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14-Year-Old Punks Rock the Hamptons

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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RICH KID GONE BAD Hearst for 2BBB Put your lighters in the air for the latest entrants in the never-ending nepotism derby: 14-year-old Forrest Gray, son of the late monologist and actor Spalding Gray, and his band Too Busy Being Bored. Apparently, they won a battle of the bands and have quite the following in those fertile punk rock breeding grounds, the Hamptons. According to a source who spoke to the New York Post's , noted music authority Christie Brinkley (the former Mrs. Billy Freakin' Joel!) said that attending one of their shows is "like being at an early Strokes concert."

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A quick peek at the MySpace page for Too Busy Being Bored—TBBB to fans—reveals that their sound is less Strokes than, in their own Tenacious-D-ish words, "God and an angel doing it!" On their Local Band Network page the band describes itself more modestly as "a punk band consisting of 6 friends from Sag Harbor, NY ... TBBB is focused and serious about our music—all songs are original."



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