Sublime's name/copyright woes
2009-11-08 by Archibald C. Burke | 24 Comments

A judge has ruled that remaining Sublime members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson may not continue to play under the Sublime band name without consent from the Nowell estate, in light of evidence the name was copyrighted by Brad Nowell. The Nowell family has expressed wishes that the band not continue under this name and took action three days before the newly reformed band was set to take the stage at the Smokeout Festival.

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cirq
November 8th 2009

9263 Comments


great news

EVedder27
November 8th 2009

6088 Comments


wow. Probably not a big deal though I bet they'll just play under another name.

CelestialDust
November 8th 2009

3155 Comments


plan b

sublemonlime

Demonicgman
November 8th 2009

417 Comments


sublyme?

CelestialDust
November 8th 2009

3155 Comments


that too haha, as long as the music is still good

Aaron
November 8th 2009

651 Comments


as long as the music is still good

erm, about that. It's sublime, you know?

cirq
November 8th 2009

9263 Comments


He does know, that's why he said good music

CrazyFool84
November 8th 2009

1080 Comments


Indeed, I thought Sublime and good music were synonymous with each other . I'm glad about this to be honest, love these guys to death and fully support Eric and Bud in virtually everything they've done afterwards (minus that Volcano thing Gaugh did) but couldn't get past the idea of this without Brad.

I know the whole argument about the frontman dying due to his own stupidity and the band having the right to move on, but Brad did the smart thing here. By copyrighting the name, that ends that...I truly hope Eric and Bud didn't know that he had previously (or should I say supposedly) expressed wishes that the name not be used in a project without him. If so, and they still planned on carrying on regardless, it's a pure money grab (which it is more or less anyway) and I'd lose a fierce amount of respect.

Skyler
November 8th 2009

1084 Comments


Probably for the best. Sublime died when Nowell died. End of story.

cirq
November 8th 2009

9263 Comments


Just as nirvana died with kurt

drasticaction74
November 8th 2009

1721 Comments


subshouldn'tcontinuelime

Ire
November 8th 2009

41749 Comments


Badphish

PanasonicYouth
November 8th 2009

7411 Comments


oooooh thank you thank you thank you

TheyTookOurJobs
November 8th 2009

1318 Comments


cool

Brownboy
November 8th 2009

114 Comments


i agree, sublime without brad nowell just isnt sublime...
i don't think they'll be able to come up with stuff as good as 40 oz to Freedom or Smoke Two Joints

DonCheadle
November 8th 2009

20 Comments


someone buy that judge a sandwich

Flatliner
November 8th 2009

668 Comments


lol DonCheadle

but why dont they just go with the Long Beach Dub All-stars like they were before?

Asiatic667
November 8th 2009

4648 Comments


lame

Satellite
November 9th 2009

20683 Comments


but why dont they just go with the Long Beach Dub All-stars like they were before?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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TheRoyalOceanMaster
November 9th 2009

17 Comments


that would irritate me, but, i concur with yall, sublime died with brad, bind melon died with shannon, nirvana died with kurt, and ozzy died when he left black sabbath. their talented enough they can do their own shit...write a tribute to the greatest band..learn from dave grohl.

sublimefan1991
November 15th 2009

753 Comments


i'm so glad about this. it was actually kinda hilarious to me that they still called themselves 'sublime' w/o brad. i realize what a tremendous tragedy brad's death was, and it haunts me personally nearly every day, but as huge a sublime fan as i am, they're done b/c brad's dead. which sucks.

Satellite
November 16th 2009

20683 Comments


"i realize what a tremendous tragedy brad's death was, and it haunts me personally nearly every day..."

Dude, really?

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2009

16263 Comments


srsly

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EasternLight
November 16th 2009

2700 Comments


stupid



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