The colorful and tumultuous story of Sublime arrives in video stores this week with the release of "Stories, Tales, Lies, And Exaggerations," a two-hour home video documentary about the Cali ska outfit.
The video, which hits stores on Tuesday, boasts a slew of Sublime performance footage including backyard parties on the band's home turf of Long Beach, acoustic interludes, sets on the Vans Warped tour, and a duet between No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and Sublime on "Saw Red.
Director Joshua Fischel also includes interviews with such Sublime colleagues as No Doubt, Mike Watt, Pennywise, the Ziggens, and Lordz of Brooklyn in telling the story of the band and the loss of it lead singer, Brad Nowell, to a drug overdose in May of 1996.
I wanted people to experience seeing the band live and let people know that Sublime was more than just one guy," Fischel said in a written statement. "It was three guys and a huge extended family." The video comes close on the heels
of "Stand By Your Van," a live CD released last week that was culled from throughout the band's career.