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*
#muse #rock #rap #great music #not rap
by dwit August 17, 2006
Slang term for a basketball.
Ramon: Yo turtle pass me da rock!
Turtle: Chill yo, I'm takin it to the hole
#rock #basketball #rok #b-ball #bball #street ball
by SystemF December 20, 2006
1. A stone, smaller than a boulder, larger than a pebble, and is comprised of an amalgam of minerals and other organic material formulated deep within the earth's core as an initial liquid, which then exposed on the planet's surface to water, air or other cooler environments, solidifies and thus becomes a ROCK.

2. A unique combination of black soul, jazz and classical guitar that can trace genesis to the late 1940s and early 1950s, which has evolved through every subsequent decade. Modern rock is comprised of a common drum setup, a lead guitar (for harmony, riffs and solos), a rhythm guitar (for treble clef melody), and an electric bass guitar (for bass clef melody and harmonization).
-NOTE A: Often misunderstood and underestimated, rock music is unique in culture and sophistication, often falling victim to stereotypes such as "satanic", "head-banger garbage", "a bunch of screaming people throwing guitars around".
-NOTE B: Because of this misunderstanding, certain media corporations have erroniously determined rock to be a dead venue, and have moved on to another form of fad music genre that will surely fail (see Mega 101).
1. Damn, I stubbed my toe on that rock.

2. Have you heard that new rock song by Pantera?
by snyper March 18, 2005
A bit of crack-cocaine.
Crackheads bomb rocks.
by datawar March 04, 2005
a basketball; ball used in a sport that is passed with your hands
Willay, pass me the rock
#rock #ball #sport #hands #basketball
by djaskldj April 07, 2009
Greatest form of music there ever was and ever will be. Despite the extremely pathetic attempt at it, some bands today are trying to keep it relatively alive, which I respect.
Fall Out Boy's "rock" may suck but at least they know what good music is. (I think)
#awesomness #sad #guitar #classic #music
by Smile in the mirror May 18, 2008
The Best Damn Music In The World Other Than Those Retards Atempting Poetry.
Me: "Hey Tad Turn That Rock Music Up So we Can Drown Out That Gay Ass Rap Music!"

Tad: "ALL HELL YEAH!"
#alsome #cool #wicked #best music #beastly
by [+]r@gic Pa!n March 27, 2008
1. A type of Music
2. A kind of complement.
3. A stone, Something to throw at people.
4. A type of sugary sweet in a stick shape, generally found at the seaside.
5. Crack cocaine
6. Slang word for Basket ball.
1. *Listening to music* "Rock on duudde!"
2. "You rock my socks!"
3. "Hey! Stop throwing rocks at me!"
4. Katy was sucking her stick of rock on the beach.
5. *inhale* that's some good rock man...
6. I"mma go shoot some hoops with that rock."
#rock #cocaine #crack #crackhead #stone #pebble #sweet #stick #basketball #hoops
by The Annonymus Penguin March 09, 2008
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