It’s not easy being Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale. In addition to the daily grooming his shaggy fro must require, it seems like he’s always juggling band members. Yesterday, the band website reported that drummer Dave Atkins decided to call it quits, as they posted the following statement: “Well, after two years of good service to Wolfmother, Dave Atkins has decided to leave the band to spend much-needed time at home with his family.”
Unlike Stockdale’s previous misfortune — back in 2008, when founding members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett bailed — the band contends that everything is “cool” and that “this is more of a life change decision for Dave.” For now, however, the group continues to tour with drummer Will Rockwell-Scott, who fans might recognize from Mooney Suzuki and Har Mar Superstar.
Over the next three months, the band plans to tour Europe, the U.S, and Australia.