals than anybody else. But did you know that he also has a band? The modern-day Renaissance man plays lead guitar for the rock band Bad Things. And he’s pretty good at it.

Bad Things musicians are Davis LeDuke (singer), Jared Palomar (bass), Anthony Sanudo (guitar), Lena Zawaideh (drums) and Shaun White (guitar).  The group landed a record deal with Warner Brothers and expect to release their debut album later this year. Rob Schnapf, known for working with Beck, Elliot Smith and The Vines, will produce the album.

The band is currently touring and drumming up hype for the album release.  Bad Things played their first New York City show on July 11, 2013, at Santo’s Party House, sharing the bill with X Ambassadors and We Are Scientists.

Though known for his animated personality, Shaun White blends in with the band members on stage. Sporting his shorter haircut, White was positioned at the side of the stage with his guitar, belting out back-up vocals here and there. Frontman Davis LeDuke was the one commanding the audience’s attention, dancing emphatically around the stage, banging on a lone drum to emphasise the beat and jumping into the crowd during a self-proclaimed “dance song.”

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Shaun White Arrested, Charged with Vandalism and Public Intoxication

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Shaun White, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and X-Games star snowboarder, faces charges of vandalism and public intoxication after his arrest at a hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

White, 26, reportedly pulled a fire alarm at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel shortly after midnight Sunday morning, forcing the evacuation of all hotel guests. An employee also told police he saw White destroy a hotel phone.

According to Nashville police, White attempted to flee the hotel in a cab, but “a citizen” at the hotel told the driver he was calling the police. White overheard the conversation, and allegedly kicked the person and ran away.

“The citizen reported that he chased White until White turned and ran into him, apparently causing White to fall backwards and strike his head against a fence,” the police report states. “White was transported to a local hospital for treatment.”

White was released from the hospital Monday afternoon, and is free on his own recognizance. The citizen involved in the altercation declined to press charges.

The police report also says that, “White appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol.”

The arrest warrants for vandalism and public intoxication were issued Sunday morning, after White refused to sign misdemeanor citations.

White is the two-time defending Winter Olympic half-pipe snowboarding champion. He’s also won 24 X Games medals in snowboarding and skateboarding.

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