Sublime With Rome
Sublime With Rome began amid the fall-out when Sublime's two surviving members, drummer Bud Gaugh and bassist Eric Wilson, attempted to perform as Sublime following the death of Bradley Nowell. In Nowell's place was guitarist/vocalist Rome Ramirez.
Nowell's estate sued and the end result was that Gaugh, Wilson and Ramirez couldn't perform as Sublime, but they could bill themselves as Sublime With Rome.
Once cleared to perform, Sublime With Rome resumed touring and released their debut album, "Yours Truly" in '11. But it wasn't smooth sailing.
Toward the end of the year, at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show, the band announced that this was their last performance with Gaugh. Initially, the reason given for the departure was that Gaugh wanted to spend more time with his family. But just a month or so later, he expressed regrets about continuing as Sublime With Rome.
"In hindsight I would not have used the name," stated Gaugh. "I didn't want to in the first place, I was talked into it and I would like to apologize to certain people and the fans for trying to justify or talk them into it as well." He went to air his dissatisfaction with "Yours Truly."
With journeyman drummer Josh Freese onboard, Sublime With Rome issued their sophomore set, "Sirens," in '15.
2011 Yours Truly