Wolfmother name 'killed off' by frontman Andrew Stockdale

Stockdale releases his debut solo LP 'Keep Moving' on June 10

Wolfmother name 'killed off' by frontman Andrew Stockdale

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Andrew Stockdale has said that he will no longer be performing under the name Wolfmother.

The Australian musician will now release music under his birth name, playing his last show as Wolfmother on April 28, supporting Aerosmith in Melbourne.

Speaking to Billboard, Stockdale said: "For the last three years I’ve performed as Wolfmother, and I don't feel comfortable about it. Chris Ross, who played bass and keys in the first line-up when we started, he came up with that band name. That name was for me, Chris and [drummer] Myles Heskett. It became Wolfmother. Because of the success of the name, there was pressure then to call yourself Wolfmother. But it felt weird."

Wolfmother released their self-titled debut in 2005. Ross and Heskett left the band in 2008, citing 'irreconcilable differences'. A new line-up was revealed in 2009 and the band released the 'Cosmic Egg' album.

Another new line-up was revealed in 2012. Stockdale is the only original member of the band.

Stockdale will release his solo album 'Keep Moving' on June 10. Scroll down to watch the video for the album's first single 'Long Way To Go', which will come out on the 'Keep Moving' EP on April 29.

In 2011 Andrew Stockdale was fined $350 (£233) after drunkenly brawling with bouncers in a Australian bar.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the singer, who was out drinking with friends at the Archive Bar near his home in Brisbane, forced his way onstage while a local band was performing a cover of The Beatles' 'Let It Be' and sang a drunken version of the track.

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