Sublime Reuniting With New Singer

The two surviving members have recently jammed with an unknown-named singer and guitarist, who happens to be a huge fan of Sublime.

Sublime Reuniting With New Singer
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Although Sublime officially ceased to exist following the death of singer Bradley Nowell in May of 1996, the surviving members Eric Wilson (bass) and Bud Gaugh (drums) have recently jammed with an unknown-named singer and guitarist, who happens to be a huge fan of Sublime. While there's not yet any talk of a new album and tour, sources say that Sublime (with a new singer) will perform together for the first time in 13 years in May 2009 at The Bamboozle in East Rutherford, New Jersey, along wth NOFX and Gorilla Biscuits. It is unknown at this time whether those rumors are true or false. Sublime's last album, which is self-titled, was released only two months after Nowell's tragic and unexpected death. The album was a huge commercial success, spawning a number of popular singles "What I Got", "Santeria", "Wrong Way", "Doin' Time", "April 29, 1992 (Miami)" and "Caress Me Down", and went 5x platinum in the US, despite lack of support through touring. Thanks for the info to Distortedmagazine.com.

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    MerDeNoms1990
    sausagewielder wrote: Who is the guy in that picture, is that Brad or his replacement? I had figured Sublime would reunite someday, and I hope the rumors in this article turn out to be true. It's got to be the new guy. It's not brad or Bud or eric.
    Its definatly bread...
    Shayne_67
    I think this is awesome, the fact that's he is a huge fan and not some random session players. kinda like Mark Wahlberg's Rockstar ahaha. Don't get me wrong, Brad Nowell was a huge part of Sublime, but i'm willing to give them a listen.
    extrememan123
    im not against it, they could be good think about AC/DC Bon Scott died but then they found Brian Johnson and they are still just as good
    hdawg
    Bullshit Brad Nowell was sublime this is like reforming nirvana with a replacement for Kurt
    taylorhindman
    what the hell are they gonna say when they play Caress Me Down? "Mucho gusto me llamo Frank"? This just isn't right.
    afortuneinlies
    I totally think they should rename the band, and they might. i don't think there's any reason for them to be called sublime anymore. You can't take Mikael from Opeth and call it opeth, or Mustaine from megadeth...well i think he's the only original member anyway, lol. Anyway, there are certain members you can't take from bands and leave the name unchanged. Tool without Danny Carrey? if they called it tool I'd commit arson. the point is that sublime makes you feel the way it makes you feel the way it does because of brad's voice and the heart he put into it. He could have sang any words under the sun for wrong way or santeria, and it wouldn't have mattered. I'm not looking forward to some other guy trying to imitate that live. It's actually a very depressing thought.
    jimmyjimbo72
    This is the 3rd comment I have posted about this now. If they just played the songs they had already written live and just toured that would be awesome, but writing new material probably wouldn't work (not that it would suck, it would just be too weird without Brad).
    Misfit-FTB
    Listen to you close minded ****s. Perhaps you would bother to hear it before judging? I love Sublime, there one of my favorites. But Jesus, give it a chance before you say "OH NOESSS, ITS NOT SUBLIME WITHOUT BRADLY!!". Listen first. I'm sure it will be good.
    AXmichigan
    what? alice in chains did this shit and now they try to ruin sublime wtf man you cant replace brad, you just cant
    David_Bowie=GOD
    dieloony2 wrote: this would almost be as bad as dave grohl and kris noveselic replacing kurt cobain.
    no, its just as bad, not almost. way i see it, doesnt matter which member of the band it is, but if the guy who wrote almost every single song is dead, whether he be the singer, guitarist, drummer or bassist, the band shouldn't reform with someone new. Now if it were a band where more than one person wrote most of the songs, then I guess it would be a little better, but with a band like sublime where Brad wrote just about everything I think its wrong.
    DamageMachine
    vartanspartan wrote: I can't find any reliable source that says they reunited but Bamboozle's website has the band names scrambled and it says "Muslibe" is playing. I can't really think of anyone else that could be. If the new singer is as good then I don't see any reason why they can't reunite. Brad's been gone for 13 years; with all due respect, that's enough grieving time.
    That must be them cause thats just the word Sublime scrambled up
    bronsonhelm
    extrememan123 wrote: im not against it, they could be good think about AC/DC Bon Scott died but then they found Brian Johnson and they are still just as good
    No ****ing way they are better with Brian. Brian's great, but Bon was a rock n roll genius! There will never be another Bon Scott. Ever!!
    SAINTJIMMY9999
    Wouldn't it be funny if this new guy ended up being a better singer/guitarist/lyricist than Brad.
    radioplay
    i LOVE LOVE LOVE Sublime....which is why i do not care for this. This new guy is probably pretty good,i mean look at Alice in Chains. But Bradley wrote all the songs as far as i know,and he's one of my favorite guitar players (for the solos,not the repetitive bar chords). Idk,its not the same to me.
    Sublime Stylee
    This has nothing to do with being disrespectful to brad. If anything they are honouring his memory and legacy by carrying on the band. No, it won't be the same, but I'm still excited to see what they can put out.
    AidanTDR
    did they actually say though that they were continuing under the name Sublime? i thought the article seemed a little presumptious about the whole thing.
    dieloony2
    this would almost be as bad as dave grohl and kris noveselic replacing kurt cobain.
    Alex101
    Do any of you who say Sublime will never be the same without Bradley think this is the worse news you've ever seen/read/seen in your life?
    tona_107
    NO WAY. the rest of the band is godly so i could see it being good, especially after how good blind melon's new cd turned out, but sublime isn't sublime without brad or lou...i don't care what anyone says...
    bananaboy
    It's making me mad the amount of people knocking Eric and Bud. They're one of the tightest rhythm sections that's ever existed, without them, Brad wouldn't have been the amazing musician he was. That being said, they're nothing with Brad. Everyone in the dance agrees.
    shadow__666
    Tomorrow's UG Headline: "Surviving Nirvana Members Draft In Courtney Love For Reunion."
    silversoulcage
    Why do you guys bash when musicians start up an old band again after someone in it has died or left the group? Can you not just respect the fact that they love to make music? Oh wait I forgot, that's good enough for all you self-righteous little kids.
    ttnsfn927
    I've been listening to sublime for over ten years now, and when I read this...I freaked!!! Bradley Nowell IS, WAS, and ALWAYS will be Sublime. Eric and Bud will go down as two of the greats at what they do. I would buy the album if, and ONLY if, they renamed the band. Hearing this made me want to rip the Sublime tattoo right off my back.
    chewychuckels
    yeah, i dont listen to sumblime and i dont like them (i dont hate them though). but this seems like its just a way for the band to make money. it'll probably bomb anyways, so no one should worry to much
    jimmyjimbo72
    I've been thinking about this for hours. Seriously as a huge Sublime fan this has thrown me completely. Now I have reached the conclusion that this shouldn't happen. Maybe if they changed the name of the band that's fine but without Brad it won't be the same, and if they write new songs they'll end up branching off into a different sound and ruining their reputation.
    Seidenschnur
    Alice in Chains, Blind Melon, and now Sublime. I know the other guys gotta eat, but it just doesn't work.
    Coke_Problem
    I honestly say sublime can't and will not be anywhere the same without Brad. They want to reunite...they should change the name.
    Saw Red
    THIS IS JUST A RUMOR AND 99% OF INTERNET RUMORS ARE TOTAL BS. DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE
    crazy8rgood
    edbert wrote: they should rename the band, kind of like what Heaven and Hell did and what Queen and The Who didn't do I'd still go see them though
    Regarding The Who, isn't Townshend the bands major writer of material? And, back on topic... HELLZ TO THE YEAH!
    vartanspartan
    I can't find any reliable source that says they reunited but Bamboozle's website has the band names scrambled and it says "Muslibe" is playing. I can't really think of anyone else that could be. If the new singer is as good then I don't see any reason why they can't reunite. Brad's been gone for 13 years; with all due respect, that's enough grieving time.
    HoDG3
    Put it this way, wouldn't Brad want the music to go on? It's not like they are recording new stuff with the guy. I mean, if we go by what you guys are saying than wouldn't ACDC have been dead after Bon Scott? How about The Doors, they are still touring long after Morrison. Oh yeah, let's nobody mention The Dead. If thay start recording new stuff, I will not turn a deaf ear to it. I would love to see them at Bonnaroo next year. But ****, don't say that shit about the band until you hear them.
    alexjulia
    they cant FUCKING do that. i agree with everyone who said without bradley its not sublime. they should go back to doing long beach dub or whatever it is and COVER sublime songs. they CANT FUCKING BE SUBLIME.
    ringo23rsr
    this is stupid, Brad was Sublime. its like trying to replace Dimebag Darrell in Pantera or Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, you just can't do it and expect it to be the same.
    brentondig
    IlikeMetal wrote: no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no Brad Norwell IS sublime, it just cannot/will not be the same without him.
    Was ready to say the very same thing, +1. No.
    theused101
    FUCK YEAH. of course there not better without brad, but if u really like sublime none of this should matter. haterz
    KingJustinian25
    Ok dude that guy performed Saw Red with Eric Wilson and he was pretty damn good on that myspace page. If the people FROM THE BAND think he's good and want to reunite then respect that. It's not taking away any the songs they already have