Wolfmother Disband

Wolfmother has announced the resignation of bass/keyboard player Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett effective immediately.

Wolfmother Disband
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Australian award winning rock band Wolfmother has broken up, citing long-standing personal and musical differences. Bass/keyboard player Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett have resigned from the band, effective immediately, leaving just singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale. According to a statement on the band's website, Stockdale plans to find other musicians before 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," the statement said. "Longstanding frictions within the group then led them to take an extended break during the second half of 2007 to consider their future." The final straw came at the weekend where Wolfmother headlined last Sunday at the Splendour In The Grass Festival in Byron Bay. "Following that show Chris Ross decided to announce that he was leaving the band due to irreconcilable personal and musical differences," the statement said. "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." Stockdale, Heskett and Ross will make no public statements. "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 led to the decisions announced today," the statement said. Thanks for the info to BrisbaneTimes.

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    Melodic_Rocker
    i wasn't a huge fan of this band but i have aquite a few of their songs and i enjoyed listening to them... this is disappointing theyre one of the few good bands of today
    marcus00
    That sucks. Hopefully Andrew will continue in the same fashion. I wasn't too impressed when I heard these guys for the first time, but they stuck in my head enough that I bought the album and thoroughly enjoyed it. I know they get a bad rap from a lot of people out there for ripping off other bands or whatever, but if I hear something I like, that's all that matters to me. Isn't that what music should be? Also, I used to be a big Mike Patton fan, but after his elitist rant about these guys. I always thought he was a pretty cool guy, but I lost a lot of respect for him after that and can't really enjoy any of his work any more.
    Schnitzel_Man
    JRowe3388 wrote: I bet Mike Patton is laughing his ass off.
    Haha, yes! Bit of a shame, I didn't mind Wolfmother. Maybe a new lineup will still be ok though.
    PissInMyShoeses
    MAn thats sucks. Back before their album even came out in the states i was into them and they were my first concert. And for everyone who says "they only famous cuz they have a couple good songs" They only have one album. Most modern rock albums have maybe 1 or 2 but for me, that album was solid track for track except for Woman.
    royalrocker311
    Ouch, that's not good. :/ They had some cool stuff, and I did see them as possibly reviving the classic rock scene. But who knows what the future will bring.
    f1sk
    damn never really listened to them but isn't this a little short lived maybe they will go on to make something cooler kind of like when at the drive in broke up and later became mars volta
    simmonsalmighty
    this is sad one of my fav bands broke up but on the good side stockdale is getting other musicans to contiune wolfmother and the new album for all you people that is going all oh man they suck and they copied zeppelin and sabbath they didnt they that was there infuences they made there own sound that was simalar to it and if you say they suck and they are a terrible band then why do read it and comment on it
    withoutanyname
    Nooooo... that's all I wanna say... i just hope there'll be a second album, or whatever with the songs they played at the Andy Warhol show... they were great...
    Godbe
    Hopefully 2 good bands will come out of this though. I get the feeling Stockdale was the driving force behind Wolfmother, so the new lineup should still sound the same(ish).
    Bassboi904
    Damn. Ross and Heskett were more talented at their instruments than Stockdale if you ask me. Heskett had some pretty sweet fills, and Ross did have some good basslines. Maybe it's because Stockdale had to sing at the same time, but whatever. Pleased to Meet You had an awesome solo, but that had to be at least three or four guitar parts dubbed together. All three of them are talented though...so maybe two good bands will come out of this. And to everyone saying they copied Zeppelin/Sabbath/ACDC: you can hear their influence in their music, but they didn't directly copy them. Listen to Love Train. It has one of the most creative intros I've heard in a rock song. That tropical sound they got was really cool.
    AeroRocker
    step one) find a new drummer step two) find another guitarist step three) start reign over modern rock world
    qotsa1998
    Im pretty sure that this isnt the end of Wolfmother forever, so, like other UG headlines, its a bit misleading. They are/were a great band, very cool songs, and the White Unicorn video is one of the best Popcore(Pray for Plaugues, Attack by 30stm, polyamorous by Breaking Benjamin)-style videos ive ever seen. But for now, it seems like well just have to wait for Stockdale to find some new musicians.
    Fiddelers elbow
    Fuck... I saw them live a month or two before they put out there album. The album was decent but there live shows were ****ing mind-blowing...
    recliner33
    This really surprised me. I was kind of excited for their new material, I remember them saying it was going to be more psychedelic or something like that. Sure their first album was just straight up hard rock, but I think over time their sound would have progressed more into other stuff. But I bet you any money, that in x number of years from now there will be a reunion containing all the original members. It always happens to big rock bands and people are still eager to see what this band has to offer. I know Andrew is going to move on with wolfmother, but it won't be the same even though it is his band. It would be like if Kurt Cobain was still alive and he continued on with nirvana but without krist and dave. I know they didn't contribute as much as Kurt but Krist was in the band since the beginning and it would be hard replacing Grohl. And I'm not saying the guys in wolfmother are the most talented guys out there, but they would still be hard to replace. Also, I honestly beleive that stockdale has nothing to do with this, I think it is just musical differences. They have many different influences, Andrew likes stuff like the animals and the drummer and bassist are more into stoner rock stuff like kyuss. I'm a big fan of stoner rock so I'll keep an eye on what projects these two work on next.
    jimmy8778
    everyone says that wolfmother is a rippoff of older bands like led zepplin, sabbath, acdc, you name it. but really, arent a lot of those bands just ripping from earlier music, and changing the beats and instrumentation around, wolfmother was being nostalgic in the sense that they were using the traditional instrumentation, and actually had original music, i have listened to their cd through and through, and have not thought, "I've heard that in an AC/DC song, or Led Zepplin had a rift that sounded exactly the same as that. When you compare modern rock to classic, you will notice some things are copied, its hard not to, but atleast wolfmother made it a point that their music itself was original, while still borrowing from classics, with a classic sound to it, they never denied that much.
    GoWithTheFlow
    lead_zeppelin wrote: WTF that sucks. I tought Wolfmother could revive 70s hardrock and make it popular again.
    thats impossible! that woud be like reviving dinasours. Fool!
    That-Funny-Guy
    one of my favorite bands. this sux mykes and chris were one of the coolest rythym sections ever.
    BassFishin
    well that sucks. although it explains why they haven't put out a new song in 2 years.
    megadethirish
    wshnationals wrote: good thing. shitty ac/dc ripoff band
    No my friend, that would be Airbourne!
    PoorStavi
    i never even liked wolfmother so i dont mind at all they were mediocre in my opinion
    Tordyboi
    Matt_1213 wrote: whatamidoinhere wrote: So basically they just got sick of their singer? zartists.net wrote: good they got rid of the singer, with a better frontman they could do really well. Bit of a shame the singer IS the band mate. He wrote all their material, plus all the guitar parts. The keyboardist and the drummer were just along for the ride. Should be pretty easy to replace them in all honesty.
    Its really arrogant to think that you can just replace everyone without the singer and guitarist, not having any impact on their sound. Since your on this site i assume that you play in a band. Everyone decides how things work. Not just the guitar player and singer. I know that wolfmothers next album is going to be very different, soundwise.
    pinkhaze29
    JRowe3388 wrote: I bet Mike Patton is laughing his ass off.
    My thoughts exactly ^.^ I never liked Wolfmother... something about them....
    Domine6377
    SERIALTRENDKILL wrote: Yea too bad Jimmy Page stole pretty much all of the material for Zeppelin's first album! I haven't given wolfmother a chance yet, so i have no true opinion here. i will soon though. also, led zeppelin didnt steal anything. jimmy page was in the yardbirds with clapton and beck and they co wrote a ton of stuff together. it just so happened that they all used pieces of what they wrote in the yardbirds, later on. it turned out none of it sounded the same anyways, so that issue became irrelevant.
    no led did steal alot of music from other blues musicians. they put their own spin on it and added lyrics here and there but their first 2 albums were mostly redone versions of blues songs they liked. Dazed and confused...not written by led zeppelin they took howlin wolfs killin floor and used it for lemon song. jimi hendrix used killin floor to open at monteray i think he did a way better job lol. (no offense to zep i love zep with all my heart)
    Savage Animal
    SERIALTRENDKILL wrote: Yea too bad Jimmy Page stole pretty much all of the material for Zeppelin's first album! I haven't given wolfmother a chance yet, so i have no true opinion here. i will soon though. also, led zeppelin didnt steal anything. jimmy page was in the yardbirds with clapton and beck and they co wrote a ton of stuff together. it just so happened that they all used pieces of what they wrote in the yardbirds, later on. it turned out none of it sounded the same anyways, so that issue became irrelevant.
    black mountainside is a song by bert jansch that jimmy page decided to play but gave NO credit to jansch. also stairway to heavens main progression is taken from a song by Spirit. if you look into it its pretty obvious jimmy page is a douche
    Raoul_Duke_92
    SERIALTRENDKILL wrote: also, led zeppelin didnt steal anything. jimmy page was in the yardbirds with clapton and beck and they co wrote a ton of stuff together.
    No, they didn't. Clapton quit the Yardbirds in 65. Beck was his replacement, so they never co-wrote any Yardbirds material. Page came in on bass in 66 and shortly switched to guitar. So I guess you could say Beck and Page co-wrote some Yardbirds material but Clapton never co-wrote any Yardbirds stuff with either of them. PS - Zeppelin stole a bunch of stuff. Listen to "The Lemon Song" and compare its lyrics to "Killing Floor."
    jefffelker40
    the worst thing about this happening is now what he have to look forward to in the future no matter if the future wolfmother is good or not, is countless whiny little bitches crying that "wolfmother just isn't the same since so and so left" this will go on forever regardless of what happens.
    melle-cobain
    nooooo that sucks wolfmother was one of my favorate bands i hope the real wolfmother sound will not leave when there is coming new band members