Late Sublime singer/guitarist Bradley Nowell sadly died just as his band was making it huge. Like, Green Day huge. Except Billie Joe and his crew probably never dominated dorm stereos with the omnipresence of Sublime's 1994 album 40oz. to Freedom and '96's self-titled LP. Arriving on radio just as the ska-punk trend was cresting, Nowell's songwriting prowess and unabashed partying aspirations connected kinetically with frat boys and their sorority kin (something which one suspects Nowell may have both loved and hated). And like Pearl Jam, former college grads have since passed Sublime's music down as a spring break tradition.