Big Plans for Sublime Album's 25th

Sublime will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their self-titled album with a numerous special releases, events and new merchandise. These include:

  • A virtual plaque ceremony to commemorate over 18 million in album consumption in the U.S. that will include drummer Bud Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and Troy DenDekker and Jakob Nowell, the widow and son of vocalist Bradley Nowell. The presentation will be available to stream on YouTube.
  • Limited-edition AleSmith Sublime Mexican Lager cans, featuring the new artwork from the band’s OG sun artist, Opie Ortiz, that’s also featured on the cover of the graphic novel. They'll be available at the AleSmith Tasting Room and select California retailers. 
  • A graphic novel by Z2 Comics called SUBLIME: $5 At the Door. It's deluxe and super deluxe editions will include a special first-time vinyl edition of Sublime's Doin’ Time EP, unavailable elsewhere, as well as exclusive prints, Lou-Dog toy and more.
  • Travis Barker-produced covers, remixes and collaborations with artists of all genres to re-imagine various Sublime songs from the self-titled album.


  • New music videos for “Pawn Shop” and "Garden Grove,"

Drummer Bud Gaugh says there’s not a day that goes by that he doesn't hear one of the band's songs "on the radio, in a bar, store, or in a car driving by." He constantly meets people who tell him that "Sublime has helped them through a hard time or has helped them change their lives" through their stories, music and the messages within the music."

The album was released on July 30th, 1996, and produced the hits “What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Wrong Way.” Gaugh maintains that the record label was actually considering "canning" it before it ever got released. He adds, "Man, I bet they’re glad they didn’t. I know we sure are and I know the fans are too."