Long Beach Dub All-Stars Debut To Catch A Fire In January

The Long Beach Dub All-Stars, the new group featuring former Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh and bassist Eric Wilson, have started working on their new album, tentatively titled "Burn Unit," due out in January.

Guesting on the album will be former Bad Brains frontman HR, who joined the band onstage recently for the Reggae on the Rocks festival in Morrison, Colorado, singing on a cover of the Beatles' "Day Tripper" and Bad Brains' "Youth Are Getting Restless."

Other vocalists set to appear on "Burn Unit" include the Born Jamericans' Notch and reggae dancehall legend Barrington Levy, with whom the band recorded a cover of Levy's "Under Mi Sensi" for the upcoming "Hempilation II: Free the Weed" record.

Producing some of the Dub tracks will be veteran Sublime producer Michael "Miguel" Happoldt, who also plays guitars for the the band. Rounding out the Dub All-Stars are Opie Ortiz on lead vocals and guitars, Marshall Goodman on turntables, RAS 1 from Jah's Children on guitar, Tim Wu

on saxophone and Jack Mannis on keyoboards.

With the initial sessions for "Burn Unit" completed, the band plans to take the next two months off before heading to a New York studio to complete work on the debut album.