Two Aussie rock icons share adorable childhood throwback photo revealing their friendship goes back 40 years - so can you guess who they are?

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By Jimmy Briggs For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:48 EDT, 2 November 2023 | Updated: 21:55 EDT, 2 November 2023

They were 2 teenagers from Newcastle who took nan world by large wind pinch nan merchandise of their debut 1995 medium Frogstomp.

As nan drummer and bassist of a celebrated stone band, they sold millions of records and toured nan world.

More recently, they person go progressive successful a nasty feud pinch their band's vocalist Daniel Johns and penned a tell-all memoir discussing their clip successful nan band. 

So tin you place them? 

It's Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou from Silverchair, who precocious shared an adorable throwback photograph from their puerility to observe 40 years of friendship. 

They were 2 teenagers from Newcastle who took nan world by large wind pinch nan merchandise of their debut 1995 medium Frogstomp. As nan drummer and bassist of a celebrated stone band, they sold millions of records and toured nan world

Ben, 44, and Chris, 43, took to Instagram connected Friday to stock a precious photograph of them together successful nan early 80s, erstwhile they were conscionable 4 years old. 

The brace are each smiles are they airs up a large wind together successful a car shed and show that their relationship is arsenic beardown arsenic ever 4 decades on.

'Chris connected nan left, Ben connected nan right. From our earliest kickabouts and mischief, we person been broadside by side,' Gillies wrote adjacent to nan photo.

'Here we are, aft 40 eventful years, our enslaved stronger and much unbreakable than ever.'

More recently, they person go progressive successful a nasty feud pinch their band's vocalist Daniel Johns (right) and penned a tell-all memoir discussing their clip successful nan band 

It comes after Ben and Chris revealed that it was substances, including alcohol, which led to nan extremity of their relationship pinch frontman Daniel Johns and nan breakup of nan band.

The trio of schoolhouse pals formed nan group arsenic teenagers and had a stunning emergence to fame successful nan 1990s earlier splitting successful 2011.

Since past Johns, 44, has been estranged from drummer Gilles and bassist Joannou who person precocious published a tell-all book astir nan Silverchair breakup titled Love & Pain.

Of course, it's Ben Gillies (right) and Chris Joannou (left) from Silverchair, who precocious shared an adorable throwback photograph from their puerility to observe 40 years of friendship 

It comes aft Johns ripped into Gillies and Joannou during an quality connected The Project successful September 2022, wherever he labelled his estranged friends arsenic 'bitter, jealous, angry'.

He singled retired Gillies, saying that nan drummer had a 'real problem' pinch his fame, and claimed that some of his erstwhile bandmates 'never travel and spot him'.

Neither Gillies nor Joannou responded astatine nan time.

Formed successful nan NSW coastal metropolis of Newcastle successful 1992, Silverchair made headlines pinch their first medium Frogstomp successful 1995 and went connected to waste 10million records worldwide. 

Ben, 44, and Chris, 43, took to Instagram connected Friday to stock a precious photograph of them together successful nan early 80s, erstwhile they were conscionable 4 years old 

The brace person written a tell-all memoir called Love and Pain astir their clip successful nan band, without nan engagement of Johns


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