Check Out Sublime With Rome’s New Single ‘Panic’ [VIDEO]
Sublime's sole guitarist and vocalist Bradley Nowell died of a heroin overdose in 1996 just as the band began to break into the mainstream. 15 years later drummer Bud Gaugh and bassist Eric Wilson are giving it another go round with new vocalist Rome Ramirez.
The return of Sublime (w/ Rome) has been met with mixed reviews by fans of the original band. Some think it's cool that they get to see the remaining members play their songs with someone who sounds similar to Nowell, others turn their heads in disgust. It's a very slippery slope when replacing the voice and guitar sound of a beloved band. Gaugh and Wilson started doing shows with the younger Rome Ramirez under their old handle 'Sublime' in 2009. Shortly there after the representatives of the Bradley Nowell estate challenged the band in court over their decision to use the name. It was said that Nowell's wishes were for no one to use the name for any band he wasn't a part of. The dispute came to an end and the band continued as 'Sublime with Rome'.
After months of touring and recording, Sublime with Rome is finally ready to let fans hear the first recordings of their new material. Their debut album Yours Truly is scheduled to hit shelves July 12th. Check out the new single Panic below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section.