Allen Shellenberger

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Allen Shellenberger
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Shellenberger performing with Lit in 2004
Background information
Birth name Allen Shellenberger
Born (1969-09-15)September 15, 1969
Long Beach, California, United States
Died August 13, 2009(2009-08-13) (aged 39)
Artesia, California, United States
Genres Pop punk, alternative rock, grunge, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1988–2009
Labels RCA (1998–2002), DRT Entertainment (2003–2005)
Associated acts Lit

Allen Shellenberger (September 15, 1969 – August 13, 2009) was an American drummer who played in the band Lit.


Shellenberger founded Lit in 1988 in Fullerton, California alongside brothers A. Jay and Jeremy Popoff and bassist Kevin Baldes.[1] He remained a member of the band until his death.


In 2008, Shellenberger was diagnosed with a malignant glioma brain tumor and immediately underwent clinical trials, chemotherapy and radiation at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute. His treatments were documented in an "ABC World News Tonight" piece that aired in May of that year.[1]

Shellenberger died from the cancer on August 13, 2009, at the age of 39.[2]

Drum set and other gear[edit]

Allen Mainly used OCDP (Orange County Drums and Percussion) Throughout his Career. He also used Paiste Cymbals. His Setup Was One Snare, One rack Tom, And a floor tom. His Cymbal setup Was 2 Crash Cymbals, a pair of Hi-Hats, and A Ride Cymbal.[3]


With Lit[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Lit Drummer Allen Shellenberger Dead At 39 - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Lit Drummer Allen Shellenberger Succumbs to Brain Tumor at 39". Noisecreep. 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  3. ^ Crow, Barred. "MM Vol 2 - 073 - Lit". Crowbarred's Mellow Mixtape. Crowbarred. Retrieved 18 April 2010.