Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988.[2] The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell (vocals and guitar), Eric Wilson (bass) and Bud Gaugh (drums). Lou Dog, Nowell's dalmatian, was the mascot of the band. Michael 'Miguel' Happoldt and Marshall Goodman "Ras MG" contributed to and co-wrote several Sublime songs. Nowell died of a heroin overdose in 1996. In 1997, posthumous songs such as "What I Got", "Santeria", "Wrong Way", "Doin' Time", and "April 29, 1992 (Miami)" were released to U.S. radio.[3]

Sublime released three studio albums, one live album, five compilation albums (one of which also contains never-before released material), three EPs and one box set. Although their first two albums—40oz. to Freedom (1992) and Robbin' the Hood (1994)—were quite popular in the United States, Sublime did not experience major commercial success until 1996 with their self-titled third album, released two months after Nowell's death, which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200, and spawned the single "What I Got", which remains the band's only No. 1 hit single (on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart) in their musical career. As of 2009, the band has sold over 17 million albums worldwide,[4] including about 10 million in the U.S. alone.

In 2009, the surviving members decided to reform the band with Rome Ramirez, a young guitarist and admitted Sublime fan from California.[5] However, not long after performing at Cypress Hill's Smokeout Festival, a Los Angeles judge banned the new lineup from using the Sublime name.[6] This was because Nowell had owned rights to the Sublime name, and as a result, they were not allowed to use it without approval and permission from his estate. In January 2010, the lawsuit was settled and the new lineup now performs together as Sublime with Rome, who released their debut album Yours Truly on July 12, 2011. Five months after its release, Gaugh announced his departure from the band.



Sublime is the eponymous third and final studio album by American ska punk band Sublime.
40oz. to Freedom
40oz. to Freedom is the 1992 debut album by the Southern California ska-punk band Sublime released by Skunk Records and again by MCA. 40oz. to Freedom received mixed critical reviews upon its first release, but has earned an improved public perception since.
Robbin' the Hood
Robbin' the Hood is the second album by the Southern California ska punk band Sublime, which was released in 1994.
Doin' Time
"Doin' Time" is a single by the American band Sublime.

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Nostalgic Ska-Punk and Sublime (with Rome) in Concord  –  August 10, 2016
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Lovin’ the Sublime legacy is what they got
The Modesto Bee  –  July 20, 2016
Also on the bill are Tribal Seeds and Bleeker. Since its founding in 1988, Long Beach ska punk band Sublime amassed a cult following and had radio hits with songs such as “What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Wrong Way.” But then in 1996 lead singer ...
Sublime with Rome brings latest album to Concrete Street
Corpus Christi Caller  –  July 30, 2016
His death brought a wave of attention to Sublime, and the lead single from the self-titled album, "What I Got," became a chart-topping alternative rock hit. Before it finished its run, the "Sublime" album had gone five times platinum and helped cement ...
Sublime’s Self-Titled Album Turns 20: The Album That Almost Wasn’t  –  July 21, 2016
Many fans were unaware of his passing; to them, Sublime was a brand new band just starting to dominate alternative rock radio, as the format moved on from the grunge sound. Sublime sold over 6.6 million copies in the U.S., and yielded a number of radio ...
Watch: Sublime with Rome talks edibles, smokables and rock music at Red Rocks
the Cannabist  –  July 21, 2016
Whether it was Wilson playing with the original lineup or Ramirez fronting this new incarnation, cannabis has always been a significant part of Sublime’s music and history — and that of the dub music culture that first inspired Nowell to put pen to ...
The Story of Sublime's Iconic Sun Logo and How It's Rising Into the Mainstream
Orange County Weekly  –  July 27, 2016
says she's always surprised when she enters a restaurant and her waitress is wearing a Sublime logo or when half of a tattooed logo is peeking out from the clothing of someone at the grocery store. "Growing up in the punk-rock and ska and skateboard scenes ...

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