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
The mother of modern music. first played by the creaters of this music form such as bill haley and his comets and many more. Rock requires talent a brain to actually know what rock is (instead of avril) and none hell of a lung capacity. Without rock there would be none of the great music we have today.
Did you hear the bass guitarest in that rock band
by ROCKTEACHER101 October 23, 2003
1. A large stone

2. A type of music which has evolved in the last 10 years, this type of music contains depth and thought and most of all talent. Not just screaming and loud guitars with a drum beat in the background, as most people presume, yes it has instruments, which is obviously much better than some girl singing over a beat which replays over and over throughout the song. Rock music is creative, imaginative and unpredictable. Fuck pop and it's culture.
Not recommended for those who have bad taste in music.
by Rachel July 10, 2003
Rock is to rock, It means to be freaking awesome.
I freaking rock. End of story.
by Mishard December 02, 2004
We must save rock.. pleeeaaassseee! people we have to fight...we have to get up and fight and put an end to this madness! We must eliminate all the viruses eating away at my precious like a cancer, we have to act now before it's to late!!
Video Killed the Radio Star!!!
by rachel February 21, 2004
Crack cocaine normally smoked but can be broken down and injected. It is also sold in a rock shape form but may be flat either
i think tyrone is a rock head
by gangster garrett September 08, 2006
1. a stone

2. a piece of crack cocaine that is smoked

3. AKA "rock'n'roll". It's the ultimate form of musical expression. It's roots are in American, British and Irish folk, country and western (the classic stuff - NOT that poofy crap of today), jazz, blues, bluegrass and other sources. Pioneered by Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, King Elvis, Bill Haley + the Comets, the Beach Boys and many more. Expanded, further defined and influenced even more by British bands like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Kinks and German bands like Kraftwerk. Now rock music is listened to any performed by people in every nation. It's an American cultural phenominae that has shaped the world.

4. to be cool. To rule, to be bad.

5. In the U.S. Navy this word is jargon for flunking an academic test.
1. Billy threw a rock at a glass house. Next came the sound of glass shattering.

2. When the cops came in the apartment to make their dope bust Mikey put his crack pipe (with a rock in it) in the toilet bowl bottom hole. The police found it anyway and arrested Mikey.

3. Just gimme some of that rock'n'roll music. Any old way ya choose it.

4. The Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, Ohio supposedly because the music got its name from a Cleveland slang term for sex.

5. Rise up! Gather round! Rock this place to the ground.

6. at a Rush concert someone behind me yelled, "GEDDY LEE, YEWWWW RAWHKK!". Because of the distance to the stage and the volume Geddy Lee and his Rush-mates Neil and Alex couldn't hear that, but they've been rocking for many years - they know.

7. Seaman Vincent: how did you do on the first Propulsion Engineering Basics test?

Seaman James: I aced it.

Seaman Vincent: Did you hear how Seaman Steve did? He ROCKED it!

8. that manufactured Britney/Xtina/NSYNC/teen pop garbage is NOT rock, it's a CROCK.
by I Wanna Rock! March 04, 2010
(Verb) - Aggressively punching the shit out of someone because they either answered incorrectly to something or just 'cause you'se a gangsta
"Yo, that HULK movie was hot. But, its not worth seeing again."

"I'm 'bout to rock you son"

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