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Italian rock music on the radio

Italian rock music emerged in the mid-1960s and became popular in the 1970s with bands such as Pooh, New Trolls, and Banco del Mutuo Soccorso. It has been influenced by international rock movements but has developed its own unique sound, blending elements of rock, pop, and folk music with Italian lyrics. In the 1980s and 1990s, Italian rock evolved further, with the emergence of new wave and punk rock bands like CCCP Fedeli alla linea and Afterhours.

One of the most popular Italian rock bands of all time is Vasco Rossi, who has been active since the late 1970s and has sold millions of records. Other notable artists include Ligabue, Jovanotti, and Negramaro. These artists have continued to innovate and evolve the Italian rock sound, incorporating elements of electronic music and hip hop into their music.

In terms of radio stations, there are a few Italian radio stations that specialize in rock music. Radio Freccia, based in Bologna, is one of the most popular and plays a mix of Italian and international rock music. Radio Capital, based in Rome, also features a mix of rock music, along with other genres like jazz and pop. Radio Popolare, based in Milan, focuses more on alternative and independent music, including Italian rock.