All you Wolfmother fans get your snot rags ready - the Grammy Award winning rock band have announced the resignation of bass keyboard player Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett.
Wolfmother's current line up, whose self titled debut album is one of the most successful Australian rock releases this century, performed their last show together at the Byron Bay music festival Splendour In The Grass.
Despite rumours, Wolfmother will not dissolve but instead implement plans to find replacements.
A statement today reads, "Singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale now plans to find other musicians over coming months and to then begin making a new Wolfmother album".
"Wolfmother toured the world virtually non-stop through 2006 and early 2007 on the back of their acclaimed self-titled debut album. Longstanding frictions within the group then lead them to take an extended break during the second half of 2007 to consider their future".
The statement from the band is all that the members will make at this stage. "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," it reads.
Wolfmother formed in 2003 and signed with Aussie indie Modular Records. They recorded their one and only album `Wolfmother` in Los Angeles with Dave Sardy in 2005 which went on to sell over 1.3 million copies. Other highlights for the group have included appearances at just about every major music festival in the world, sharing stages with Pearl Jam, The Who and TheStrokes, and a special performance inducting the legendary Led Zeppelin into the UK's Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame. They also received multiple ARIA Awards and a Grammy making them the first Aussie band to receive such an award in 25 years.
"Following that show [Splendor In The Grass] Chris Ross decided to announce that he was leaving the band due to irreconcilable personal and musical differences. Myles Heskett has also decided to leave the band rather than continuing as part of a changed lineup. The pair has been working together on songs for some time and they plan to focus their energies on that new project in the future," their statement reads.
Andrew Stockdale will continue using the Wolfmother name with two new members.
Let's hope the remaining members of Wolfmother get it together soon and get back to making great music - Wolfmother are quite simply the best thing to happen to Aussie rock for years!