SoCal ska punk band Sublime was on a five-day tour in Northern California when guitarist / lead singer Bradley Nowell od'd on heroin and died here at the Oceanview Motel in San Francisco on May 25, 1996. He was 28 years old. Their hit major label debut album Sublime (renamed from Killin' It after his death) was released posthumously. Nowell had been battling heroin addiction for many years. He was survived by Eric Wilson (bass) Bud Gaugh (drums) and Lou Dog.