Perhaps the greatest thing to ever come from classic rock, which is, in itself great. Southern rock puts a southern spin on classic rock. The guitar riffs are different, using a more honkey tonk style than general classic rock. It is a step between early country, (which was a bit slow) classic rock, (the best genera of music yet to exist) and modern country (which more or less sucks). All in all, southern rock is a great genera.
Southern rock artists include: Lynyrd Skynynrd, and the Allman Brothers
Rock music that takes real musical talent to play. It combines skillful guitar riffs with real singing. The father of all rock generas, classic rock is perhaps the best musical genera ever to exist.
A lot of people think that Classic Rock is slow and boring. It may be slower than some modern types of metal, but it's much more powerful and infinitely better.
Classic Rock artists: Led Zeppelin, Jimmi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds, Creme, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beatles, Van Halen