Fueled By Ramen has announced its signing of alternative/ska-punk group Sublime with Rome. The California-based combo features drummer Bud Gaugh and bass player Eric Wilson – both founding members of the legendary ska-punk band, Sublime – alongside gifted singer/guitarist Rome.
Sublime with Rome first came together in 2009 for a series of shows including such multi-artist bills as Cypress Hill’s Smokeout and the annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas spectacular. Buoyed by the extraordinarily positive response, the band embarked on a worldwide headline tour that drew packed houses and rave reviews at every stop. While the music of Sublime has always remained in constant radio rotation, Rome scored a hit of his own, co-writing and lending his distinctive voice to The Dirty Heads’ recent #1 modern rock hit, “Lay Me Down.”
Founded in Long Beach, CA, by Gaugh, Wilson, and original vocalist/guitarist Bradley Nowell in 1988, Sublime was without question one of the most successful and influential ska-punk bands of all time. Fueled by such radio hits as “Date Rape,” “Santeria,” and the chart-topping “What I Got,” the band achieved worldwide sales in excess of 17 million, including 1992’s RIAA 2x-platinum certified 40 OZ. TO FREEDOM, 1994’s gold certified ROBBIN’ THE HOOD, 1996’s 5x-platinum blockbuster, SUBLIME, and 1997’s platinum certified SECOND HAND SMOKE. Named by Los Angeles’ KROQ as its third “Biggest Band of All Time” for six years running – topped only by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana – Sublime disbanded following Nowell’s untimely death in 1996.