"This year, we came back headliners." Shifty and Bret "Epic" Mazur, the co-founders of Crazy Town, have a little studio set up in their tour bus and are already laying down grooves for their second record.
The first, , has sold 1.5 million copies and gone to Number Nine on the album charts on the strength of "Butterfly," a sweetly floating ballad that's atypical for these hard-rocking B-boys.
It was around this time last year that he went off the rails, nearly destroying himself and his band; now everything's changed.
"Last year, we had to leave Ozzfest after a week," Shifty says.
all selling multi-platinum albums, and came to a peak with Linkin Park's diamond-selling album Hybrid Theory.
Nu metal's popularity continued during the early 2000s, with bands such as Papa Roach, Staind, and P.
Nu metal's similarities with many heavy metal subgenres include its use of common time, distorted guitars, power chords and note structures primarily revolving around Dorian, Aeolian or Phrygian modes.