Crazy Town Singer Shifty Shellshock Dead At 49

Shifty Shellshock, the frontman of the nu-metal band Crazy Town, has died at the age of 49.

According to Newsweek, Seth Binzer, his real name, passed away at his home on Monday (June 24th). The cause of death has not been disclosed.

Shellshock co-founded Crazy Town, the band that released their debut album, The Gift of Game, in November 1999. Following its release, they embarked on a tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In October 2000, Crazy Town achieved widespread fame with the release of “Butterfly,” the third single from their debut album. The track topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the band’s most successful and iconic song.

Outside of his work with Crazy Town, Shellshock also collaborated successfully with British producer Paul Oakenfold, notably on the popular track “Starry Eyed Surprise.”

Throughout his career, Shellshock faced personal challenges, including struggles with drug addiction. He sought help through appearances on reality television programs such as Celebrity Rehab 1 and 2, as well as Sober House 1 and 2, in an effort to confront his substance abuse issues.

In addition to his battles with addiction, Shellshock also had legal troubles, including a 2012 conviction that resulted in three years of probation for charges related to battery and possession of illegal substances.