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March 14, 2011 16:34 ET

Fueled By Ramen Sign Sublime With Rome; Alternative/Ska-Punk Trio Currently in the Studio, With Debut Album Slated for This Summer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - Fueled By Ramen has announced its signing of alternative/ska-punk group Sublime with Rome. The California-based combo features drummer Bud Gaugh and bass player Eric Wilson -- both founding members of the legendary ska-punk band, Sublime -- alongside gifted singer/guitarist Rome.

Currently hard at work at El Paso, Texas' Sonic Ranch studio with producer Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Meat Puppets, Long Beach Dub Allstars), Sublime with Rome will unleash their much anticipated label debut album this summer, with plans for a single to hit radio airwaves later this spring. Details of a major North American tour will be announced shortly.

Sublime with Rome singer/guitarist Rome said: "Everything has been going amazing in the studio. The music has been coming along great, and we're confident that we're making a record that will stand the test of time. We can't wait for the fans to hear it, and are already planning a world tour to bring it to them live."

Troy Nowell-Holmes, widow of original Sublime guitarist/vocalist Bradley Nowell, stated: "Sublime with Rome earned the fans' approval with their live performances by showing it was never about replacing or forgetting Brad -- it was about celebrating the music. And now the next chapter begins. Rome is such a great songwriter and with Bud and Eric's amazing talent to back him up, Sublime with Rome will thrive and shine in its own right. I can't wait to hear the new material because I know how talented they all are."

In related news, Sublime with Rome will be streaming live from the studio on Monday, March 21 at 6pm PT/9PM ET. Fans can access the live stream at the band's Facebook page ( and get insight into the recording process behind one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

Sublime with Rome first came together in 2009 for a series of shows including such multi-artist bills as Cypress Hill's Smokeout and the annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas spectacular. Buoyed by the extraordinarily positive response, the band embarked on a worldwide headline tour that drew packed houses and rave reviews at every stop. While the music of Sublime has always remained in constant radio rotation, Rome scored a hit of his own, co-writing and lending his distinctive voice to The Dirty Heads' recent #1 modern rock hit, "Lay Me Down."

Founded in Long Beach, CA, by Gaugh, Wilson, and original vocalist/guitarist Bradley Nowell in 1988, Sublime was without question one of the most successful and influential ska-punk bands of all time. Fueled by such radio hits as "Date Rape," "Santeria," and the chart-topping "What I Got," the band achieved worldwide sales in excess of 17 million, including 1992's RIAA 2x-platinum certified "40 OZ. TO FREEDOM," 1994's gold certified "ROBBIN' THE HOOD," 1996's 5x-platinum blockbuster, "SUBLIME," and 1997's platinum certified "SECOND HAND SMOKE." Named by Los Angeles' KROQ as its third "Biggest Band of All Time" for six years running -- topped only by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana -- Sublime disbanded following Nowell's untimely death in 1996. 

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