Rock music is a special sociocultural phenomenon that appeared in the second half of the 20th century. Most experts agree in this opinion, which is explained by the appearance of not only a new musical direction, but also a whole subculture.
On the one hand, rock embodies the contradictory and even rebellious moods of the young, their opposition to the existing norms, shown in music. On the other hand, this is another element in the world of show business, the only goal of which is commercial profit. The whole history of rock music consists of such cycles, at the beginning of which new values arise, disagreement, protest, and at the end – commercialization.
Nevertheless, rock is not just a new life and music trend. This is a kind of philosophy that contains its own values and style of behavior, the so-called “rock and roll lifestyle”.