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Jacob Nowell, son of the late singer Sublime Bradley Nowell, performed with his father's band at Coachella

Jacob Nowell, son of the late singer Sublime Bradley Nowell, performed with his father's band at Coachella

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Sublime's Jacob Noel performs at the Coachella Music Festival on Saturday in Indio, California.


Jacob Nowell, the son of the late Sublime lead singer Bradley Nowell, continues his father's legacy.

Jacob Noel joined two of Sublime's original members — Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson — on the Coachella music festival stage on Saturday, marking a new chapter in the band's story.

Bradley Noel He died in San Francisco in 1996 due to an overdose at the age of 28, just two months before the release of Sublime's acclaimed self-titled album.

After Bradley Noel died, it was basically sublime Solution. Gaugh and Wilson continued performing as a new band called the Long Beach Dub Allstars before forming another band in 2009 with singer and guitarist Roma Ramirez, which they called Sublime with Rome.

The Coachella set marks the new group's first public performance since it was announced that the 28-year-old musician would begin performing with Gaugh and Wilson. Their first performance was in December during A private concert in Los Angeles.

At Coachella, Sublime played a number of classic songs including “Bad Fish,” “Santeria,” and “What I Got,” among others, with Jacob Noel’s vocals sounding very similar to his father’s.

Jacob Noel, who was just 11 months old when his father died, said recently interview with People that he considers Gaugh and Wilson his “family,” and that preparing for his stage debut with his father's band was “emotionally complex.”

“I think taking on this role has given me a lot of closure,” he said. “The story seems complete.”

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Sublime first appeared on the music scene in the late 1980s. Their ska-punk sound mixed with Californian beach rock shined on their 1996 self-titled debut, their third album overall, which was a huge success.

Sublime with Roma currently on farewell trip, With their final show scheduled for August. According to People, Jacob Noel, Gauff and Wilson plan to continue playing together at various music festivals and solo concerts in the coming years.