An early 2000s rock star who passed away this week had a connection to Massachusetts.

Seth Binzer, known by his stage name Shifty Shellshock, was the lead singer of the band Crazy Town. The nu-metal group had a hit in 2001 with “Butterfly,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Binzer passed away on June 24 in his Los Angeles home at the age of 49. A cause of death has not yet been released by the medical examiner’s office.

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While Crazy Town is considered an “L.A. band,” and Binzer was born and died in the city, he also lived for a period of time in Marblehead, Massachusetts. On a Facebook page claiming to be his, Binzer listed himself as being “from Marblehead” and that he graduated from Marblehead High School.

The North Shore town sits on a peninsula and is known for its fishing industry and yachting, with six different yacht clubs operating in town.

Binzer is not the only rock music star to call Marblehead home; Black Francis of the Pixies lived in Marblehead before his family moved to Westport, Massachusetts.

READ MORE: Rock Legend and Pixies Founder Black Francis Is a Westport High Grad

“Butterfly” is the only nu metal track to top the Billboard Hot 100, fueled by its popularity on MTV’s TRL in 2001.

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According to Billboard, the track was written by Binzer after a new girlfriend questioned why the band’s lyrics were always so misogynistic; he then set out to write a softer song dedicated to her.

Binzer also battled substance abuse and addiction issues over the years, appearing on the reality television shows Celebrity Rehab and Sober House.

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