Sublime with Rome is a musical collaboration between Eric Wilson, formerly of the band Sublime, and singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez. The group chiefly performs songs by Sublime, which was fronted by Bradley Nowell until his death in 1996.
Ramirez began performing with Bud Gaugh and Wilson in 2009, where they played under the name “Sublime”, until Nowell’s estate issued a legal challenge to the use of the trademarked name for a venture not including Nowell. As a result, they changed their name to “Sublime with Rome” in January 2010. The group played at the 2009 Smokeout Festival and embarked on their first tour in 2010, and released their debut album, Yours Truly, on July 12, 2011. Gaugh left the band on December 10, 2011.
When asked if he saw the band reuniting in the future Gaugh replied, “No, I am done with SWR. I would be into playing music with Eric Wilson, however.” When asked how it felt to play Sublime songs again, Gaugh said, “It was really good for the first few months, after that, it just felt wrong. Not playing the songs but playing them with the name Sublime, without Brad.”
Despite this, Sublime with Rome continue to tour, with Josh Freese taking Gaugh’s place.