Wolfmother Lose Member
Wolfmother drummer Dave Atkins has left the band.
In a statement, Wolfmother say of the situation:
“Well, after two years of good service to Wolfmother, Dave Atkins has decided to leave the band to spend much-needed time at home with his family. Dave has had a great experience touring and recording with the band, though in time, it’s proven to be too exhausting and taxing on his home life. Dave gives his blessings to the band and may well still be around for future recordings. All is good between the band, everyone is cool, this is more of a life change decision for Dave.
“After Andrew Stockdale’s performances in L.A with Slash (earlier this month), the band decided to audition a few drummers whilst they were in town. And we’ve come across a young gun by the name of Will Rockwell-Scott of Mooney Suzuki and Har Mar Superstar fame. We’re very happy to have him on board and Will is keen as mustard to enter into the realm of Wolfmother.
“So at this point Will Rockwell-Scott will be with us for the rest of the Cosmic Egg touring cycle. So we look forward to seeing you all over the next three months in Europe, the US and Australia. There are some great festivals on the horizon and the band is really looking forward to seeing everyone out there.”
It’s not the first line-up change for Wolfmother. Founding members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett quit in 2008, citing “irreconcilable personal differences” with vocalist/guitarist Stockdale.
Wolfmother – whose current roster is completed by rhythm guitarist Aidan Nemeth and bassist Ian Peres – appear on the main stage at this year’s Download festival on June 11.
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