Rock is a type of music that is very general. People who dont like rock probably only listen to classical (good for them) or rap/R&B (stupid). Many things in the punk, emo, goth, alternative, metal, indie genres are rock. There are bad rock bands and there are bands that scream but this is not at all representative of most rock. Rock is not always about bad things in life but can be upbeat. Rock sometimes contains sexual language but never as often as rap. People who like only rap need to realize it is good for dancing but how talented is someone talking over a beat. And I ask you, is it better to complain about your life when it is really good (emo, I dont like)or is it better to sing about how rich you are (rap, I dont like)? People who rock are definitely not idiots and are smarter than those rappers who never got a full education and who are rich but still shoot at each other. (I hate Mike Jones). They also do drugs. As for the pop-pers they are just dumba$$es. Most rockers are talented but they need a little more to be great.

Rock music usually has several guitarists, a bassist, a drummer, possibly a keybordist and a vocalist (who might play an instrument).

Rock is is being taken over quickly by rap. In my city, Dallas area, there is one "alternative" station that mostly plays crappy nu-metal. There are a bjillion rap stations. People get hooked on the generic beats and simple, sexual lyrics and cannot go back. To save rock by a Muse, Spoon, Interpol album!!! These albums will not get you labeled (ok possible a little depressed) and can help SAVE ROCK!
Muse - They have created amazing sounds with just 3 people (and sometimes a fourth for certain songs). Muse rocks but they do not scream. They are not dumbasses. They are talented. They get their own genre

Nu-metal - Korn (I dislike nu-metal, it is a rap-rock combo)

Metal - DragonForce (metal is OK but there is often a lot of screaming)

Punk-pop - Green Day (punk music has been destroyed)

Punk - The Offspring? The Sex Pistols (punk music is mostly dead but it is not bad)

Emo - Jimmy Eat World or Fall Out Boy (emo used to be alright, but has degenerated into neo-emo, such as Panic! At The Disco)

Pop-rock - OK Go (this genre can be alright but is filled with many pretenders)

Alternative Rock - Spoon (the best genre in my opinion, wont get you labeled {possibly by idiots} either)

Hard Rock - Alter Bridge (not too bad, can be some screaming)

Goth - *dont know any goths* (this kinda creeps me out but not too bad)

Industrial - Marilyn Manson (this genre is a little heavy for me cant say its horrible though)

Brit-pop - The Kaiser Chiefs *might be considered alternative or pop/rock* (I like a lot of Brit-pop but it can get annoying)

Indie - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (ehh ... not that great and I dont like the vocals of many indie bands)

Experimental - Radiohead (im not in love with them but they are good)

*all bands listed are still creating music or stopped recentely, except maybe for the sex pistols*
by dwit August 17, 2006
to man, use, wear, or operate
i suggest you rock those particular shoes to the company ball.
by kannon September 09, 2003
A form of music that was once creative and meaningful, but slowly over the years has degraded to some teeny bopper shit for rich kids who are still stuck on the 2 week realation ship they had 3 months ago
Creed Default Nickelback who can tell he difference
by jimbly December 17, 2003
1. General greatness
1. You Rock
2. You rock my socks
3. Chris is a rock god
4. Lewis rocks!
by Cassie R. May 18, 2005
as in "you are my rock"...to hold steady, secure and safe
You are my ROCK of gilbralter.
by Helen Sherman May 30, 2003
1. Rock is a form of music that uses bass, guitars, drums and lyrics to support a central idea or cause. Lots of rock deals with sex and drugs, so for all you "metal heads" or "punk" dorks out there who say rap is meaningless and sucks, rock can, too. Lots of rock songs point out the flaws of society, Like most of the songs by System Of A Down and Rise Against. There are lots of subgenres of rock so take your pick, it's all awsome. Personally, I like classic bands like AC/DC, and Billy Joel. I also like KoRn and DevilDriver, so go figure.

And seriously, if you're going to place a stereotype or try and rip on any type of music, listen to it and remember that it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

2. a usually hard material made of natually occuring elements.
1. "Hot funk, cool punk, even if it's old junk it's still rock and roll to me!" -Billy Joel, Still Rock And Roll To Me

"Why must we kill our own kind?" - System of a Down, BOOM!

"Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here everyday. Learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play!" - Guns and Roses, Welcome to the Jungle

2. lime stone, slate, granite, schist, etc etc
by Mistress Kitty March 29, 2008
1. a cool type of music
2. a way of expressing something cool
3. a stone
This rock music is really nice.
This rocks!!
Look at that rock.
That rock that listens to rock rocks!!
by Gorgey da Playa October 31, 2003
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