Billboard and Consequence of Sound have announced that Jakob Nowell will play with Sublime’s original members, bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh, for the first time later this month with the possibility of more shows to follow.
The trio will be performing for the first time at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on Dec. 11 at a benefit show for H.R from Bad Brains.
The legendary Long Beach, CA trio, founded in 1988 by Eric Wilson, Bud Gaugh, and Bradley Nowell, achieved significant success with their first self-produced album, “40oz to Freedom,” released via the band’s label, Skunk Records, and certified as 2x Platinum by the RIAA. Subsequently signing with MCA Records, their 1994 sophomore album, “Robbin’ the Hood,” achieved Gold certification, setting the stage for the breakout success of their self-titled third album. This album included No. 1 hit singles “What I Got” and “Santeria” and later earned a 5x Platinum certification, solidifying its status as a classic that sparked a movement.
Sublime’s enduring contributions to the genre continue to resonate. The trio’s unique fusion of reggae grooves, punk grittiness, ska energy, back-porch folk introspection, and hip-hop swagger laid the groundwork for the entire genre.
Kevin Zinger, a successful entrepreneur with two decades of experience, has built his own ecosystem of record labels (Liars Club, Mensch House), clothing companies (SRH Clothing), and management clients under the Regime Management umbrella. Zinger and his label groups have sold over 2 million records, with over 30 records reaching the Billboard Top 100 across various genres from rock to hip-hop. Recently expanding into film, Zinger has produced critically acclaimed documentaries like “Can’t Be Stopped,” chronicling the legendary Los Angeles graffiti crew C.B.S, and “Saving Banksy,” which rose to popularity on Netflix.
Joe Escalante is the bassist for the legendary California punk band The Vandals and the founder of Kung Fu Records, known for launching acts such as blink-182, MxPx, and the Ataris. With a background in corporate America as a network TV executive and a law degree from Loyola Law School, brings legal expertise to the partnership. As an attorney, Escalante has successfully negotiated deals for musicians such as Josh Freese to join Foo Fighters, Robert Trujillo to join Metallica, and Brooks Wackerman to join Avenged Sevenfold.
Read the full Billboard story HERE.