An Australian Rock and Roll
band formed in the 1970s'. Although the band split up in the early 1980s, their songs are still extremely popular with working class Australians
. A number of members of the band went on to quite successful solo career
s after the band split, most notably Jimmy Barnes
The members of the band for the majority of its career were:
Popular songs from the band's albums include "Khe Sanh", "Cheap Wine", "You Got Nothing I Want", and numerous others.
Cold chisel, or "The Chisels" as they are affectionalty known reformed briefly in 1999 for a short series of Australian concerts to marginal success.