alternative rock

noun

Definition of alternative rock

: alternative music that blends elements of conventional rock with influences from other musical styles (such as punk rock, hard rock, hip-hop, or folk)

Examples of alternative rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But he's done it on the pitch with a soccer ball, not shredding a guitar for an alternative rock band. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 22 Sep. 2022 Kobalt 27 debuts at The Alley, playing your favorite 90s and modern alternative rock tunes all night long. Amanda Kondolojy, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2022 It’s a grand tradition of alternative rock: the fan-favorite debut EP that sets the stage for later triumphs, often mentioned in the same breath as their best full-lengths. Al Shipley, SPIN, 19 Aug. 2022 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Red Hot Chili Peppers have carved out a niche in the genre-bending world of alternative rock, blending rock, punk, metal and more into their unique sound. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 28 Aug. 2022 The alternative rock band, made up of singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante, will be honored with the Global Icon Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced Friday. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 19 Aug. 2022 This song is in the pop punk, emo and alternative rock genres. Kris Holt, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 As the music transitioned from Blues and Jazz to alternative rock, performers shared their reflections about the attack. Stephanie Casanova, Chicago Tribune, 28 July 2022 Phoebe Bridgers is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and alternative rock artist originally from Pasadena, California. oregonlive, 5 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of alternative rock

1975, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Alternative rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alternative%20rock. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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