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NEWY ROCKS: Celebrating classic rock from the Steel City

This Friday, Newcastle Live Radio will jump in the time machine to celebrate all the amazing rock music that’s come out of our city in years gone by.

Classic Rock Drive host Steven Pickett will be joined by special guest, and Newcastle Live Managing Editor, Dan Beazley to take you back to the local music scenes of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

From 4 pm on Friday, 22 October, you’ll be transported to Hunter street on a Saturday night in the ’80s, to the Star Hotel on the night of the riot and we’ll even take you to a small rehearsal room to hear from an unknown band called the Innocent Criminals.

You’ll hear from some of Newcastle’s most celebrated artists like Benny & The Jets, Rabbit, The Heroes, The Porkers, FACEplant, Muzzy Pep and the Screaming Jets. And then some future classics from the new kids in town Lachlan X Morris, the Viper Creek Band and Trophy Eyes.

Mitch from Hiss & Crackle Records will also drop in to talk about classic Newcastle albums and tell us about some of his favourite Newcastle rock scene memories.

So tune in to Classic Rock Drive for a walk down the memory lane of local music from 4 pm this Friday, 22 of October.

Listen live on the website or download our app and get ready to put your rock horns in the air!