A game closely resembling Guitar Hero, released for a variety of systems, most famously Xbox and PS2, which uses controllers shaped like guitars, drums and a microphone.

The game is fun for everyone, but seems to be designed so that actual musicians suck at it. The only places where actual musicians prevail is the expert level on vocals and drums, which, unlike the bass and guitar parts, are quite realistic.

Sometimes, groups of morons will actually come to believe they really can play guitar when they manage "Through Fire and Flames" on expert difficulty. However, this is a rare instance for two reasons. One is that that task is damn near impossible. Two is that most people with an IQ sufficient to play the game are too smart to have that happen to them.

Fortunately, there is a happy medium in both musicians and gamers who can just enjoy it instead of turning it into a retarded debate.
Rock Band is seriously awesome!
by Al Golston November 05, 2011
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A real rock band is a group of musicians who more or less follow the principals of Rock 'n Roll.
System of a Down, Rage against the Machine, Metallica, Aerosmith, etc. are examples of a rock band
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A musical ensemble usually consisting of about 4-5 members (Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Strokes, respectively). There are existing bands that contain 2 members (The Black Keys) , 3 members (Nirvana), or even 6 members (Linkin Park). Usually a band consists of:

Lead Singer: the diva and the one who believes everything should go their way; nevertheless they are great singers, most of the time (ex. Julian Casablancas of The Strokes)

Guitarist (one or more): second in line diva and the one responsible for incredible solos (ex. Jimi Hendrix)

Bassist: laid back and underrated musicians, can deliver amazing bass lines (ex. Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Drummer: underrated as well but usually a dumbass, hard hitters (ex. John Bonham from Led Zeppelin)

Another member of a rock band is a keyboardist
"I love rock music so much! What's your favourite rock band?" "My favourite rock band definantly has to be AC/DC. They can sure rock the house down!:
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1. noun. a popular game where 1-4 players use plastic instrument controllers to hit notes that go along with various songs
2. noun. an excuse for lards to say they can play the guitar, drums, or sing
3. noun. a group of people that perform music, usually contains a singer, guitarist, drummer, and bassist. other instruments can be used as well to enhance the experience
1) Rock Band is a great party game. We'll rent that instead of using the Wii
2) Dude: I am so awesome at Rock Band!
Ellisniss MGP: I play the real thing biznatch. *guitar solo*
Dude: *explodes*
3) Dude: Have you ever heard of the rock band Enthymeme?
Ellisniss MGP: I thought you died.
by Humpcatter16 January 16, 2010
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