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13 Nov

(via an email blast from Wolfmother)

Hello …

We are very, very happy, over the moon in fact to be announcing our forthcoming regional tour of NSW and QLD Australia. Off the back of a massive sell out tour of Europe playing to enormous crowds at legendary festivals such as Rock Am Ring and PinkPop, we at Wolfmother headquarters couldn’t think of a better way to spend the Australian summer than to hit the regional pub circuit of Australia for some upfront and personal, flat out loud rock shows.

Wolfmother will be road-testing some new songs off their forthcoming record due for release early next year in 2012. A nation-wide Australian tour and subsequent world tour will follow.

Wolfmother has been rocking the world for years, selling out venues from Edinburgh to New York, Jakarta to Ballarat and everywhere else in between. Something about the Wolfmother live show seems to strike a chord with people wherever we bunch of lay-a-bouts seem to find ourselves. Perhaps it’s the unspoken, the instinctive mongrel of riffage, the explorations of psychedelia, the non-linear stream of consciousness lyricism, the extravagant drum fills, or the pursuit of a dream of a great rock band. None of us really know what it is. Is it the SG, the ‘fro, the name Wolfmother itself? This idea and vision continues to inspire and entertain both the members of the band and audiences across the world. So here we come, our bags are packed our amps are cranked, our clothes are still unwashed and we’re on our way to a local near you.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at this rock’n'roll fanfare of summer 2011!

Friday 2nd The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba

Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Also available from the venue ph: (07) 4639 3264
Doors Open 8.00pm

Wednesday 7th The Entrance Leagues, Bateau Bay (Central Coast)
Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au & www.bigtix.com.au
Also available from the venue ph: (02) 4334 3233
Doors Open 8.00pm

Thursday 8th Level 1 (Newcastle Leagues), Newcastle
Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Also available from The Rock Shop (02) 4929 1856,
Catfight Collections (02) 4962 5000 & the venue (02) 4929 3067
Doors Open 8.30pm

Friday 9th West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth
Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Also available from the venue ph: (02) 6765 7588
Doors Open 8.00pm

Saturday 10th Crossing Theatre, Narrabri – All Ages
Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Also available from the venue ph: (02) 6792 4654
Doors Open 8.00pm

Sunday 11th Glenn Innes Services Club, Glenn Innes – All Ages
Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Also available from the venue ph: (02) 6732 1355
Doors Open 5.30pm

Wednesday 14th Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour
Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Also available from the venue ph: (02) 6652 6369
Doors Open 8.00pm

Thursday 15th Bowling Club, Yamba
Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Also available from the venue ph: (02) 6646 2305
Doors Open 8.00pm

Friday 16th The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Also available from the venue ph: (02) 6685 6454
Doors Open 9.00pm

Saturday 17th Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Oztix ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Also available from the venue ph: (07) 5589 6888
Doors Open 8.00pm

through www.oztix.com.au or the venue

23 Aug

The music and legacy of ZZ TOP–“That Little ol’ Band from Texas,” that has been part of the world’s musical landscape for over 40 years–will be celebrated with the October 11th release of A TRIBUTE FROM FRIENDS.

The album, to be released by Show Dog-Universal Music, features 11 classic ZZ Top songs interpreted by top-flight artists working in a broad range of musical genres. All of the album’s tracks have been newly recorded, specifically for the project. These include Filter’s performance of “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ take on “Tush,” as well as Wyclef Jean’s “Rough Boy,” “Legs” from Nickelback and Wolfmother’s interpretation of “Cheap Sunglasses.”

The album kicks off with “Sharp Dressed Man,” from The M.O.B., Mick Fleetwood’s ad hoc group that includes fellow Fleetwood Mac founder John McVie as well as Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and guitar great Jonny Lang. Fleetwood commented, “We’re delighted to honor ZZ Top this way. Their legacy, like that of the original Fleetwood Mac, is steeped in the blues we all love so much. I know that Steven and Jonny feel as strongly about their legacy as John and I do.”

After Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, the original–and continuing–members of ZZ Top were informed that A Tribute From Friends was in the offing, they issued the following statement:

“When we were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, ‘Who are we paying tribute to?’ Then we found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief. For the past 40 or so years, all we’ve done is get out there and crank it and try to have a good time while doing so. To a great extent, we’ve succeeded since we’re still having a good time so that would be reward enough for ‘the same three guys playing the same three chords.’ Now comes A Tribute From Friends and we’re so delighted that our music resonates with these great musicians whom we so admire.”

A Tribute From Friends also includes “Waitin’ for the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago” by Daughtry, “Got Me Under Pressure” from Duff McKagan’s LOADED and Mastodon’s version of “Just Got Paid.” Coheed & Cambria contributed the anthemic “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers” while country superstar Jamey Johnson’s track is the seminal “La Grange.” Of their invitation to be a part of the album, lead singer Chris Daughtry said, “We were completely honored! A classic great band with amazing songs? We’re in!” And of ZZ Top’s music, “It’s classic! Simple chord progressions, great riffs with hooky choruses…very inspiring to a band like us.”

The co-executive producer of A Tribute From Friends is Carl Stubner, ZZ Top’s manager, who noted, “A Tribute From Friends underscores the legacy of ZZ Top in the most musical way possible and illustrates just how important Billy, Dusty and Frank have been to successive generations. It was a privilege to work with the pantheon of brilliant artists who contributed their efforts and so much love to this project.”

Since Billy, Dusty and Frank founded ZZ TOP on the last day of 1969, the band has been responsible for the worldwide sale of over 50 million records highlighted by many of the very same songs heard on A Tribute From Friends as well many others including “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Pearl Necklace,” “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide,” “Tube Snake Boogie” and a score of smash hit albums that include the RIAA Diamond Award winning (10 million sold) Eliminator as well as gold and platinum winners Afterburner, Fandango!, Deguello, Recycler, Antenna, El Loco, Tejas, Tres Hombres plus compilation sets. Their hit repertoire, iconic and award-winning videos and massive touring schedule has made them a favorite with audiences throughout the world and beyond – they previewed a track from their forthcoming album aboard the Soyuz space vehicle. They are recipients of the Texas Cultural Trust’s 2011 Texas Medal of the Art and had previously been named “Official Texas Heroes” by the state’s House of Representatives. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones in 2004 who cited the band’s remarkable consistency and longevity and, first and foremost, the fact that ZZ Top is “steeped in the blues,” calling them “the heartbeat of the whole country and the heartbeat of rock ‘n’ roll.”

1. “Sharp Dressed Man” – The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang & John McVie)
2. “Gimme All Your Lovin’” – Filter
3. “Tush” – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
4. “Legs” – Nickelback
5. “Cheap Sunglasses” – Wolfmother
6. “Got Me Under Pressure” – Duff McKagan’s LOADED
7. “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers” – Coheed & Cambria
8. “Just Got Paid” – Mastodon
9. “Rough Boy” – Wyclef Jean
10. “Waitin’ for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago” – Daughtry
11. “La Grange” – Jamey Johnson

17 Aug

Wolfmother performed “Cosmic Egg” on Lopez Tonight. Check it out and pick up their album Cosmic Egg on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or on CD.

25 Jul

Australian rock-n-roll export Wolfmother returns to the U.S. this summer with select performances kicking off at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 8th. The tour makes its way through ten cities with stops including the annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, and the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco (full tour dates below). The psychedelic rockers are also set to perform on Lopez Tonight, August 16th.

The Grammy award winning foursome is celebrating the success of their recent release, Cosmic Egg, hitting platinum status in their native Australia. Wolfmother’s latest single “Far Away” has also been added in high rotation on the Fuse Music Network. Check out the video here:

In other Wolfmother news, frontman Andrew Stockdale has teamed up with Slash, lending his vocals and songwriting chops to the guitar legend’s first single, “By The Sword” from his self-titled debut solo album. The duo recently dominated the late night TV circuit with performances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Stockdale was also hand picked by music pioneer Beck to contribute his talents on his second Record Club covers album, Songs of Leonard Cohen.

Wolfmother welcomes new drummer Will Rockwell-Scott of Mooney Suzuki and Har Mar Superstar fame to the band and the upcoming tour- be sure to catch them live this August.

Wolfmother’s critically lauded live performances are not to be missed!

Tour dates are as follows:
8/8 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
8/9 Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
8/10 Harrha’s Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA
8/11 Glencoe Camp Resort Sturgis, SD
8/12 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
8/14 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA
8/15 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara , CA
8/19 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
8/20 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
8/21 House of Blues San Diego, CA

Critical praise for Wolfmother:

“If AC and DC had a baby, Andrew Stockdale would be their rock & roll problem child…Fuzz-gasmic riffing and angry-viking vocals. Four Stars.” -Rolling Stone

“Refreshingly earnest and expertly executed.” – Spin

“A psychedelic/post-punk/stoner rock-influenced barrage of fuzzy riffs and jammy buildups. Stockdale knows how to deliver the goods.” – Relix

“Roaring and tense with an explosion lurking around every corner.” – Time Out NY

20 Jul

Making their first U.S. concert appearance in four years – and playing their only U.S. show in 2010 – GUNS N’ ROSES has been officially recruited with DAUGHTRY to join the inaugural ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL and cement its assault on the legendary Sturgis Rally’s 70th Anniversary celebration in Sturgis, SD, at the newly constructed Rock N’ Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA.

GUNS N’ ROSES will headline the fifth and final night of the festival, as it moves to the Brand New Rock ‘N Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA in Sturgis, adjacent to its original location. L.A.’s notorious rock ‘n’ roll bad boys – one of Q magazine’s “50 Bands to See Before You Die” – have combined forces with HDlogix and DC3 Global for this rare and very special appearance on home soil to bring the “full-out rock ‘n’ roll spectacle” (Spin) of their 2010 “Chinese Democracy World Tour” to Sturgis and finish off the hijacking of the world’s biggest, baddest biker event, Monday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 13, 2010.

GUNS N’ ROSES’ final night performance, immediately following previously announced Aug. 13 headliner Alice in Chains, is the ultimate climax to five full nights of undeniable rock ‘n’ roll bedlam, and now gives the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL six of the most explosive, multi-platinum AMERICAN Active Rock Bands of 2010. DAUGHTRY, supporting its second consecutive #1 album, will join 3 Doors Down, Hinder and others on Aug. 12, the 4th night of the ROCK N’ REV FESTIVAL.

In order to welcome GUNS N’ ROSES and DAUGHTRY to the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL, new festival owners HDlogix and its producers, DC3 Global, are starting construction immediately on the Rock N’ Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA, a new custom-built amphitheater on a 25-acre site at Monkey Rock designed to maximize logistical opportunities while enhancing the overall experience for everyone attending – from the bands to the fans.

“We are truly blessed to be able to announce the addition of GUNS N’ ROSES at this historic moment in the band’s history, along with DAUGHTRY, just as we relocate the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL to our own Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA,” said DC3’s co-founder, Daniel E. Catullo III. “Monkey Rock’s vision to create a nationally recognized brand among the world’s top motorcycle rallies is a perfect fit for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them as our partners.”

ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL’s relationship with Glencoe Campground is amicable amid the change in logistics. As such, they are working together to arrange special VIP accommodations at the festival for all Glencoe campers that week.

Raising the insanity level to previously unimaginable heights, GUNS N’ ROSES and DAUGHTRY are just the latest high octane multi-platinum rockers to join the growing list of bands at the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL. They unite with fellow headliners Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, Creed, Alice in Chains and 3 Doors Down to establish the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL as “The Home of Rock’s Hardest New Chart Toppers” – a different one topping each night’s lineup.

Tickets for the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL are $45 per day, general admission ($150 for a five-day pass), and ON SALE NOW through Ticketmaster.com and rocknrevfestival.com and at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available in person beginning August 5, 2010 on location at the Festival’s on-site box office. For more information on exclusive VIP packages ($150 for a single day, $300 for all five days or $1,000 5 day platinum packages), including backstage access to a VIP area to special, air-conditioned tents with private bars, motorcycle parking, luxury bathroom facilities and more, go to rocknrevfestival.com.

With an unrivaled lineup of twenty bands over five nights and spectacular fireworks displays each night at Monkey Rock USA, the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL promises to be the hands-down largest party ever thrown at the world’s largest motorcycle event, which annually draws over a half million patrons. World famous showman Jim Rose and his circus are set to emcee the five-day event and help give attendees a show they will never forget.

ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL’s sweltering lineup also includes Three Days Grace, Hellyeah, Cage The Elephant, Theft, Sweet Cyanide, Charm City Devils, Rev Theory, Eagles of Death Metal, The Darling Stilettos (featuring former GNR drummer Matt Sorum), Pop Evil, Skillet, and Swayback — just some of the bands making massive music at this colossal biker bash.

Everything about the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL will appeal to the “leather and chrome” sensibilities in everyone who attends…from those who embody the biker lifestyle to the more casually minded weekend warriors and their families. The Vendor Village will be overflowing with an assortment of food, clothing, gear and other accessories, top tattoo artists and the best barbeque and related cooking specialists from the nation’s sauciest hotspots such as Austin, Memphis, Chicago, and New Orleans. The overall Mardi Gras atmosphere will recall some of Europe’s top festivals, with a decidedly American flair. After all, biking and rock ‘n’ roll are two of America’s greatest heritages.


Monday- August 9th






Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

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Wednesday- August 11th






Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

Thursday- August 12th






Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

Friday- August 13th





Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

01 Jun

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions and Starr Hill Presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the third annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The multi-faceted festival will take place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 14 – 15, 2010. Two-Day tickets will go on sale June 2 at 10am PST and Single-Day tickets will go on sale Sunday, June 6 at 10am PST via www.SFOutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.

To view the 2010 Outside Lands Lineup Remix video, click here:

In its two years, the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has set the standard for live music in Northern California. The 2010 lineup will once again bring unmatched creative programming that showcases the top artists in a large variety of scenes, including rock, pop, world music, soul, hip-hop and electronic. Like the first two years, major national headliners such as Kings of Leon, Furthur Featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Phoenix, Social Distortion, Levon Helm and Al Green, will perform alongside the best emerging artists in the world, including Gogol Bordello, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Janelle Monáe, Tokyo Police Club, The Temper Trap, Pretty Lights, Dawes and more. The complete announced lineup is listed below. More acts will be announced soon.

Saturday’s headliners Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, both members of the Grateful Dead, played Golden Gate Park frequently in the late 60′s and early 70′s. Furthur’s headlining slot will mark the first time that Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will perform together again in the Park since Bill Graham’s memorial tribute, ‘Love, Laughter and Music’ in 1991. After three years of non-stop touring off their latest and hugely successful album, Grammy Award-winning band Kings of Leon will play on Sunday evening in Golden Gate Park for the first time ever.

From its inception, Outside Lands has celebrated the four pillars of Bay Area culture – music, food, wine and technology. There is no other festival that honors its home city to such an extent, making it one of the most unique and enjoyable events in the country. The eclectic nature of the music programming extends to the approach festival organizers take to bringing under one “roof” the best in wine and food the region has to offer. At no other festival can you dine on the delicacies of the city’s most famous top-tiered restaurants while sampling some of the best wine in the world.

Outside Lands is thrilled to have Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications as a partner for the 2010 event.

The complete Outside Lands 2010 Lineup is below:

Kings of Leon
Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir
The Strokes
My Morning Jacket
Al Green
Social Distortion
Gogol Bordello
Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
The Levon Helm Band
Cat Power
Empire of the Sun
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Temper Trap
Pretty Lights
Janelle Monáe
Amos Lee
The Devil Makes Three
Tokyo Police Club
Beats Antique
Rebirth Brass Band
Wild Beasts
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub
The Budos Band
Garage A Trois feat. Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento, Skerik & Mike Dillon
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
Langhorne Slim
The Pimps of Joytime
People Under the Stairs
Electric Six
Vieux Farke Touré
The Soft Pack
The Whigs
Little Wings

12 Apr

The wait is over for Wolfmother fans! The band’s music video for “Far Away” has finally premiered. Filmed last month in iconic Centennial Park and Maroubra Beach in Sydney, Australia, Sam Stephens of Hydra (Passion Pit “The Reeling and Muse “Uprising” videos) has worked his directorial magic once again.

Watch Andrew, Ian, Aiden & Dave perform their latest hit, and be sure to pick up your copy of Cosmic Egg on iTunes and in stores now!

11 Apr

Slash & Andrew Stockdale performed “By The Sword” on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on 4/9. Check it out below:

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11 Apr

Slash was interviewed on Lopez Tonight and performed “By The Sword” with Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale on 4/8. Check it out below:

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07 Apr

Slash and Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale performed “By The Sword” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on 4/6. Check it out below:

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