The Long Beach Dub Allstars (LBDAS for short) were founded by Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh who were in the band: Sublime with Bradley Nowell, but after Nowell died in 1996 of a heroin overdose, The Long Beach Dub Allstars were formed after. In 2002, rumors that the band had broken up began to surface. Apparently the band had taken a hard-drug-free vow and some of the band’s members had broken this vow, which caused Bud Gaugh to quit.
In the recent past, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh reunited in Sublime with Rome, a new incarnation of Sublime which chiefly performs songs by that band and features Rome Ramirez in place of Bradley Nowell. On September 1st of 2012, Long Beach Dub Allstars played their first show in 11 years at the Queen Mary Events Park next to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Now, this reunion lineup consists of Marshall Goodman “Ras MG” on drums, Michael “Miguel” Happoldt on lead guitar/vocals, Opie Ortiz on vocals, Jack Maness on vocals/guitar/keys, Tim Wu on sax/flute/vocals, and Edwin Kampwith on bass.