genre of rock music often characterized by chordal guitar riffs accompanied by root notes on the bass guitar and "big" drums
Hard rock is a variation of rock music with roots in early 1960s garage rock and psychedelic rock. The term "hard rock" may be used several genres such as punk rock and grunge in order to distinguish them from the more radio-friendly pop rock genre.
|Stylistic origins||Blues-rock, Psychedelic rock, Rock|
|Cultural origins||Mid 1960s, United Kingdom and United States|
- ↑ "Hard Rock", Allmusic, archived from the original on 12 February 2011.