Police in New York City detained singer Matt Shultz of the Grammy-winning rock band Cage the Elephant after finding two loaded guns in his Bowery Hotel room. Two charges of criminal possession of a firearm were brought against Shultz. According to sources, he lacked a license for the two guns.
On Wednesday night, according to the reports, a Bowery employee observed the musician enter the hotel’s ground-floor public lavatory with a weapon and on Thursday morning, police arrived in response to a 911 call and knocked on Shultz’s door to retrieve the firearms, a Sig Sauer and a Smith & Wesson. Shultz spent the night at the Lower Manhattan 9th Precinct.
Talking about the singers background, Cage the Elephant has won the Grammy for best rock album twice, for both “Tell Me I’m Pretty” from 2015 and “Social Cues” from 2019. The band’s album from 2013. For best alternative music album, “Melophobia,” which includes the hits “Come a Little Closer” and “Cigarette Daydreams,” received a nomination. On November 20, 2022, the ensemble gave its most recent performance at the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival in San Diego, California. With a string of top songs like “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” “Shake Me Down,” and “Trouble,” Cage the Elephant, who debuted in 2006, established themselves as a cornerstone of alternative rock in the 2010s.
The band, which was founded in Bowling Green, Kentucky, relocated to England in 2008 and achieved success there in 2009 with its self-titled debut album. Along with his older brother, Brad Shultz, Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor, and Lincoln Parish, who left the group in 2013, Shultz founded the band.