Patrick Bellemare has had such an impressive run of luck lately, he might want to consider buying a couple of lottery tickets.
Bellemare and his family recently encountered a trio of celebrities passing through Winnipeg — guitarist Slash, Dog the Bounty Hunter and metal band Anvil.
All three encounters were memorable, according to Bellemare, who fronts family metal band Krazy Madness with sons Kevin (drums), Kelsey (bass) and guitarist Baz Ganglia.
On July 21, Bellemare shook hands with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash – getting both a guitar and his left arm signed by the ex-GN’R mad hatter. The signature was turned into a tattoo on Bellemare’s arm the next day.
On July 28, Bellemare, wife Lisa and six-year-old son Kozzy ran into Duane (Dog) Chapman at Lone Star Harley Davidson on Oak Point Highway near Garden Grove.
In addition to getting the reality TV star’s autograph, they also managed to talk some business.
"We talked to Dog about doing some music for his new show," said Bellemare, who lives in Wolseley.
The family had planned to attend a concert by heavy metal rockers Anvil that was scheduled for July 28 in Winnipeg. They were forced to scrap those plans after the venue for the concert was changed.
Things were rectified the next morning when the metal-pounding rockers stopped by the Bellemare’s Wolseley home, rolling up in the band’s van.
"Our phone rang Sunday morning ‘Hello!...Hey Pat! It’s ANVIL, we’ll be at your house in 10 minutes,’" said Bellemare, who is friends with members of the band.
"We had drummer Robb (Reiner) pounding both my youngest son’s mini-kit and Kevin’s Krazy Madness kit as well. They were great company."
The celebrity encounters didn’t end there for Bellemare. On his Facebook page, artist Krusher Joule, who has designed album artwork for MÖtorhead, Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne posted a facebook picture of himself wearing a Krazy Madness T-shirt.
"Things are catching on at just about the right time, we’re heading into the studio to work on our album and we’re starting to get people lined up for the project," he said.
The stars are certainly aligning.