A style of hard rock & heavy metal music that is watered down both musically and lyrically to garner maximum radio play and mainstream acceptance. Lyrical themes are drawn from a put-on “tough guy / bro” persona, and include being a badass, getting lots of pussy, strippers, partying, and being betrayed or alone. Image wise, butt rock bands typically consist of guys in their mid-30s with spiky hair, Affliction t-shirts, and bad tattoos (usually barbed wire or tribal). The typical fan emulates this fashion style and exhibits what they think are “manly” personality traits, such as frequently drinking energy drinks, driving an unnecessarily large truck, and otherwise overcompensating for an insecurity in their masculinity. They also tend to have a superficial knowledge of metal music, being familiar only with bands that receive regular radio rotation. Examples of butt rock bands include Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Buckcherry, Nickelback, Disturbed, and Three Doors Down.
“All riiiggghhhtt, that was Five Finger Death Punch with ‘Jekyll & Hyde,’ comin up next we got Buckcherry with ‘Crazy Bitch’ for all you ladies out there, right here on KBRO Nothing Butt Rock...”
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A popular term referring to a sub-genre of hard rock strongly influenced by post-grunge and nu metal. Originating in the mid-late 90s, butt rock is comprised of raspy vocals, similar to Pearl Jam, Creed, or Nirvana, backed with radio-friendly guitar riffs, drum beats, and basic bass lines.

Generally found on CBS owned radio stations across the Midwest, Great Plains, and Southwest, butt rock is overly commercialized, processed music that lacks innovation and creativity. Butt rock predominantly targets a demographic of blue collar workers, generally men 18-45, that drink cheap light beer, have a fascination with big trucks, avidly watch Monday Night Football, and are wannabe UFC fighters.

Women that listen to butt rock are usually huge fans of Guns N Roses, and are drawn to the sub-genre by the subconscious influence of corporate agenda, or out of sympathy for their significant other’s terrible local band.
Butt rock groups include Nickelback, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin, Staind, Puddle of Mudd, Three Days Grace, Five Finger Death Punch, amongst others.
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1. A rock you sit on
2. A rock that looks like a butt
3. ???
4. Profit!
Bob 1: I'm gonna go sit on my butt rock!
Bob 2: What is wrong with you.
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Radio announcer: Alright, coming up next, we got the Dragons, on 103.5 the Edge! Listen on iHeartRadio!

Olivia: Did they just call Imagine Dragons rock?

Red: Apparently...

Peter: They're an annoying butt rock band. Even Nickelback have more talent.
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A style of hard rock from 1986 to 1992 with nothing original to add to the genre of hard rock. Their songs consist of the same over-used series of power chords and corny lyrics and may often contain the use of keyboards or (Lord help us) a keytar , but are just following what hard rock and metal bands have done from 1970's-1985.

Butt Rockers have been plastered all over MTV through the late 80's and early 90's because of a pretty boy image seen by recording executives as a pre-teen goldmine.

Butt Rock Pioneers include Bon Jovi, Poison, Warrant, Skid Row and Winger, Lita Ford, Europe and Telsa.

Performers are usually depicted as having long, "big" hair that is either bleached blond, dyed black or permed to death. Tight, ripped jeans or spandex, bright colored ripped and/or shredded shirts and excessive use of animal print bandanas.

Butt Rock bands rarely put out more than 2 albums. Their first album was only popular because the sounded like one of their predecessors, then trying to experiment with their own style was grossly insufficient to have any lasting effect on the market.
Motley Crue is still touring after nearly 30 years.
Warrant (or any member of) hasn't been heard from since 1991, despite attempts.

Butt rock has no originality.
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Butt Rock is rock and roll that is often severely lacking in originality but ends up being largely popular because idiots tend to be mesmerized by it.

An easy way to identify whether or not music is butt rock is to play it in a room full of white trash on methamphetamines. If they start head-banging, then you've got yourself some butt rock.

Limp Bizkit is some of the worst butt rock ever to grace the air waves.
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All the definitions before this one are in correct. Butt Rock is style of music, that came to fruition during the late 70's and early 80's. It was defined by the fact that the style of dress or 'traditional garb' of those that created and or listened to Butt Rock included tight-fitting pants that emphasized the buttocks. Meaning, pants, Jeans, etc that were so tight one could make out the outline or details of the buttocks. This was hand in hand with the sexual innuendos and double entendre's that could commonly be found in the lyrics to this style of music.

Additionally, the pants were so tight that the outline of a certain part of the male anatomy were visible. This aspect would be referred to and bring about the label of Cock Rock by those familiar with the genre, but ultimately has the same meaning as Butt Rock.

One would argue that these labels could be deemed negative or a positive, depending on your like or dislike of this particular style of music.

Band Examples: Journey, Foreigner, Ac/Dc, Def Leppard.
Ac/Dc (namely during the Bon Scott era) are a great example of butt rock.

Butt Rock is fun to listen to in small doses, or at an 80's party.
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