But, in reality the two bands have collaborated numerous times on each other’s releases.
Now 27, the singer, guitarist, and songwriter is truly flourishing.
With drummer Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails) now permanently installed behind the kit and Sublime bassist and co-founder Eric Wilson anchoring the group, Sublime With Rome are armed with an album that makes a real statement... Co-produced by Rome and Paul Leary, who manned the boards for 'Yours Truly,' 'Sirens' is an expression of three musicians who truly get each other and who can communicate seamlessly through their instruments and while in their favorite habitat -- the stage!
It was followed up by the release of the album title track, “Sirens,” which features Sublime with Rome’s longtime friends and Huntington Beach natives, the Dirty Heads.
The guys joked that Dirty Heads’ Jared “Dirty J” Watson and Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell forced their way into the studio and they couldn’t get rid of them.
Rome (vocals, guitar): Eric Wilson (bass); Josh Freese (drums) The wait is over!
Sublime With Rome returns long at last with 'Sirens' (July 17, 2015, BMG Chrysalis), the effervescent follow up to the band's 2011 debut, 'Yours Truly.' "We had more time, we know each other better now, and we're even better musicians," said Rome Ramirez, who was just 20-years-old when he embarked on this journey.The band released their second album, ‘Sirens’ in July of 2015.Co-produced by Rome and Paul Leary, who manned the boards for ‘Yours Truly,’ ‘Sirens’ is an expression of three musicians who truly get each other and who can communicate seamlessly through their instruments and while in their favorite habitat, the stage.He has also worked with Enrique Iglesias on his 10th studio album.He also co-wrote the songs "Vagabond Blues" and "Castaway" with Dirty Heads and appeared on Blues Traveler's Blow Up the Moon.Sublime with Rome is a musical collaboration between Eric Wilson, formerly of the band Sublime, and singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez, with Josh Freese joining them on drums.