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Roadie Dan Boyle

from Dan Epstein of Rolling Stone,

But as what may be his final NHL season draws to a close, Boyle says he's also proud of one particular off-the-ice resume item: Serving as a roadie for Faith No More.

It happened last summer, during the East Coast swing of the tour for Sol Invictus, the legendary alt-metal act's first new album in 18 years. Boyle, an ardent Faith No More fan, hopped on the band's bus in Philadelphia, and stayed on it for five nights and four shows, culminating in an August 5 performance at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. While it's not unusual to see pro athletes hanging out backstage at big concerts, Boyle was actually onstage throughout the set, dressed in the same white outfit as the rest of the FNM road crew, performing such duties as dousing drummer Mike "Puffy" Bordin with water while he played, or assisting Mike Patton with his microphone cable whenever the singer dove into the pit.

"It was an amazing experience," Boyle says. "I didn't do too much the first night; I was pretty much just watching. But by the fourth show, I was helping out every which way I could – dispensing VIP tickets, decorating the stage, bringing guitars and basses out.

"One night, something was wrong with Puffy's drum kit, and they needed some help with that," he continues. "I'd never even touched a drum kit before, but somehow I helped correct the situation – don't ask me how!"

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