Sublime Documentary Screened

Sublime, John Hiatt, Whale, Kid Rock, Stereophonic, Oasis, Spice Girls, Mudhoney...

Former Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh and former Minutemen/

fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt were among the attendees at a screening of the Sublime documentary, "Stories, Tales, Lies & Exaggerations." The screening was held in the now-defunct ska-punk-reggae trio's hometown of Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday night. Directed by Josh Fischel, the recently-released home video traces Sublime's hectic and unlikely climb to multi-platinum status and deals with the group's sad, unexpected demise following the death of singer Bradley Nowell from a May 1996 drug overdose. Watt, who has compared Nowell to his late partner in the Minutemen, D. Boon, was among the rockers interviewed for the film, along with fellow Long Beach surf/punk band the Ziggens, fellow punks Pennywise and the Falling Idols and Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal of No Doubt.