1. Rock is a form of music that uses bass, guitars, drums and lyrics to support a central idea or cause. Lots of rock deals with sex and drugs, so for all you "metal heads" or "punk" dorks out there who say rap is meaningless and sucks, rock can, too. Lots of rock songs point out the flaws of society, Like most of the songs by System Of A Down and Rise Against. There are lots of subgenres of rock so take your pick, it's all awsome. Personally, I like classic bands like AC/DC, and Billy Joel. I also like KoRn and DevilDriver, so go figure.

And seriously, if you're going to place a stereotype or try and rip on any type of music, listen to it and remember that it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

2. a usually hard material made of natually occuring elements.
1. "Hot funk, cool punk, even if it's old junk it's still rock and roll to me!" -Billy Joel, Still Rock And Roll To Me

"Why must we kill our own kind?" - System of a Down, BOOM!

"Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here everyday. Learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play!" - Guns and Roses, Welcome to the Jungle

2. lime stone, slate, granite, schist, etc etc
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1)Something, usually an event, that is enjoyable, fun, kickass etc
2)A form of praise or thanks
The club rocked last night
Thanks for getting me a drink man - you rock!
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as in "you are my rock"...to hold steady, secure and safe
You are my ROCK of gilbralter.
by Helen Sherman May 30, 2003
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Originally created by the black community in the mid-1900s, it was a combination of Jazz, Blues, R&B, etc and was called rock & roll, named after the motion of sex. Evolved greatly through the 60s and 70s (a large part of which was due to The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones). In the 70s, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath introduced heavy metal. Today, rock has branched off into several categories including: Alternative Rock, Adult Alternative, Punk/ Skater Punk/ Garage, Emo, Metal, Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock, Arena Rock, Motown, Doowop, Folk Rock, Industrial, Thrash Metal, Nu Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive rock (broken up into German and Italian proggressive), Disco (hard as it is to accept), New Wave, Grunge, and Indie Rock. Evolved greatly during the first and second British invasions (The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Kinks, The Cure, Duran Duran, Eurythmyics, The Who, Boy George, The Birds, Chad and Jeremy, Deep Purple, The Troggs and The Sex Pistols). Took off at Woodstock, in Bethel, New York on August 15th, 16th and 17th, 1969. the most famous rock concert of all times. Made another turning point in the 80s with such bands as Mötley Crüe (technically formed 1979), Guns & Roses, Metallica, and Poison. (On a side note, John Lennon was also killed in the 1980s). However, the 80s marked the beginning of the end for rock - MTV. MTV, music televison, was originally around to promote rock (the first music video it aired, aptly enough, was "Video Killed The Radio Star"). However, as time went on, MTV shifted its focus to rap, and whatever rock was left was rock/rap hybrid: Limp Bizkit, Korn, POD, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, etc. This later became nu metal. As nu metal gained huge popularity, genuine rock was left in the dust, and the networks realized that rap was the way to go. Now, rock is left with Coldplay and The Killers as its powerhouses, who, frankly, don't deserve the name, especially as they're becoming more and more overplayed. Rap is replacing it, apparent to residents of Philadelphia and the Delaware valley, who woke up on morning to find that Radio 1 had replaced Y100, an alternative rock station, with ANOTHER rap station. As if we needed more. Save rock!
I mourn the loss of rock.
by Mat Marshall19808 October 07, 2005
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Sub-genre of popular music characterised by a regular beat and the use of melodic and harmonic strains derived largely from the blues and country music. Originally, in the 1950s, it fell into one of two categories - Rock 'N' Roll (rhythm and blues tailored for a white audience) or Rockabilly (similar but with the country/hillbilly influence to the fore.) Before long new variations of the form began to emerge and, considered as a whole, have been the dominant kind of popular music up to the present time.
If it's nu-alterna-punk-emo-indie music...why does it sound like rock?
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