Matt Shultz Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Arrested, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Matt Shultz Wiki, Biography

Cage the Elephant frontman Matt Shultz was arrested Thursday in New York City after police discovered two loaded firearms in his room at the Bowery Hotel. Citing the New York police, Billboard reported that Shultz was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He did not have a license for the firearms he carried.

The arrest came after a response to a 911 phone call around 10 a.m. reported a person was in possession of a weapon. After Matt Shultz was arrested, he spent the night at the 9th precinct in Lower Manhattan.

Matt Shultz carried a gun in a hotel

According to the Daily Mail, a Bowery employee saw Matt Shultz carrying a gun. He reportedly carried a firearm into the public bathroom on the ground floor of the hotel.

After receiving the complaint, police told the publication that they responded a day later and knocked on Matt Shultz’s door. The artist reportedly admitted to police that he possessed two .45 caliber pistols. When Matt Shultz was asked if he still had the guns, the artist replied that he didn’t know.

The New York police then arrested Shultz and took him to the 9th Precinct police station, where he spent the night.

After the arrest was made, a judge granted a search warrant to enter his room where officers noted they found loaded weapons. The weapons recovered were a Sig Sauer and a Smith & Wesson.

Cage the Elephant has won two Grammy Awards

His most recent album, Social Cues, was released in 2019. The album won a Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2020. The album’s lead single, titled Ready to Let Go, peaked at number 1 on the Billboard alternative chart.

Speaking of the record, Shultz at the time told Billboard:

“This record is the last record, hopefully, that I will live in the perspective of self-destruction.”

Speaking further about the song’s success, Shultz said:

“As the years go by, what happens is that you realize how unlikely it is to sustain that kind of success in the songs. So for me, it’s more and more amazing. I feel like I’m watching an edge-of-your-seat thriller, like, “Will it go all the way?”

Cage the Elephant drummer Jared Champion recently shared a compilation of Christmas covers and shared it on Twitter:

“Roz and I wrote a Christmas cover compilation yesterday while it was snowing. We also have an album coming out soon with Jaston Miller and Tim Chance. Merry Christmas.”

In September 2021, Cage the Elephant contributed a cover of Metallica’s song The Unforgiven to the charity tribute album The Metallica Blacklist. They recently performed at the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival in San Diego, California. In early 2017, the band won a Grammy for Best Rock Album for Tell Me I’m Pretty.

The band’s line-up currently consists of vocalist Matt Shultz, his older brother and rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath, keyboardist Matthan Minster, bassist Daniel Tichenor, and drummer Jared Champion.