Bud Gaugh

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Bud Gaugh
Birth name Floyd I. Gaugh IV
Born (1967-10-02) October 2, 1967 (age 52)
Genres Ska punk, punk rock, reggae, alternative rock, dub reggae
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums, percussion, synthesizer, sampler
Years active 1986–present
Labels MCA, Skunk, DreamWorks, spinART
Associated acts Sublime, Sublime with Rome, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Eyes Adrift, Volcano, Juice Bros., Gwen Stefani

Floyd I. "Bud" Gaugh IV (born October 2, 1967) is a rock music drummer who played in the bands Sublime (1988–1996), Long Beach Dub Allstars (1997–2002), Eyes Adrift (2002–2003) Volcano (2004), Del Mar (2006–present) and Sublime with Rome (2009–2011), and currently Jelly of the Month Club.


Gaugh started his drumming career back in high school playing snare with the Long Beach Junior Concert Band.

He met bassist Eric Wilson in 1979 and later started their first garage punk band, which was named The Juice Bros. They became founding members of Sublime in 1986. In 1996, Sublime ended due to the death of lead singer Bradley Nowell from a heroin overdose. The Long Beach Dub Allstars then formed in 1997. Their first album was released in 1999 called Right Back (DreamWorks).

Gaugh played drums in the Eyes Adrift with Krist Novoselic and Curt Kirkwood. After Eyes Adrift disbanded, he went on to form Volcano with Kirkwood. Since Eyes Adrift, Gaugh now spends his time at his home in Nevada, snowboarding, skating, skiing and kayaking in Colorado and Lake Tahoe and plays in a band called Del Mar. Del Mar was started in 2006, and plays classic surf.

It was announced in early 2009 that Gaugh would be reuniting with Sublime at Cantina Los Tres Hombres in Sparks, Nevada on February 28 with new frontman and guitarist Rome Ramirez, in the place of Bradley Nowell.[1] Following positive response, the band decided to reunite properly in August 2009 for a possible tour and new album.[2] However, not long after the October 2009 performance at Cypress Hill's Smokeout Festival, a Los Angeles judge banned the new lineup from using the Sublime name and was forced to change its name. The new lineup of Eric Wilson, Bud Gaugh, and Rome Ramirez performed together as Sublime with Rome. A debut album, Yours Truly was released on July 12, 2011.

Gaugh left Sublime with Rome on December 10, 2011 to spend more time with his family. He was replaced by Josh Freese. On January 12, 2012, in an interview posted on budztv.com,[3] Gaugh expressed regrets about touring and recording with Sublime with Rome stating: "In hind sight I would not have used the name. I didn't want to in the first place, I was talked into it and I would like to apologize to certain people and the fans for trying to justify or talk them into it as well."[3] When asked how it felt to play Sublime songs again, Gaugh said: "It was really good for the first few months, after that, it just felt wrong. Not playing the songs but playing them with the name Sublime, without Brad."[3]

When asked if he saw the band reuniting in the future Gaugh replied "No, I am done with SWR. I would be into playing music with Eric Wilson, however."[3]



Long Beach Dub All-Stars

Eyes Adrift


Del Mar

Sublime with Rome

Jelly of the Month Club

  • Introducing the Jelly of the Month Club (2013)[5]


  1. Sublime Reunion?. Last accessed September 22, 2009.
  2. Sublime To Reunite For Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest. Last accessed September 22, 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Bud Gaugh Exclusive Interview by Erik Schaefer of SWRfans.com". budztv.com. Retrieved January 12, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Sublime Settles On New Band Name, Plots Tour". Billboard.com. Retrieved March 3, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. http://www.thepier.org/jelly-of-the-month-club-release/

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