Eric Wilson

  • Music

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron - Queen Mary - June 7, 2013

    Ink and Iron Festival Queen Mary June 7, 2013 Three days of punk rock, tattooed folks, custom hot rods kicked off on Friday with the majestic Queen Mary providing the scenic backdrop for the annual Ink and Iron Kustom Culture Festival. One couldn't have asked for more perfect weather as local heroe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 14-6

    14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Long Beach Dub Allstars Say Their Return is More Than Just a One-Off

    The Long Beach Dub Allstars are back in action, though sans former Sublime members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson. After an extended hiatus, the LBDA crew headed up by Sublime-affiliates Marshall Goodman and Michael Happoldt, will commence their live dub-rockin' sty-lee Sunday night at the Yost Theater, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2012

    Sublime with Rome

    Verizone Wireless Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    40oz. to Freedom Is 20 Years Old: We Reminisce and Speak With Sublime's New Incarnation

    Twenty years ago this month, Sublime released their first album: 40oz. to Freedom. At that point drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and singer-songwriter Bradley Nowell were just three guys from Long Beach. No record deal, no tour, no nothing. They sold records at shows and out of the ba ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Concerts Sprawling With Sound

    [Summer Guide 2012] The perfect aural schedule for your OC summer

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Tupac is Back: Six Dead Artists We Should Resurrect Via Hologram

    As many of you know by now, Tupac performed at this year's edition of Coachella via hologram. When he appeared, the much-intoxicated crowd did not know what to do. It was as if Tupac had died and rose again (to many conspiracy theorists, that was a literal take). Now that we know how Dr. Dre and AV ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Drummer Floyd 'Bud' Gaugh Quits Sublime With Rome

    [Mental Notes] Plus, 'Slayer Bob' lights up your holidays

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh Quits Sublime With Rome

    ​See also: KROQ Acoustic Christmas Night One The Intranets (it's a series of tubes -- look it up) is reporting that Sublime With Rome drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh has quit the band. Now, before anyone freaks out and burns all their Sublime With Rome merchandise, there is a sweeter, softer side t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    Justin Timberlake to Hold Office in Irvine?

    [Mental Notes] Pop star buys a piece of the old-school Internet. Plus, Paul Leary on Rome Ramirez

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Sublime's Former Drummer and DJ Marshall Goodman, Remembers Bradley Nowell

    Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell, who died 15 years ago today, left behind a legacy that is intrinsically tied to Long Beach and the rest of Orange County. This week's cover story pays tribute to the man who put Garden Grove on the map, who sang about the perils of date rape and invented the surf p ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2011

    Peer Reviews

    Other musicians have a few Brad Nowell stories to tell

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Fueled By Ramen Sign Sublime With Rome

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​Slightly puzzled by the news that emo/pop label Fueled By Ramen has signed stoner faves Sublime With Rome? Drummer Bud Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and singer/guitarist Rome don't exactly fit the eyeliner and Justin Bieber hair aesthetic that many Fueled By Ramen labelmates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Sublime with Rome Over the Weekend at Pacific Amphitheater

    John Gilhooley​Check out a slideshow of the Sublime with Rome concert here!Sublime with RomeJuly 30, 2010Orange County Fair - Pacific AmphitheaterThe Show: Orange County and the rest of the world was robbed when Sublime singer Bradley Nowell overdosed in 1996 just two months shy of the b ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    Don't Start a Riot

    Fourteen years after Bradley Nowell's tragic death, Sublime (With Rome) are back and headed for a town near you

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    The Dirty Heads Up for Best Hip-Hop, Best World Honors at OC Music Awards

    Huntington Beach band tours in April as opener for Sublime with Rome

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    The Like: Don't Hate

    [Mental Notes] Also, Sublime With Rome to Roam, Thom Yorke Makes Peace

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    BREAKING: Sublime Lawsuit Settled; Showdates Planned

    So the last we heard from the Long Beach-based Sublime, their future as a band was in jeopardy. As you know, after original lead singer Bradley Nowell had died of a heroin overdose in 1996 and the remaining members of Sublime decided to reform in 2009 with a new lead singer, 21-year-old Rome Ramirez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Judge to Sublime: Stop.

    ​Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California ruled Tuesday that original Sublime members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh cannot perform under the moniker that made them famous. This ruling, according to the Los Angeles Times, "will be upheld until the breach-of- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Plenty of Sublime Footage from this Weekend

    In case you didn't hear, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh reunited this weekend at the Cypress Hill Smokeout. And in case you really didn't hear, it wasn't with singer/guitarist Bradely Nowell, who passed away in 1996 from a heroin overdose. Nope, this reunion was with a new singer/guitarist -- an OC resid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    A Statement from the Estate of Bradley Nowell

    ​Just one day before a newly reunited Sublime is scheduled to play its first announced reunion gig at the Cypress Hill Smoke Out Festival, the estate of late singer Bradley Nowell has issued a statement explaining their position on the matter.Basically, they ain't happy. Nowell's wife Troy, son Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Sublime Reunion Part Deux

    ​Bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh are hitting the stage as Sublime, just like they did in February. But unlike the previous gig, held at some tiny Mexican restaurant in a Nevada town no one's ever heard of, this show is actually pretty big.It's part of Cypress Hill's Smokeout, a gathering ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Sublime reunion in...WTF??? Nevada???

    The Internets are abuzz with the rumors of a potential reunion of Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, also known as the two living members of Sublime. The fact that Wilson and Gaugh performed in the Long Beach Dub Allstars and a slew of bands pre-Sublime makes this a tad less exciting as say, Krist Novoselic ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 11, 2007


    OC Weekly is a stupid tabloid for journalists/writers who could never make it to a real newspaper!

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Righteous Riffage

    Everybody loves Half Pint

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    October 7, 1999