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Wolfmother

Born

Erskineville, Sydney, Australia

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Male
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Biography

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Consisting of Andrew Stockdale (Vocals/Guitar), Chris Ross (Bass/Keyboards) and Myles Heskett (Drums), Wolfmother is an Australian rock band which was formed in Erskineville, in Sydney, Australia. They have released two EP's and one album. They are recording a new album which is set to be released in 2007.

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  • Trivia

    • Wolfmother won the "Breakthrough Artist; Album" and 'Best Rock Album' categories in the 2006 ARIA awards, for their self-titled album, Wolfmother.

    • Wolfmother won the "Best Group" category in the 2006 ARIA awards.

    • In 2005, Wolfmother won both the J Award and the listener's choice Album of the Year. A record six of the tracks made it into the Triple J Hottest 100, 2005.

    • The album Wolfmother was played on high rotation on Triple J whilst also earning the status of feature album of the week.

    • The album Wolfmother sold 265,000 copies in the U.S.

    • Because the album cover to Wolfmother displays nudity, the album is sold in Wal-Mart stores with an alternate cover, simply the Wolfmother logo against a black background.

    • The cover art for the album Wolfmother is taken from The Sea Witch by Frank Frazetta. Other Frazetta work appears as internal album art as well.

    • Their labels are Modular Recordings/Universal Records (AUS), Interscope (US) and Island Records (UK)

    • Their self-tiled EP reached #35 in the ARIA singles chart and receiving consistent radio play on Triple J. Its total sales exceeded 10,000 copies.

    • The songs Dimension and White Unicorn are featured in professional surfer Taj Burrow's movie Fair Bits.

    • The song Dimension was featured in the game Rugby 06.

    • Woman was used on the Madden 07 soundtrack, the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 video game Guitar Hero II amd Tony Hawk's Project 8

    • Joker & the Thief has been used on TV advertisements to promote the 2006 Australian Football League (AFL) finals, as well as the movie, Jackass: Number Two.

    • The song Woman is currently the opening theme song for John Force's new reality TV show called Driving Force

    • Wolfmother were originally scheduled to appear at the Download Festival in San Francisco on September 30, but on September 25, bassist Chris Ross's wife had a baby. The baby was one month early and Wolfmother cancelled/postponed their dates in the following month. Wolfmother resume touring on November 5 in the UK.

    • On November 14, 2006 Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony included Wolfmother covering the Led Zeppelin song Communication Breakdown.

    • Wolfmother's Chris Ross won the 2006 Jack Award for Best Bass Guitarist

    • Wolfmother have been nominated for 4 ARIA Awards, 3 MTV Australian Video Music Awards and 6 Jack Awards.

    • Wolfmother recently shot a music video for their single Joker & the Thief. The video also features members of the Jackass cast and has been used to promote Jackass: Number Two.

    • They have been inspired by psychedelia and hard rock/metal fusions, from bands such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, AC/DC, The Who, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple.

    • Wolfmother have won three ARIA awards including Best Breakthrough Album for Wolfmother (2006), Best Rock Album for Wolfmother (2006) and Best Group

    • Some international printings misspell the word "Thief" on the back cover of their album "Wolfmother."

    • Album #1: Wolfmother
      Singles: Mind's Eye, White Unicorn, Dimension, Woman, Love Train & Joker and The Thief.

    • The band Wolfmother consists of Andrew Stockdale (Vocals/Guitar), Chris Ross (Bass/Keyboards) and Myles Heskett. (Drums)

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  • Good band

    9.3
    Australia's best band that I have listened to so far. There first CD was great i like every song that was on it. This CD was pretty much the only thing I would listen to, when i Used to work at Denny's. With only the singer left in the group from there original line up, i was a bit nervous that there second album wasn't going to be that good, but to my surprise it wasn't bad they had a couple of songs that i liked, but it definitely didn't enjoy it near as much as i liked their first CD. I can't wait to see what there next CD will be like.moreless
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    7.0
    Wolfmother are a fresh Australian band who have made it huge in Australia and amazingly America. They have one a numerous amount of awards inlcuding recently winning a major Grammy award. Their top songs inlcude "Minds Eye, Women & Joker and The Theif" which are all orignal and great to listen to. Good luck to Wolfmother!
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