A genre of music that infuses elements of blues, rockabilly, country, soul, jazz, folk, and classical music. Also sometimes incorporates tribal, rap, and electronic musics. Very influential and important to the post-WWII era. Main subgroups include classic rock, psychadelic, alternative, metal, and jam band. While much of modern rock is total crap, it has inspired many new styles of music, like raggae and hip hop. it also has inspired older styles of music like classical and blues. Song topics range From love to war to what they had to breakfast. All in all, the greatest and most influential style of music.
Led Zeppelin, Jimmi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, The Who, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Elvis Presley, Metallica, Van Halen, Guns 'n' Roses, R.E.M., Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blues Traveler, Aerosmith, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many more are all rock music.
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Music that puts today’s garbage to shame.
Rock music is real music.
by TH47 May 1, 2018
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Long ago there was a way skilled musicians could express themselves about a variety of topics. Often, once famous, rock stars would use drugs and alcohol. They, however, all had skills. Sadly, this culture was brutally murdered. The horrors of modern "music" killed the fuck out of the last of real music. With the death of rock, music finally died. It has long been believed by music fans that someday a band will rise to resurrect music. This band has not yet come. As of now the barren wasteland that is now the radio is dominated by horrible demons such as Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, and other such total failures to create music.
Billy turns on a radio
...Let's play a love game...It's the best of both worlds...How can you be so heartleesss?....

OH shit! this sucks! I'm going to go listen to my AC/DC cd's, real rock music.
by #1 Manwhore January 5, 2010
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Rock Music is not a type of music, but a way of life. A passion. You can't like rock music, either you hate it or you love it.
Man, I love Rock Music

Man, I hate Rock Music
by ZRocka March 5, 2010
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Music (normally) played with guitars bass and drums. A way to "stick it to the man"
You can't really say who started rock music, some people may argue it was Elvis others may say it was The Beatles. Its like that everlasting question, why did the chicken cross the road?
"And there used to be a way to stick it to the Man. It was called rock 'n roll, but guess what, oh no, the Man ruined that, too, with a little thing called MTV!" - Jack Black, School Of Rock
by Edmund Townend May 29, 2005
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Rock is a genre that has evolved tremendously in the 20th and 21st centuries. Originally created from blues and jazz from African Americans. Elvis adopted that and turned it into something more.

Rock had it's big contributation during the 60's and 70's leading up to 80's rock. During the 80's many bands had extreme success. Near the end of the 80's and in the 90's is commonly called "The End of Rock" where, people said Rock n' Roll had died and bands just weren't the same. But every generation has it's own music, and modern rockers say today's rock is still alive and well.

At the turn of the millenium, rock began evolving even more and had some commercial success, but was battling over success with rap and pop music. Around 2002 - 2007, punk and emo bands were highly popular among the rock loving teenagers, although then it was called pop, and was highly looked down upon among other types of rockers, it became more accepted among them as well when rap and pop took over. There are still rock bands having success today, such as Linkin Park, Nickelback, Coldplay, and Avril Lavigne.

Rock music has had a long and great history and it hasn't died, only evolved. Just like humanity, we never died, we simply evolved from apes. Rock music will never die and I will always listen to rock. Also everyone stop complaining that rap and pop sucks. It's not all about sex, drugs, bitches and money.
"I love rock music of all types."
"Rock music isn't dead, it's only different!"
by r0(k4lif3 August 14, 2011
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Music in it's purest form. Played with real instruments. The only music everybody likes in one form or the other. Comes in a varity of types.

Types: Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk Rock, Grunge, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
For Examples listen to the radio, or watch TV
by Andrew Hunniucutt March 28, 2004
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