A form of music, and probably the most well known. Rock started in the '50s as "rock n' roll", and was made popular by musicians such as Elvis Presley and Little Richard. It was mainly inspired by the blues and jazz, so it would be upbeat and appeal to young people. Rock has been instrumental in the history of America, and without it, we wouldn't have our society as we know it. Rock has evolved largely over the years. In the '60s, it was the common music of hippies, THE counter-culture of that decade, and was made even more popular by the arrival of British bands such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. In the '70s, it went even further as the music of rebellion, and split off into various subgenres, such as psychedelic rock, progressive rock, punk rock, and early heavy metal. The '80s introduced MTV, music television, as well as furthering heavy metal, which spawned its own offspring, such as NWOBHM, thrash metal, and glam metal, also known as hair metal. In the '90s, alternative rock and grunge took over the radio, MTV, and the charts. Sadly, in the new decade, the 2000s, rock is being thrown off by rap, pop, and R&B, none of which are nearly as good. Unfortunately, today's youth would rather listen to shitty, repetitive, synth-laden pop and rap than real music. Rock isn't doing too well by itself, either. Most rock bands nowadays suck, as they also write overproduced shit. The question I have is, "What in the fuck happened to good old-fashioned rock n' roll?"
Stupid 12-year-old wannabe gangster: YO ROCK IZ DEAD, GET WIT DA TIMEZ YO!!!!!!!!11111!!!!1111 YALL NEEDZ 2 LISSENZ 2 SUM RAP!!!!!!!!!!!11111
Me: Learn how to speak English you dumb shit. And no, just because rock is slumping in CD sales this year doesn't mean that it's "dead". Rock will always be better than rap because:
1. They sing, rather than just talk about a bunch of bullshit that no one with an IQ of 100 or over wants to listen to.
2. They play instruments.
3. They have always been, and always will be, the all-time best-sellers of the music business.
Wannabe gangster: STFU DOOD, ITZ GAY AND U KNO IT!!!!!111
Me: Oh really? Well, you should know that not all music is about being a "gangsta". It's not dependent on synthesizers and not all of it has to be stuff you can dance to in some shitty nightclub. You getting me here?
Wannabe: YO, THIS SHYT IS GAY. IMA GET MA BOYZ HERE AND WE Z GONNA FUCK UZE UP!!!!!!!!!!1111111
Me: (sarcastically) Oh, I'm so scared. (grabs the little shit by the head and drop-kicks him)
used to defeat scissors in a game
aha! my rock beat your scissors!
1: a form of cocaine
2: a basketall
3: a stone
4:a type of music
5: a fake ass wrestler
yo, pass that rock so i can shoot some hoops
Born in the south, evolved from blues. Pioneered by Chuck Berry, stolen by Elvis. Acheived perfection between '65 and '73. Died in the early 90's. The name is used to describe pop music marketed towards teenage males in modern times.
Nickleback is "modern" rock.
The beatles, the who, Led Zep, Hendrix, Berry etc. are REAL rock.
to use. to make do with. usually to great effect.
you don't need to make up the guest bed, we can rock the couch.
you rock that shirt pretty well.
1. (noun)Originally a form of black music as Jazz, Blues, etc. Adapted into white culture (*cough elvis stole it cough*)and tweeked to perfection. Has many different forms (emo, punk, metal, etc.) and is usually mistaken for satanic music. (you are a fucking retard if you think that)
2.(noun) Form of music with very deep lyrics and awesome guitar/bass riffs, bakced by drums. Lately it has been given a very bad name by people like Avril Livigne and other whiney folk who think just because they have a guitar in their hand and sing about how they broke their toe, went out with a sk8er boi, or lost their girlfriend five years ago make them fit to be in this genre. People like them are the reason 'rockers' are given suck a bad name.
3.(noun) Rocker-A person who enjoys rock. Is often mislabed, misunderstood, and picked on by illiterate morons who think our music sucks. Mean while they listen to music that all they talk about is "yo yo son nigger bitches and hoez madd bling bling" and have no personality of their own. Rockers are also called Punks. But labels are gay and should die. b)Often used to insult a person who enjoys rock music, some times followed by some idiot moaning "aahhhh rock onn duude"
Did you hear that new rock song witht he guy playing the guitar and singing about how sucky life is?<--it's a joke so shut up
Oohh you stupid rocker look at your green hair.<--based on stereotype
Term used when a guy is unsuccessful in seducing a girl. Also known as the opposite of wheels.
Guy 1: Hey, you`re looking good today ;)
Girl 1: Fuck off
Guy 2: haha he just got rocked
wide range of music, probably the largest class, involving guitars generally used to make a whole lotta noise. anyone that thinks rock is bad has no idea what rock is past whatever they saw on mtv.
i, wanna rock and roll all night, and party every day