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Shaun White Settles Sexual Harassment Suit

by The Editors on May 17, 2017

Shaun White and former Bad Things drummer Lena Zawaideh have finally settled their differences without going to court according to a story in USA Today.

Zawaideh first sued White and his company in May 2016, alleging breach of contract for lack of payment of her $3,750 monthly retainer from September 2013 until August 2014. The original lawsuit didn’t contain any sexual harassment allegations. . . She then switched attorneys and filed an amended complaint in August that added the sexual harassment claims in detail with screen shots of alleged text messages from White attached as exhibits. It sought punitive and compensatory damages, including lost wages.

When the suit was filed last August, Shaun said he would defend against the charges  “vigorously in court,” apparently, he changed his mind. No details were released on exactly what the settlement was, but we’re guessing Zawaideh got money in exchange for dropping her case. Isn’t that how it usually works?

[Link: USA Today]

 

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Old Skaters Go Cruise Shipping

by The Editors on February 16, 2017

Matt Hensley and Flogging Molly are setting sail on the seas of cheese for the third tour with the Salty Dog Cruise 2017. It’s on the world famous Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas with a mini ramp and bands. Joining Hensley will be other old skaters including Danny Way, John Schultes, Eddie Elguera, Art Godoy, Ron Allen, Tony Mag, Steve Ortega, Sal Barbier and Steve Godoy.

Fans can spend their weekend aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship with some of their favorite bands and skateboarding legends – with food, late night dance parties and plenty of other surprises included! Artists set to perform include Flogging Molly, NOFX, Devotchka, Less Than Jake, The English Beat, Bouncing Souls and more! To book a room or for more information, please visit: http://floggingmollycruise.com.

It kinda reminds us of a supposedly fun thing we’ll never do again. But hey, if you’re into getting pink under the Caribbean sun on a floating motel, then by all means, click the link to sign up. The ship sales March 10-13, 2017. Spring Break FOREVER.

Follow the jump for all the details.

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It’s Christmas in Malibu

by The Editors on December 20, 2016

Best surfing Christmas song ever. Hit play and let The Rad Dudes put you in the mood. For the story behind Joe Klein’s late 80s Christmas anthem click here.

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View Grant Brittain’s Archive At Univ

by The Editors on December 13, 2016

This Thursday, December 15, 2016 legendary skateboarding photographer J. Grant Brittain will be showing many of his iconic skate images in a gallery setting at Univ in Encinitas, California.

The event represents a long-standing friendship between Grant and SLVDR‘s Tim Swart and the opportunity to showcase many from the vault of Grant’s 37 years of iconic skateboard imagery. Grant‘s photos have helped document the progression and creativity of skateboarding for decades. “Archive” will highlight many of the classic photos and some not often seen over the years.

The show opens at 7 PM and will feature music by Chris Cote. Univ is located at 1053 S. Coast Highway, in Encinitas, California.  For the official word from SLVDR, please follow the jump.

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Prisma: Crafting Guitars From Skateboards

by The Editors on September 12, 2016

The crew at Prisma Guitars takes old skateboards, glues them together, and then cuts them up and turns them into guitars that Tommy Guerrero plays.

“Skateboards are made with seven layers of hard rock maple—a familiar guitar wood—and some of the layers are randomly dyed colors. Through working the materials, we get the colors to come through,” says Nick Pourfard, founder of Prisma Guitars. “Every single time I build one, it’s a different result. I never make the same guitar twice.”

How’s that for upcycling?

[Link: Guitar World]

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QSTN For SLVDR Craftsman Guild

by The Editors on September 7, 2016

SLVDR is proud to do some work with their old friend QSTN on a SLVDR Craftsman Guild project

QSTN (pronounced “QUESTION”) has been spinning hiphop, funk, soul and jazz breaks for over a decade. His natural progression to beat making can be attributed to collecting records from an early age. His production style is a mixture of obscure samples, heavy beats, and live orchestration. . . His music has since garnered the attention of global music sites like OkayPlayer, Giant Step Records, and Noisey by Vice. QSTN is also a part of Philadelphia based collective Hot Peas & Butta founded by Skeme Richards of the world-famous Rock Steady Crew and continues to release exclusive tracks & mixes under Mellow Orange Label.

Sounds good to us.

[Link: SLVDR]

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BS With TG: Matt Hensley Part 1

by The Editors on September 2, 2016

Tommy Guerrero and Matt Hensley sit down to talk skateboarding, and we’ll just make a guess here, music? Flogging Molly maybe? There are probably no two people in the world who could discuss these topic betters. Seriously. And this is only part 1.

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Switchfoot Floats New Album July 8

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

Switchfoot’s new album Where the Light Shines Through drops on July 8, 2016. No surprise, really, but Float sounds good this morning and we’re looking forward to some more of Switchfoot’s pleasant, positive pop.

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Shaun White Sued By Former Band Member

by The Editors on May 11, 2016

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TMZ.com says that Bad Things drummer Lena Zawaideh is suing bandmate Shaun White for among other things “inappropriate and sexually harassing and suggestive comments.”

Zawaideh also claims White forced her to rehearse while sick, demanded she cut her hair before a show in France … and ultimately stopped paying her because he felt she didn’t need the money. . . Zawaideh says White owes her more than $42k in back payments — but she wants A LOT more than that now … because she’s suing for punitive damages.

So far “White’s people” have not gotten back to TMZ. Reminds us of that line about every dollar being a problem.

[Link: TMZ.com]

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House of Vans Parties Kick Off Next Week

by The Editors on May 10, 2016

houseofvans_partyDon’t even think that the only parties Vans throws are in high and dry swimming pools. No, they throw house parties, too. And the this summer run of parties kicks off on May 19, 2016 with Jon Hopkins, The Black Madonna, and The Field at The House of Vans Brooklyn.

In partnership with FYF, the 2016 Vans House Parties offer a rare opportunity to experience some of the best live music programming out there in a truly unique and historical art setting that celebrates Vans’ rich “Off The Wall” heritage in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

And to us it’s just a great free show. For the official word from Vans (and how to RSVP), click the link.
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