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Published on July 9th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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The SLAYER swimmer achieves immortality on a beer can.

A hardcore SLAYER fan made international metal headlines last year when he dove into Lake Ontario in an attempt to reach the backstage area of the Budweiser Stage.

Oshawa man Christopher Laroque had been thrown out of the venue for…something but was determined to get back in to see the show. He unsuccessful, but his moxy and sheer metal-ness was admired by millions..

Fast-forward one year to the 25th anniversary of the venue. Budweiser has come out with a commemorative can which features images of everyone from the Chili Peppers and Sabbath to Van Halen and Drake. But if you look closely, you’ll see Laroque in the water, complete with his Anthrax T-shirt.

Take a look at Chris’ Facebook post.

Another moment of infamy for The ‘Shwa.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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