Posted in music on August 7, 2008

Wolfmother

Grammy Award winning rock band Wolfmother has announced the resignation of bass/keyboard player Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett effective immediately.
Official announcement continued below...

Singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale now plans to find other musicians over coming months and to then begin making a new Wolfmother album.

Wolfmother toured the world virtually non-stop through 2006 and early 2007 on the back of their acclaimed self titled debut album. Longstanding frictions within the group then lead them to take an extended break during the second half of 2007 to consider their future.

In early 2008 they regrouped and worked on new material. Initially encouraged by those sessions, they committed to a handful of live shows to 'road test' the new songs and to try to find a way forward.

Those dates concluded with a headlining slot last Sunday at the Splendour In The Grass Festival in Australia's Byron Bay where rumours circulated about possible lineup changes.

Following that show Chris Ross decided to announce that he was leaving the band due to irreconcilable personal and musical differences. Myles Heskett has also decided to leave the band rather than continuing as part of a changed lineup. The pair has been working together on songs for some time and they plan to focus their energies on that new project in the future.

Wolfmother's self titled debut album is one of the most successful Australian rock releases this century. It has sold over 1.3 million copies and received multiple ARIA Awards and a Grammy – making them the first Aussie band to receive such an award in 25 years. Other highlights for the group have included appearances at just about every major music festival in the world, sharing stages with Pearl Jam, The Who and The Strokes, and a special performance inducting the legendary Led Zeppelin into the UK's Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame.

Andrew Stockdale, Myles Heskett and Chris Ross will make no public statements at this time except to say that they are each really looking forward to making their new music over the years ahead.

In the meantime they simply ask all Wolfmother fans to please understand that in spite of their best efforts over a long period of time, they just could not find a harmonious way to work together and that has lead to the decisions announced today.

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Comments (51)

Oh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:37 AM

one is the loneliest number.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:41 AM

yea, that's gonna be a tough ratio to power through...on the bright side, one is less likely to have "creative differences" with oneself.

well, unless you're having some major existential crisis.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:47 AM

[Pin drop]

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:47 AM

people gave them a lot of shit, but i saw them at the pool a few years ago and they were great...that said, i'm not really into them that much.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:50 AM

the guys who quit probably hated the name from the getgo

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:51 AM

i bet it was over a "WOMAN, YA KNOW YA WOMAN!"

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:52 AM

if i worked very hard a being in a band with my mates for so many years, and finally had the break of a lifetime.. the future was bright... a dream come true... rock and roll megastardom....

seems like this is possibly the dumbest move they could make!

dont be such a pussy and STFU and rock on.... JEESH!!!

Posted by jeff | August 7, 2008 10:53 AM

What a bunch of women.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:54 AM

didn't they start as a joke metal band?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:54 AM

honestly...in a band like that the bassist and drummer are very replaceable. i saw them live once and it wasn't bad. they'll probably be just as good with replacement players.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:54 AM

how does 2/3 of a band up and leave after selling a crapload of records, winning awards, tour everywhere etc. that singer must be a real douche to work with, eh? the rhythm section of this band really held the music together. i can't imagine it being as good again.

Posted by pdiddy | August 7, 2008 10:56 AM

i farted.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:57 AM

i can say i saw the original wolfmother at mercury lounge. i guess they'll never get to be our led zeppelin now...

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:05 AM

I think the dudes from Kingdom Come are looking for a gig...

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:08 AM

Who cares. Really.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:13 AM

This is surely a sad day for Jefferson.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:15 AM

What time does Daft Punk join Wolfmother?

Posted by greg | August 7, 2008 11:17 AM

"i bet it was over a "WOMAN, YA KNOW YA WOMAN!""

i just laughed out loud in my cubicle. thank for that 1052.

but seriously, who care?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:17 AM

2/3 of me doesn't care.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:17 AM

Thank you to all the douches for the always insightful "who cares?" comments. I don't know what the comment section on BV would be like without your great wisdom.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:23 AM

Don't mention it pal.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:26 AM

they can suck 2/3s of my fucking dick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:27 AM

who cares

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:27 AM

The Datsuns > Wolfmother

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:30 AM

No really 11:23. WHO CARES? Really.. WHO CARES??


Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:31 AM

Thank you to all the douches who say douche now. I have been saying douche forever but now I cant say douche anymore because all you douches say douche all the time and now just saying douche is douchey. I hate you all

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:33 AM

both of those dudes have hated the singer for a looong time. this is not new news. the other two have a band called BeachBuggy or DuneBuggy - something to that effect. cant remember the exact name. the singer is also like 40+ years old. not that it matters, but the fame went straight to his Phil Spector head.

Posted by Midnight Oil | August 7, 2008 11:33 AM

I smell season 3 of CBS's ROCK STAR!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:36 AM

Ha! man that show was god awful I totally forgot about that show and stupid dave navarro is until just now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:39 AM

anon 11:27

hahahahah.
that's exactly my kind of humor. thanks for the laugh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:41 AM

where's that video where Mike Patton disses the crap out of this band. That kinda ruled.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:43 AM

Stockdale must have been tough to work with, if the other two guys are leaving such a successful rock band that "stages with Pearl Jam, The Who and The Strokes, and a special performance inducting the legendary Led Zeppelin into the UK's Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame."

I wonder what the creative differences were - maybe he wanted to record an album of all guitar solos?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:45 AM

"where's that video where Mike Patton disses the crap out of this band. That kinda ruled."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKDvJTxZDbA

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:49 AM

i guess those two guys got tired of being frauds

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:53 AM

This is great news.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:56 AM

maybe they got tired of playing the same riff over and over in every song they've ever made?

I hope this breakup was caused by an intervention.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 12:04 PM

i just saved a fuckpile on my car insurance by switching to wolfmother.

Posted by chupa chupa | August 7, 2008 12:18 PM

1st Anon 11:33 - right on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 12:22 PM

they were my favorite zeppelin cover bad... they will truly be missed

Posted by poopnscoop | August 7, 2008 12:25 PM

"the singer is also like 40+ years old. not that it matters"

His wikipedia page says he just turned 32, which is actually a long way from 40, not that it matters. Of course, bands have been known to lie about age before (hello, Trail of Dead and Franz Ferdinand). I've never understood why it should make such a difference.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 12:32 PM

I once gave all 3 of them handjobs at the same time

Posted by Da Wankster | August 7, 2008 1:56 PM

patton... was he in a band or something?

Posted by moldymind | August 7, 2008 2:37 PM

the other two wanted a song in rock band, but the guitarist was deadset on guitar hero 4

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 4:25 PM

"where's that video where Mike Patton disses the crap out of this band. That kinda ruled."

At least these guys still have their gear.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 4:59 PM

2/4 of the band if you factor in the singer's hair

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 7:33 PM

"2/4 of the band if you factor in the singer's hair"

*giant cane comes out from stage left*
*pulls you offstage as you get pelted w/ tomatoes*

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 7:47 PM

I actually like these guys :{

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 7:48 PM

without Wolfmother mankind will surely descend into chaos pain and misery.... what hope does humanity have now? if Obama wants to save us, he should start by keeping Wolfmother together!

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 11:02 PM

Islam is a religion of peace

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