Fairly new genre of pop music with a faux-metal edge that emerged following the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Music appears to be "hard rock" but is actually schmaltz. Appeals to homesick service members as well as male 20- and 30-somethings generally. Lyrics typically discuss unamed persons as being separated by great distances and express vague misgivings about unspecified moral issues.
Puddle of Mudd's "Blurry"; Staind's "So Far Away." Iraq Rock.
by Military Editor June 02, 2009