A silly sub-"genre" of music created by radio. Unfortunately, the radio format does not live up to its name, as most of these classic rock stations play music by bands that are more "dated" than "classic". Also, most classic rock stations neglect to play classic punk or classic metal, opting to play pop rock and hair metal bands, that, as mentioned above, are more dated than classic. Unfortunately, listening to classic rock radio is somewhat of a neccesary evil in order to get acquainted with some of the timeless bands that have sprung out of rock's past. However, as illustrated in the example, it is hard at first for an ear that is mainly weaned on MTV commercial bands to distinguish the difference between dated and classic, as many dated bands have the same instant appeal as today's mainstream bands have as well.
Classic rock noob: I love Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, Styx, and Pink Floyd!

Seasoned rock veteran: Be very glad I do not have a good memory.

Classic rock noob: What's wrong with Motley Crue and Styx? They have guitar solos!

Seasoned rock veteran: *sigh*


No longer classic rock noob: I love Led Zeppelin, Megadeth, The Stooges, Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd!

Seasoned rock veteran: Now that's more like it! You still listen to classic rock radio?

No longer classic rock noob: Nah, they play too many shit bands like Poison and Bon Jovi! I use the Internet now to find and listen to bands.

Classic rock fanboys, there is no reason not to expand and improve your musical tastes in this day and age. Quit being so closed minded.

by topraman517 June 13, 2007
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The Best musical genre of all. Other types of Rock & Roll are alright, but this is the best!
led zeppelin, guns n' roses, yeah, yeah, we know, WHAT ABOUT QUEEN, YOU PRICKS!!
by Rampant Teamkiller July 04, 2004
only type of music that is the dialogue and the stage direction of an entire generation
Classic rock is what makes bad bands of today look really bad
by klass-ic rok October 28, 2003
Classic Rock is undoubtedly one of the greatest genres of music this planet has ever seen. Classic Rock includes:
Cream, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, KISS, New York Dolls, Aerosmith, Queen, Sammy Hagar, Montrose and Ted Nugent. It does not- I repeat- does NOT include Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses or Metallica as some of these ass holes seem to think.
Stupid fuck: Dude, stop listening to that shit and listen to some Classic Rock like Metallica!
(I, then, beat SF's face in with a Queen record)
Me: No, dipshit, THAT'S classic rock.
by REDWHITEnCrue25 July 24, 2005
one of the greatest generes of music out there, composed of a very talented band and unblieveable lyircs
led zeppelin, pink floyd, elp, dire straits, zz top, the doors, black sabbath, kansas, deep purple
by unknown July 29, 2003
Simply the best music genre ever
Wow, classic rock...rocks
by cereal April 12, 2005
What revolutionized the music world. What nu-metal will never live up to.
Classic rock forever!
by rock fan March 31, 2003
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