Shifty Shellshock, Frontman of Crazy Town and Author of 2000's Hit Butterfly, Dies

Juliette Morgan
Shifty Shellshock, Frontman of Crazy Town and Author of 2000's Hit Butterfly, Dies

The frontman of the band Crazy Town and the author of the 2000s hit Butterfly, Seth Binzer, who performed under the pseudonym Shifty Shellshock, has died at the age of 49. The musician's death was reported by blogger Peretz Hilton.

Information about the musician's death also appeared on the website of the Los Angeles Medical Examiner. It is reported there that he died yesterday, June 24. The exact cause of death has not been disclosed, but it is known that Seth Binzer struggled with drug addiction. He starred in the reality shows "Celebrity Rehab" and "Sober House."

Сет Бинзер/Фото: therealcrazytown/Instagram*
Сет Бинзер/Фото: therealcrazytown/Instagram*

Seth Binzer was the frontman and one of the founders of the rap-rock band Crazy Town, which many people recognized after the release of the song Butterfly in 2001. The lyrics and music for it were written by Seth Binzer. It contains a fragment of the 1989 Red Hot Chili Peppers song Pretty Little Ditty. In the early 2000s, the song Butterfly topped the American Billboard Hot 100 hit parade and became one of the symbols of the era. Now, even 25 years after its release, many people remember it and it is still played at various parties around the world.

Crazy Town was formed in 1999, broke up in 2002, but announced a reunion five years later. They toured until 2022. The band wrote music in the nu metal style, they released three albums - in 1999, 2002 and 2015.

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