Top Ten Things that Define Rock MusicWhat do YOU think of first when you think of rock music and it's subgenres?
The Top Ten
Most metal and rock band members liked to grow out their hair, sometimes even going overboard with it like the guys in the above image.
Interesting list. I must agree that hair was a defining characteristic of a good chunk of rock bands.
Europe, Bon Jovi, Van Halen and many others had ridiculously wild hairdos.
The first things that came to my mind were hair and leather.
Volume turned up to 11...get ready for a night of ringing ears and floors sticky with beer
Is there such thing as a "quiet" concert? Unless you're seeing Motzart, no.
Headbanging, jumping, drinking beer, chicks flashing their t!ts...
Yep. This is the stereotypical look of someone who came off of a '70s or '80s album cover.
To hell with scene kid haircuts and sagging pants. This is what rock n' roll is about!
Hellbent For Leather
Denim and Leather
Guitar solos are the thing in rock music in my opinion. Now that you have mentioned Slash, November Rain has certainly one of the best rock guitar solos. It perfectly fits to the song’s atmosphere
We often hear epic guitar solos in epic rock and metal songs a lot and it makes the songs more fun to listen to.
Very common in heavy metal and hard rock music. Some can be complex, while others are much more simple.
Rock and Roll wouldn't be Rock and Roll without 'em.
This is sad, but true. Jon Bon Jovi says "last cigarette" in half the songs from Destination Anywhere. Although I have to wonder: was that tame in contrast with other rock stars? Yes, it probably was.
A lot of 80s rockstars were heavily addicted to drugs like cocaine and heroin. Thankfully, most of them are sober now, but a lot of people still associate drugs and alcohol with rock music.
ah yes... this is where it all began...
When you think of rock music the first band that usually comes to mind is AC/DC. With their shrieking vocals, sex drugs rock n roll lyrics, and distinctive guitar work, AC/DC is one of the most popular and recognized rock bands in the world.
I am not really a fan but when I think of a non specific rock band this is probably the band they sound most like.
The funny thing is more tame characters than the dudes you're probably alluding to were considered rebellious. Namely the Beatles.
I am an anti-christ
I am an anarchist
Don't know what I want
But I know how to get it
Destroy the passerby
Lyrics from Anarchy In The UK by the Sex Pistols
Legendary guitarist of hard rock band Guns n Roses. Even people who don't listen or know who GnR are will probably know who Slash is.
Whatever the first band is that comes to your mind at the mention of rock music, it's always the characteristic drumbeat that they all (well, most of them, there are still lots of obscure bands out there, you know) have in common.
Apparently the members of Mötley Crüe couldn't even count how many women they had sex with after a few days (probably because of the drugs let's be honest).
Groupies were women who followed rock and metal band members around for you guessed it, sex.
I thought this was just in cartoons and corny movies. If this is real, you have to wonder how much money was wasted on guitars that just got smashed in the long run (which probably ain't that long at all.)
The Who actually wrecked ALL of their instruments in concert.
Well known motorcycle brand that is still around today. In the 80s, rock bands like Motley Crue and Guns N Roses were often seen sporting Harley Davidson merchandise.
WE WILL WE WILL ROCK YOU! That's what Rock music is all about.
If I didn't add the visual, 90% of people would be thinking, "Uh...Dave who? What's a bickler?"
He's the lead vocals for Survivor...
“Father of Rock and Roll”
Sorry but I have no clue who this guy is
Avril Lavigne's lead guitarist, music director and frequent collaborator. Pretty sure she ain't rock.