Wolfmother Announce Split

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Aidan Williamson

07th August 2008
At 11:05 GMT

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Australian hard-rock band Wolfmother have issued a statement confirming reports that they have decided to go their separate ways.

The band fueled the rumours over the last few days with an uncomfortably tense live performance at the Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay, Australia. The band members were said to have little to no interaction with each other. Immediately following the show bassist/keyboardist Chris Ross announced his decision to leave the band citing "irreconcilable personal and musical differences".

After Ross' departure, drummer Myles Heskett also opted to throw in the towel rather than continue with Wolfmother. The developments leave front-man Andrew Stockdale as the sole remaining member of the band, although it seems likely that he will draft in replacements and continue under the Wolfmother moniker.

The statement released finished up by saying: "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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