Andrew Stockdale has bascially taken to twitter to announce that Wolfmother is dead. It seems that he’ll be releasing what was meant to be the band’s new record under his own name.
Stockdale took to his Twitter page today to say that the album is “a different trip now” and he wants “to be true to himself”, hence his decision.
Even though Wolfmother were just recently announced as a support act for Aerosmith at the US band’s Sydney gig at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 28th April, it is yet to be determined as to whether they will appear under that moniker or not .
Original Wolfmother band members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett walked out on Stockdale in August 2008 following extensive touring for their self-titled Grammy-winning debut album. A new line-up containing Aidan Nemeth, bassist and keyboardist Ian Peres, and drummer Dave Atkins recorded the 2009 follow-up Cosmic Egg. Atkins quit during the band’s touring of the album and was replaced by Will-Rockwell Scott.
Since then, Peres appears to be the only one who has stuck by Stockdale’s side, with the remaining members departing and Hamish Rosser, Vin Steele and keyboardist Elliott Hammond joining the group.
Fansite Wolfmother.net claims that the band have been working on the follow-up to ‘Cosmic Egg’ since at least March 2011, and that up to three bassists and four drummers have contributed to the album.
Keep you posted if you care. In case you do, here’s what we can expect from the band Andrew Stockdale.