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 emphasis the beat and jumping into the crowd during a self-proclaimed “dance song.”
Listen to their song “Caught Inside” here:
Check out Bad Things’ site for a list of upcoming tour dates.