hard rock


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hard rock

n.
A style of rock music characterized by a harsh, amplified sound and loud, distorted electric guitars.

hard rock

n
(Music, other) music a rhythmically simple and usually highly amplified style of rock and roll

hard′ rock′


n.
rock music dependent on a driving beat and amplified sound.
[1965–70]
References in classic literature ?
Nothing can be more curious than to see the channels and aqueducts that nature has formed in this hard rock, so exact and of such admirable contrivance, that they seem to be the work of men.
They therefore made haste to reach the spot, and did so by the time those who came had laid the bier upon the ground, and four of them with sharp pickaxes were digging a grave by the side of a hard rock.
The dusk fell as suddenly as the natives had warned them, the hollows of the mountain on either side filling up with darkness and the path becoming so dim that it was surprising to hear the donkeys' hooves still striking on hard rock.
It is good to wander along lines of sea-coast, when formed of moderately hard rocks, and mark the process of degradation.
I would placard it on the walls of prisons and palaces, carve it on hard rocks, hang it out in letters of fire on that empty sky for a sign of hope and terror--a portent of the end.
Designed to resemble back-to-back guitars, with guitar faces, necks and brightly lit guitar strings that reach 450 feet into the sky on both sides, the iconic Hard Rock guitar tower is under construction as part of a $1.
We at Hard Rock Cafe believe in offering dynamic performances that enthral our audience.
Rita Gilligan was just 29 when the first Hard Rock Cafe opened in London and today she travels the world opening new branches.
A press conference highlighting the grand opening of Hard Rock Cafe Ayia Napa was held prior to the free concert and featured the evening's performers as well as special guests including Hard Rock International executives Antonio Bautista , Senior Vice President of Operations and Development , and Anibal Fernandez , Franchise Area Vice President for EMEA countries and representatives of local authorities including Yiannos Karousos , the mayor of Ayia Napa.
And while the Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi was announced first in 2012, it will open in 2017, after the Hard Rock Hotel Dubai Marina - which is set to welcome guests later this year after initially projecting an opening date in 2015.
Live music has been a cornerstone of Hard Rock's mission since our beginning in 1971," said Jeff Nolan, Hard Rock International's resident music guru and Memorabilia Historian.
The alliance between HARMAN and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas expands on a current relationship the two have enjoyed through the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world s gathering place for innovation that takes place annually in Las Vegas.