Fistfight Erupts Between Crazy Town Members After Shifty Shellshock Misses Show
UPDATE (April 26, 2023): Crazy Town have now been removed from the tour. Read about it here.
Two members of Crazy Town, the rap-rock act also known as Crazy Town X, reportedly got into a physical fight with each other on Sunday after frontman Shifty Shellshock didn't perform with the band, leaving current co-vocalist Bobby Reeves to lead their April 23 show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, without him.
As seen on TikTok, fan-captured footage of the off-stage altercation between Shellshock, whose real name is Seth Binzer, and Reeves, former vocalist of Adema, shows the latter performer with what appears to be a black eye. Crazy Town are currently on the "Nu-Metal Madness 2" tour with (hed)p.e. See video below.
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"Singer of Rock Band #crazytown get beat up by band member #shiftyshellshock after the show because Shifty didn't show up for the show till after it was over," TikTok user @jasonkeaton0813 said of the video they shared detailing the Crazy Town fight.
Bobby Reeves Leads Crazy Town Gig Alone, Fights With Shifty Shellshock After Show
According to ThePRP, another video of the Crazy Town fight following the gig at Myrtle Beach venue The Boathouse emerged on YouTube. However, that particular clip is listed as private currently.
ThePRP also reported that Binzer, when he has performed, displayed erratic behavior onstage at two previous Crazy Town shows this year. In January, he knocked over a speaker column in Agoura Hills, California. (See that video below, as well.)
Crazy Town Fight Between Band Members
In Myrtle Beach on Sunday, Binzer reportedly didn't arrive at the venue until the end of the set. But Reeves did his best to front the show without him, though he appeared to struggle to cover both vocalist's parts at times, at one point telling the crowd, "I'm so mad at fucking Shifty right now — I'm trying hard."
In footage viewed by ThePRP, it's said that an argument over money ensued and "ugly threats are made against family members and racial slurs are thrown around as the pair continue to argue about the guarantee from the show, and who has it. … Reeves at one point sucker punching Shellshock, leading to several more blows being thrown. Throughout the fight Shellshock repeatedly tells Reeves that he loves him, but wants his money, insisting that Reeves was paid it."
Crazy Town previously counted co-vocalist Epic (Bret Mazur) alongside Binzer. The group blasted into the mainstream with their 1999 debut, The Gift of Game. Thanks to its hit single "Butterfly," it was certified platinum. Darkhorse followed in 2002.
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Crazy Town Fight
Shifty Shellshock Pushes Over Speakers at Crazy Town Show - Jan. 27
Crazy Town Spring 2023 U.S. Tour Dates
April 26 – McHenry, Ill. @ The Vixen
April 27 – Griffith, Ind. @ Avenue 912
April 28 – Streator, Ill. @ Northpoint Arena
April 29 – Sioux City, Iowa @ Hard Rock Casino
April 30 – Rockford, Ill. @ District Bar & Grill
May 4 – Houston, Texas @ Rise Rooftop
May 5 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees
May 6 – Little Rock, Ark. @ The Rev Room
May 9 – Denver, Colo. @ Oriental Theater
May 10 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Liquid Joe's
May 12 – Reedley, Calif. @ Wakehouse Outdoors
May 13 - Garden Grove, Calif. @ Garden Amp.