What is rock?

  • (noun): Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust.
    Example: "That mountain is solid rock"
    Synonyms: stone
    See also — Additional definitions below

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XETRA-FM - History
6PM, 91X followed in the footsteps of KROQ-FM and switched formats to "rock of the 80s" (modern rock) ... Jim LaMarca recounts the transition "The day 91X (XETRA-FM) went Rock of the 80s, almost no one knew it was coming so there was no speculation ... He said, 'This is 91X Rock of the 80s and this is "Sex" from Berlin.' Everyone at the station (remember he is now in Mexico 30 minutes away) thought this song was too weird ...
43 Songs - Background
... and Univers Zero (Belgium), was one of the five original Rock in Opposition (RIO) bands that performed at the inaugural RIO festival in London on 12 March 1978. 1976 and 1985, and their music has been described as "Art rock with a twisted A" ... Their compositions are "fractured" elements of jazz, rock and pop with unusual structures that sometimes sound like "demented and absurdist small-orchestra hymns" ...
Minnesota - Culture - Entertainment
... Minnesotan musicians of many genres include rock star Prince, harmony singers The Andrews Sisters, rockabilly star Eddie Cochran, folk musician Bob Dylan, surf band The Trashmen, garage rock band The Castaways ...
Psychedelic Rock
... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering ... emerging as a genre during the mid 1960s among folk rock and blues rock bands in the United Kingdom and United States, such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream ... and 1969 with the Summer of Love and Woodstock Rock Festival, becoming an international musical movement and associated with a widespread counter-culture, before beginning a decline as changing ...
Rock - Other Uses
... ROCK1, human gene Rock or islet, small island Rock, or distaff, a tool used in spinning Rock, slang term for crack cocaine Enlarged Jewellery, such ... military officers' organization The Rock (Radio station), a New Zealand rock music radio station Mangrove red snapper, sometimes called rock salmon ...

More definitions of "rock":

  • (noun): Hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored.
    Synonyms: rock candy
  • (verb): Move back and forth or sideways.
    Synonyms: sway, shake
  • (noun): Pitching dangerously to one side.
    Synonyms: careen, sway, tilt
  • (noun): United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984).
    Synonyms: John Rock
  • (noun): A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter.
    Example: "He threw a rock at me"
    Synonyms: stone
  • (noun): (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable.
    Example: "He was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew
  • (verb): Cause to move back and forth.
    Example: "Rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"
    Synonyms: sway

Famous quotes containing the word rock:

    Here is no water but only rock
    Rock and no water and the sandy road
    The road winding above among the mountains
    Which are mountains of rock without water
    If there were water we should stop and drink
    Amongst the rock one cannot stop or think
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    each rock a word
    a creek-washed stone
    Granite: ingrained
    with torment of fire and weight
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    When the rock was hid by the surges’ swell,
    The mariners heard the warning bell,
    And then they knew the perilous rock,
    And bless’d the Abbot of Aberbrothok.
    Robert Southey (1774–1843)