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- Posted on Feb 19th 2010 3:20PM by Kim Davis
Turns out that in addition to being the world's best snowboarder, White's also got a crush on rock n' roll. "I've always liked music," he recalls, saying that AC/DC and Guns N' Roses get him pretty pumped up during competition. "I once competed in a snowboarding event where I won a guitar ... I picked it up and I couldn't put it down." Before he knew it, he was playing three or four hours a day. Then there's his iPod. He has it with him at all times (yes, even on the slopes) and lets it play through the speakers.
White also tells us about a recent Wolfmother concert he saw in Los Angeles. "Andrew Stockdale is a really cool guy," he says of the Australia rockers' perfectly 'froed frontman. "It's unreal how much noise comes out [of that band]." But he's open to other genres, too, citing country trio Rascal Flatts' 'Unstoppable' as one of his recent favorite songs.
So what's next for the 23-year-old sensation? "Oprah," he says, as he's in Chicago just two days after landing his signature "Tomahawk" on the halfpipe. "I guess she wanted me to be on the show today." But then, some fun -- maybe even Coachella. "I'll put my hair up, wear some shades and sneak through." Good luck with that, Shaun.
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