Cold Chisel names Prest­wich re­place­ment

Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

COLD Chisel have drafted in Amer­i­can multi - in­stru­men­tal­ist Charley Dray­ton to help record new ma­te­rial fol­low­ing the death of drum­mer Steve Prest­wich in Jan­uary.

The Aus­tralian rock­ers an­nounced yes­ter­day they are ready to re­turn to the stu­dio with a view to com­plet­ing their first al­bum since 1998’ s The Last Wave Of Sum­mer with Dray­ton on drums.

Con­firm­ing record­ing ses­sions for late March and June, Cold Chisel key­boardist Don Walker painted a tough few months but said Prest­wich, who died from a brain tu­mour on Jan­uary 16 aged 56, would be pleased the band is mov­ing on.

‘‘ We’d al­ready recorded a num­ber of new songs with Steve prior to his pass­ing plus all five of us have writ­ten songs over the sum­mer with the in­ten­tion of record­ing more this year,’’ Walker said.

‘‘ Hope­fully Charley can help us com­plete the work we be­gan to­gether.

‘‘ Steve was to­tally into ev­ery­thing we’d been plan­ning for 2011.’’

Charley Dray­ton with his wife

singer Chrissie Am­phlett

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