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By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / May 28, 2011

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Ben Orr Jr., the teenage son of dearly departed Cars bassist Ben Orr, was hanging out backstage at the band’s sold-out show at the House of Blues the other night. Orr, whose dad died of cancer in 2000, chatted with Cars members Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, Ric Ocasek, and David Robinson. The Cars have just released their first new record in 24 years.