Rust Epique

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Rust Epique
Background information
Birth name Charles Lopez
Born (1968-02-29)February 29, 1968
Stockton, California, U.S.
Origin Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died March 9, 2004(2004-03-09) (aged 36)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Painter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1999–2004
Labels V2 Records
Associated acts Crazy Town

Charles Lopez (February 29, 1968 – March 9, 2004), better known by his stage name Rust Epique, was an American guitarist and painter, who performed with the bands Crazy Town and pre)Thing.


In 1999, Rust Epique joined Crazy Town, a rap metal band from Los Angeles. Despite his success with Crazy Town, Epique quit the band as a result of various disagreements with his bandmates.[1] In 2003, V2 Records signed Epique to work with a band called Pre)Thing. They released their debut album, 22nd Century Lifestyle, in 2004.

Rust Epique died of a heart attack at his home in Las Vegas in 2004.[2]


  1. ^ Rolling Stone, Ex-Crazy Town Guitarist Dead Retrieved on April 25, 2007
  2. ^ "Pre)thing Singer/Former Crazy Town Member Rust Epique Dies Suddenly At Age 35". Chart Attack. 10 March 2004. Archived from the original on 12 February 2018.