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orignally formed from a mixture of country and blues, rock has branched off into one of the largest forms of music.
1.alternative rock: rock that has not yet crossed over into the mainstream, nirvana.
2.experimental rock, rock desgined to expand the boundarys of rock, yoko ono
3. hard rock, rock with a very heavy backbeat, screaming guitar chords, and an indecipherable vocalist, the rolling stones.
4.soft rock, innofensive, commercial rock, eventually branched off into pop, the who.
rap or pop: rock sucks!!!
author: to each man his own, there are some extremely talented rappers and poppers.
by Anonymous August 05, 2003
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to wear or display in a showy manner
The way you rock high tops is with the tongues out.
by mesharoni June 02, 2005
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the greatest music eva it has many branches ,but i can't name all of them.
linkin park is there on kind of rock brand
by king of rock March 14, 2005
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Classic Aerosmith album featuring such great songs as "Back in the Saddle", "Last Child", "Rats in the Cellar", and "Sick as a Dog".
Dude #1: Hey man, what's your favorite Aerosmith album?

Dude #2: Gotta be "Rocks". By far their best.
by StormXor September 22, 2006
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by Brett August 20, 2003
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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
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A type of music that is very inspirational. It is very loud (sometimes) and people like punks, goths, grungers, and other alternatives (and people who dont believe in labels) enjoy moshing to it. There are many types like alternative, emo, goth, punk, metal, and more, but nowadays most of the music we hear is either emo, pop-rock, or pop-punk. It was most popular from the 70's through 1994, or the year rock died (Kurt Cobain's death). In a rock band, there is a vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, and sometimes a keyboardist. Sometimes the singer also plays an instrument, which is usually guitar, but can be the drummer or bassist. Most of the stuff on MTV is poprock, and it is not the true definition of rock.
Nirvana-Alternative/Grunge
Dashboard Confessional-Emo
Marilyn Manson-Goth
Sex Pistols-Punk
Guns n' roses-Metal
Poprock-Creed (no they are not grunge)
PopPunk-Green Day
by Ka September 19, 2004
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