Marshall Goodman

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Marshall Goodman
Goodman in 2010
Goodman in 2010
Background information
Also known asRas MG, MG, Field Marshall, Field, Fields
Born (1971-01-31) January 31, 1971 (age 52)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresHip hop, Reggae, alternative
Occupation(s)Drummer, songwriter, Politician
Instrument(s)Drums, turntables, percussion
Years active1990–present
LabelsMarshall Arts Music, DreamWorks

Marshall Goodman (born January 31, 1971), known professionally as Ras MG (also known as MG, Field Marshall, Field, or Fields) is an American drummer, songwriter and producer.


Sublime years: 1990–1992, 1994–1996[edit]

Goodman was the secondary drummer of the Southern California-based music group Sublime from 1990 to 1992 and played on 14 of the 22 songs on the band's multi-platinum selling 40oz to Freedom including "Date Rape," "Smoke Two Joints," "54-46 That's My Number/Ball and Chain," and "Hope".[1] Additionally, Goodman co-wrote the songs "Doin' Time" and "April 29, 1992 (Miami)" from Sublime's eponymous album.[1][2]

Long Beach Dub Allstars years: 1996–2002[edit]

In 1996, after Sublime's Bradley Nowell died, a group was formed to perform Sublime songs at "Enough Already," a benefit show.[3] This group went on to become the nationally touring act the Long Beach Dub Allstars in which Goodman was the co-drummer, DJ, percussionist, producer (Right Back), songwriter, and voting member.[4] Goodman co-wrote the band's single "Sunny Hours"[4][5]


The Long Beach Dub Allstars broke up in 2002 and Goodman toured as the drummer for DreamWorks artist Jessy Moss in 2003. The band appeared in the film Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! in 2004.[6]

In 2008 Goodman remixed Good Charlotte’s song "Broken Hearts Parade" for their Greatest Remixes album with longtime collaborator and friend Michael Happoldt. Goodman and Happoldt also conducted the reunion of LBDA in 2012.[7]

2012: Goodman programmed drums and scratched on Slightly Stoopid’s album Top of the World and performed scratches live with band on numerous occasions in 2012 and 2013, including the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show[8] and the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Gibson Amphitheatre.[9]

In November 2016, Goodman was elected city councilmember for the City of La Palma, California.[10]

In November 2018, Goodman was appointed Mayor of the City of La Palma, California for a term of two years expiring in December 2020.[11]


Goodman is a Vic Firth artist[12] and uses the following drumsticks:

  • 3A and 3AN
Goodmans drum kit. 2007. Photo by Joe Fish.

He also uses:

Selected discography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Marshall Goodman Discography at Discogs". 1992-04-29. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  2. ^ "Marshall Goodman". ReverbNation. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  3. ^ Minarchick, Tom (1999-09-17). "MUSIC: What Sublime started, the All Stars carry through". Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  4. ^ a b Moss, Corey (2001-08-27). "Yes, That Really Is Bradley Nowell On Dub Allstars' Latest - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Long Beach Dub All Stars". Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  6. ^ "Marshall Goodman : Soundtracks". Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  7. ^ Lovinus, Adam (2012-09-28). "Long Beach Dub Allstars Say Their Return is More Than Just a One-Off". Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  8. ^ Rock Music Report. (2012-09-17). "Slightly Stoopid Takes 'Jimmy Kimmel' Viewers to the 'Top of the World'". Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  9. ^ "Slightly Stoopid Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas « The World Famous KROQ". 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  10. ^ "Meet Marshall Goodman, la Palma's newest council member". 23 November 2016.
  11. ^ "City Council, Planning Commission, & Successor Agency to the Community Development Commission | La Palma, CA - Official Website". Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  12. ^ "Vic Firth Home page".