“In Too Deep” – Sum 41 (2001)

Posted: February 10, 2017 in 2001
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In May 2004, the band SUM 41 was in the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo filming a documentary for Canadian charity agency War Child Canada. Though a cease-fire in the African nation’s civil war had been declared, fighting broke out close to the hotel where the band was staying — the situation quickly deteriorated and fearing for their lives, the band members ended up huddled in a hotel bathroom. A U.N. peacekeeper, Charles “Chuck” Pelletier, formulated a plan for armored carriers to take the hotel’s occupants out of the hot zone. After nearly six hours, the carriers arrived, and the band and the forty other civilians were taken to safety ducking gunfire in route to the armored vehicle. The band’s third release CHUCK is named in honor of the man who arranged their rescue. The documentary ROCKED: SUM 41 in Congo chronicles their harrowing experience.

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