Update: Bissonette Drums Dropped

September 22, 2013

As seems to be the way with everything Wolfmother-related these days, it looks like the news we revealed back in August has fallen flat.

According to ‘a source’, the drums recorded by Gregg Bissonette are not set to appear on the next Wolfmother record after all. He is said to have only played on one track, which did not work out, and the work is set to be scrapped.

More updates as and when they become available…

Wolfmother Enlist Prolific Session Drummer for New Record

August 22, 2013

Despite losing three drummers in as many months with the departures of Hamish Rosser in June, Elliott Hammond in July, and Tony McCall in August, it looks like Wolfmother are back in the studio with another sticksman recording the follow-up to the Andrew Stockdale-billed Keep Moving.

After frontman Stockdale recently shared a number of photos of himself, bassist and keyboardist Ian Peres, and rhythm guitarist Vin Steele at the Village Recorders studio in Los Angeles with producer and engineer Ed Cherney, experienced session drummer Gregg Bissonette has revealed that he performed with the band for their upcoming album.

Since beginning his professional career in the 1980s, Bissonette has recorded and performed with a huge number of bands and artists, including Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, shred guitarist Joe Satriani, new wave group Duran Duran, heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, comedy rockers Spinal Tap, and even Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias. It is not yet known if he will tour with Wolfmother.

Many thanks to Wolfmother.net forums member thedoubleMM for the info! See the thread here.

New Song Written and Recorded

April 3, 2013

Well, Andrew’s just spoiling us for new material recently, isn’t he!?

While new album Keep Moving is finalised for its release in just a couple of months, Stockdale has written, recorded and mastered a brand new song within the last two days for our listening delectation. ‘Everybody’s Got a Dream’ features Stockdale on vocals and guitar, Ian Peres on bass and Wurlitzer piano, and Dave Atkins on drums, and was originally recorded by Andrew alone with engineer Kevin Garcia. Peres and Atkins — the latter of whom also engineered the published version below — joined the former Wolfmother frontman later that night, and hey presto we have another Stockdale solo tune!

You can listen to the song for free here, and why not discuss the track on our forums?