Butt Rock is really irony. In simple terms it is any music that one does not like and/or lives in denial that they actually listened to that music during that time period but now want to pretend they did not. It has actually nothing to do with quality of said music just the arrogance, inflated ego, and heavy pride of the one labeling it butt rock so they can distance themselves and feel superior.

The sad truth is that those who label it butt rock may as well had been those that listened to it at the time and thus are calling themselves butt rockers. Hence the irony.
Butt Rock? Art #5 knows he listened to that music back in the 80s. He is not fooling anyone. He knows he was a butt rocker then.
by Devin MacGregor January 10, 2008
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Also, know as "Fag Rock". Originating in the late 90's and continuing into the early 00's, this was the favourite music of the lost generation with no real musical identity - Grunge was gone, and a new wave of faggy frat-boys with wallet-chains emerged. These were untalented douchebags that sang about beer and cars and frat parties and scoring their best friend's girlfriend. Mundane, boring, clichéd, tripe.

Fagrock (or butt-rock) bands include:

1. Millencolin
2. Blink 182
3. Sum 41
4. Stain’d
5. Alien Ant Farm
6. Linken Park
7. Limp Bizkit
8. The Offspring
9. Wheatus
10. Goldfinger
11. Crazy Town
12. Hundred Reasons
13. Shelter
14. Crackout
15. Jimmy Eat World
16. Everclear
17. Alkaline Trio
18. Nickelback
19. Smashmouth
20. Sugar Ray
21. 311
22. Feeder
23. OPM
24. Puddle of Mudd
25. Fenix TX
26. Lostprophets
27. LFO
28. Reel Big Fish
29. Bowling for Soup
30. Stamford Amp
31. Elviss
32. Busted
33. Something Corporate
34. Simple Plan
35. Good Charlotte
36. Bloodhound Gang
37. American Hi-Fi
38. Less than Jake
39. Violent Delight
Dude - you listen to Puddle of Mudd? But they're butt rock - you essentially have no taste in music. It's a pity you weren't born 10 years earlier, you would have had dozens of awesome bands to grow up with like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, RATM, Faith No more, RHCP, Smashing Pumpkins, Blind Melon, etc. You've been left with the dregs.
by Michael league May 28, 2017
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A term used by insecure male music fans who dislike bands like Creed and Nickelback because they do not want to admit they like that music, and instead project a homoerotic connation to compensate insecurity.
I heard that song Higher by Creed, I really liked it, but I cannot let anyone know so I am going to tell everyone I heard that butt rock band Creed on the radio.
by John_Utah December 25, 2018
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A genre of rock music that has had different meanings over time, but which generally describes bands who meet the following criteria:

1. The music is driven primarily by power chords, and focuses less on complexity and musical talent and more on radio-friendliness and the emotional impact it has on listeners. As such, butt rock has never been a hit with critics, but it has always enjoyed mainstream popularity.

2. The songs fit into one of two molds -- hard-rocking tracks designed to get the crowd pumped and "rocking out," or slower power ballads that are meant to attract female fans. Both types of songs are best played in an arena, which is why they are popular at pro wrestling events.

3. The subject matter of the lyrics tends to be about kicking ass, getting laid, auto racing, hedonism, and other "manly" subjects. Rebellion is also a common theme, with authority figures like cops, teachers, and parents all being portrayed as not understanding their needs. The exception is the aforementioned power ballads, which are often about loss, love, drug abuse, and other, "heavier" subjects. The lyrics in both types of songs are often misogynistic, with women portrayed as either sex objects, harpies, or home-wreckers.

4. The fanbase tends to be frat boys and working-class men between the ages of 16 and 40.

In the '80s, butt rock was used to describe the mainstream hair metal bands that were popular on MTV, such as Twisted Sister, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Scorpions, and Poison. This type of music was popular from the early-mid '80s through the first years of the '90s, when it was driven out by grunge. In the late '90s, butt rock made a comeback in the form of post-grunge. Bands like Creed, Nickelback, Hinder, Staind, Puddle of Mudd, Daughtry, and others came to dominate the modern rock radio charts. These bands had similar music to the above-mentioned hair bands, but wrapped it in a radio-friendly grunge flavoring. This type of rock music has persisted in popularity into the present day.

The name "butt rock" has a few possible origins. First, in the 1980s, the musicians in many hair metal bands often dressed in a "glam" style, wearing tight pants that would accentuate their butts. (This may also be the origin of the term "cock rock," which has the same connotations, as the tight pants would also accentuate the musicians' crotches.) A less flattering origin for the name is that the lead singers of these bands sounded like they were singing out of their asses. Finally, the term can generally mean that the music sounds like ass.
Dude, turn off that butt rock. We're not at the gym.
by TheRedRedKroovy August 29, 2009
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Hair bands are synonomous with butt-rock. Hair bands were a phenonmenon exclusive to the 80's and 90's. If the guy used at least one can of hairspray per day, and wore eyeliner, it was a pretty good bet he was a butt-rocker. The SURE thing is whether or not he had a perm, and hair that stuck out/up higher than 3 inches.
These people that consider Creed and Nickleback butt-rock were obviously born in the late 80's or early 90's. Butt-rock is NOT alternative music, it is NOT heavy metal, and it is NOT from the late 90's. Try Poison, Warrant, Slaughter, Winger, White Snake, Guns 'n' Roses...
by spellcheck-enabled July 11, 2010
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Origin: "Rock, my butt!" in reference to confirming that an object was a piece of pottery and not a rock.
Abbr. = DTbr

Also: Act of rocking one's butt.
Certain rules must be followed in order to achieve a successful butt-rocking.
1. The first rule of butt-rocking: you cannot talk about butt-rocking.. think Fight Club.
2. Mandarin, Spanish and British accents are the only acceptable forms of verbal communication.
3. One signifies availability for butt-rocking by uttering "Suns out!" Butt-rocking can only commence when a response of "Guns out!" is reciprocated.

4. In extreme cases, butt-rocking may escalate to buck-rocking.
5. Jazz (pronounced "yazz") flute must be playing whilst butt-rocking.
6. Heavy metal is played only when an escalation to buck-rocking is imminent.

7. "Scooping" is allowed, but a spotter is required under the following circumstances: a) if the butt-rocking event is taking place above sea level, b) if participants are of "rookie" or "amateur" status, and c) if attempting to butt-rock in bodies of water.
8. If below sea level, a spotter is not needed even if other conditions normally warrant one.
9. Butt-rocking can only be performed in the cardinal directions North and/or South.
10. No blood no foul.. if you foul out 3 times you are suspended for a minimum of 7 days.
"Hey man, were you butt-rocking last night?"
-"Yeah man, it was below sea level. It was sweet!"
"Aw sweet! So no spotter?"
-"Nope!"
by Chert June 14, 2012
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A kind of music popular amoung tweens esp. in the midwest and is usualy found in the alternative rock section of a music store. Butt rock bands usualy have perdictable percusion break downs, simple bass lines, simple gutar riffs and overly emotional/ semi romantic lyrics. The trade mark of butt rock is the straind vocals that make the sinnger sound like he is constipated. This is where "butt" rock gets its name. Examples include: Hinder, Creed, Matchbox 20, three doors down, avenge seven fold, ect. Its is possable for a band to resemble butt rock but not actualy be butt rock. I.E. staind, coldplay, foo fighters.
Man, I just got back from that Creed concert and it was all butt rock.
by matic1989 April 28, 2010
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