Allen Shellenberger 1969-2009

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Drummer and founder of the rock band Lit, Allen Shellenberger, has lost his battle with brain cancer and died on Thursday at the age of 39.

Shellenberger founded the band during the early 90’s in Fullerton, California, (first as a glam-rock group called Razzle) alongside his brothers A. Jay and Jeremy Popoff and bassist Kevin Baldes.

They released a handful of albums before breaking through in 1999 with the modern-rock hit “My Own Worst Enemy,” from their album A Place In The Sun. 

Shellenberger is survived by his daughter, Giovanna Mackey, mother, Connie James and father, Paul Shellenberger.


Adrian posted this on

We’re deeply saddened by Allen’s passing.  It’s a difficult moment but we take comfort in remembering how much he loved being in Lit, loved being a drummer and that he saw his rock’n’roll dreams come true.  Our thoughts are with his family, bandmates and loved ones.

Adrian Young, No Doubt

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