Reunion of Surviving Members of Rock Band Sublime Opposed By Lead Singer's Estate

Nov 7, 2009 Full story: Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

The lead singer of the rock bank Sublime died in 1996. The estate of the lead singer have since attempted to prevent reunion performances by the remaining band members under the Sublime name, but have been unsuccessful so far.

Full Story
ruca

Baldwin Park, CA

#1 Nov 11, 2009
Kudos to Jim, Troy and Jakob Nowell for keeping brad's legacy alive and intact, just like he wanted.

It is a travesty what Nowell's "friends" are trying to do to him.

When Bud was on rehab, Bradley waited for him.. now.. that's a homie for y'all.

Gaugh and Wilson should be ashamed of themselves, and Ramirez calls himself a fan... by trying to live out of Brad's fame and following?

“I've had enough!!”

Since: Sep 09

Marion, NC

#2 Nov 18, 2009
I agree. They are still allowed to play the music, so just rename the band. If Brad isnt in Sublime, then it is no longer sublime. It reverts to the long beach dub all stars...
Phil

Akron, OH

#3 Jan 5, 2010
How is it no longer Sublime? That's two thirds of who they are! That's be selfish of Brad to say they can't keep playing songs they created and even wrote some of them. We all know Brad was the singer, no one is gunna forget that. And how is Rome not a fan? he loves sublime. I know if I got the chance to sing for them (If I was any good) I would be there in a second
Phil

Akron, OH

#4 Jan 5, 2010
ruca wrote:
Kudos to Jim, Troy and Jakob Nowell for keeping brad's legacy alive and intact, just like he wanted.
It is a travesty what Nowell's "friends" are trying to do to him.
When Bud was on rehab, Bradley waited for him.. now.. that's a homie for y'all.
Gaugh and Wilson should be ashamed of themselves, and Ramirez calls himself a fan... by trying to live out of Brad's fame and following?
How is it no longer Sublime? That's two thirds of who they are! That's be selfish of Brad to say they can't keep playing songs they created and even wrote some of them. We all know Brad was the singer, no one is gunna forget that. And how is Rome not a fan? he loves sublime. I know if I got the chance to sing for them (If I was any good) I would be there in a second

“I've had enough!!”

Since: Sep 09

Marion, NC

#5 Jan 7, 2010
It is technically no longer Sublime becuase BRadley trademarked the name. Legally. No one said that they could nto play the music, just do it under a different name. I don;t believe it is right to the new and young fans who did not know Bradley to actually beilieve that someone who was barely old enough to listen to the original band is playing the lead. Im glad the Bud and Eric still want to spread the love that i Sublime. No one should let that die. But when someone trademarks a name, there is nothing to be done about it.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Sublime Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
sublime with rome in las vegas!!!!!!!!!! (Jul '11) Aug '11 Emily 2
Bradley Nowell and Sublime: The Unrecognized Ro... (Jun '11) Jun '11 Brandt Hardin 1
Sublime with Rome Return to the Studio for New ... (Oct '10) Oct '10 hutch 1
Fans welcome home Sublime with Rome (Aug '10) Aug '10 Ed hardy shirts w... 1
What I Got - Sublime (May '10) May '10 brittaney 1
Music: Sublime with Rome at the LC | Columbus A... (Apr '10) Apr '10 Skinner 1
Judge rules surviving Sublime members can't rev... (Nov '09) Jan '10 InvaderTina 9
More from around the web