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However, Stockdale isn't worried about keeping the name. After all, it is just a name. "I've seen other artists who have an identity crisis and then change their name," Stockdale says. "They say they no longer wanted to be called this or this, and I've always thought that was really sad."
No matter what name they go by, the band continues to cause a ruckus wherever they go, especially at home in Australia. Wolfmother has become more than just a household name there, and Stockdale is still surprised by the band's success there. "It took me a while to realize that," Stockdale says. "I was talking to our manager and asked about this artist who does main-stage big shows, 'How many records did they sell?' And he said, 'They're one-times platinum.' And I thought, 'F---, we're five-times platinum!' And it just hit me then, 'Holy s---. We're f---ing big!' Since that was our first record, I had nothing to compare it with."
Things look really promising for this once-broken band. Between the release of their second album, 'Cosmic Egg,' on October 13, playing a few US shows with the Killers and opening AC/DC's Australian tour in February 2010, it's safe to say that Wolfmother is ready to take over once again.