Despite what it does for your record sales, it sucks when a rockstar dies before his time. Hard times came about in 1996 after the passing of Sublime's vocalist and guitarist Bradley Nowell.
Even good ol' Lou Dog was bummin'.
Frankly, I can't blame him. If I had been more than six years old at the time, I would have been bummed too.
The Sublime dynasty has gone through quite a few changes since Nowell's untimely death. Remaining members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh got involved in some side projects to keep some of the musical spirit alive.
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