November 30, 2009
Not really news, but the Jimmy Kimmel show has uploaded the video of Wolfmother performing upcoming single “White Feather” on the show. Click the link below to watch it!
November 24, 2009
On 22 November 2009, Andrew Stockdale performed with ex-Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash at a benefit concert at the Avalon, Hollywood, California. Andy performed one song, “By the Sword”, with a band dubbed “Slash & Friends” (named after the guitarist’s upcoming debut solo album, on which the song is slated to appear) comprising Andrew on vocals, Slash and Dave Navarro on guitar, Chris Chaney on bass and Travis Barker on drums.
Click the links below to see the videos on YouTube! And why not tell us what you think on the forums?
Update: Incidentally, Slash has reported on his Twitter page that he is to be “Jamming with Andrew Stockdale tonight at the Wiltern Theater.” Perhaps this could lead to future collaborations? Ensue fan excitement…
November 23, 2009
Now that the hype of the long-awaited release of Cosmic Egg has had time to calm down, it is about time we took a look at how the album has performed around the world!
In the band’s native Australia, Cosmic Egg reached #3 in the ARIA Albums Chart, exactly the same position as the debut self-titled album. A respectable position, Wolfmother were beaten to the top spot only by Michael Jackson’s This Is It, an album which needs no hype, and Michael Buble’s extremely successful Crazy Love.
Other highlights include top-20 finishes in Austria, Germany (both #11), the Netherlands (#14), Norway (#15) and the United States (#16). Disappointments were minor, but include the UK Albums Chart position of #35, not only a relatively poor performance but also a drop of 10 positions on Wolfmother. Check out the full list of chart positions below! (First number is Cosmic Egg position, second number is self-titled position; bold countries are improvements in position.) [Read more]
November 22, 2009
Following the release of “New Moon Rising” as the lead single from Cosmic Egg back in August (not counting the “Back Round” free download from 6 months prior!), the third track from the album, “White Feather”, is due to be released as the second single.
As reported by the official Wolfmother Street Team [login required] and Ultimate-Guitar.com, the band have released the song to radio stations worldwide and will film a music video in Australia in December. The song has been performed on a number of key promotional television shows – namely the UK’s “Later with Jools Holland” and the US’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – and has been well received by critics and fans alike.
With the date of the video sessions and Andrew & Co.’s tendency to delay releases, the “White Feather” single will likely see the light of day early next year, though may come out around Christmas time. Is this a good choice? We’d love to hear from you on the forums.
On a personal note, thanks for reading my first post as a (proud) Wolfmother.net contributor!
UPDATE: According to Altsounds.com, the single will be released on 1 February 2010!
November 8, 2009
Following a competition on the Wolfmother Forums, several members submitted reviews of Wolfmother’s new album. I was blown away with the quality quality of entries, but I had to choose a winner … and that was Dan Leary (Danleary). Dan will receive a copy of the band’s original album, Wolfmother, in double LP vinyl stylie. Thank you so much to everyone that entered – your reviews will be immortalised on this here site (well, as long as it exists!).
Wolfmother’s Cosmic Egg – a review by Dan Leary [Read more]
November 7, 2009
Andrew is taking part in an amazing charity event in a few weeks, singing in the same lineup as Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Perry Farrell, Travis Barker, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Billy Idol and Dave Navarro.
Tickets are pricey, starting at $85 … but to be honest, don’t go out tonight and buy tickets for this instead. I wish I had the cash and time to fly over and see this epic event.
Check the LAYN website for details (click the image above).
Update: Okay, so I just saw Andrew’s Twitter update and he mentions a new “Rock Spectacular” called By The Sword. New song?! Even more reason to get tickets.