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Shawn Thornton used the All-Star break to boost his celebrity in a different way

03.03.11 at 12:33 pm ET
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In case you live under a rock, Shawn Thornton‘s celebrity has increased to a national scale this week with the debut of the Dropkick Murphys music video for their latest single, “Going Out in Style.”

In the video, which also features Bobby Orr and Milan Lucic, Thornton sits at the bar taking fake shots of Jameson with NESN’s Heidi Watney. The video premiered Tuesday on RollingStone.com.

“It was fun. It was awesome. It came out really well, so I was happy,” he said. “I never thought I’d be on the Rolling Stone website. It’s a pretty cool experience.”

The video was shot on the last day of the All-Star break. Thornton laughed at the notion that given his All-Star candidacy at the time of booking (a career-high seven goals), the band was taking their chances in trying to secure his availability for that weekend.

“[Dropkick Murphys bassist and singer Ken Casey] called me last minute and asked if I could do it,” Thornton said with a laugh.

If there’s one thing that stands out about the video, it’s that Lucic appears to get the short end of the stick. Orr gets to sing along, Thornton gets to come off as a tough guy at the bar, and Lucic “is beating up a kid” (Thornton’s words). The video ends with Casey’s son throwing a snowball at Lucic who then chases after the youngster.

“It was pretty funny though. I liked his part.” Thornton said. “It was a good video though, I liked it.”

Click here to see the video, which contains explicit lyrics.

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