|Stylistic oreegins||Blues rock, garage rock,
psychedelic rock, rock an roll
an rhythm an blues
|Cultural oreegins||Mid 1960s, Unitit Kinrick an Unitit States|
|Typical instruments||Electric guitar – bass guitar –
vocals – drums –
sometimes pianos an keybuirds
|Mainstream popularity||Heich syne the late 1960s|
|Derivative forms||Hivy metal|
|Back beat – rock opera – rock baund –
performers – progressive rock – Hall of Fame
– social impact
Hard rock (or heavy rock) is a loosely defined subgenre o rock muisic which haes its earliest ruits in mid-1960s garage rock, blues rock an psychedelic rock. It is typifee'd bi a hivy uise o distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, an aften accompaniet wi pianos an keybuirds.
Hard rock developit intae a major form o popular muisic in the 1970s, wi baunds such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, AC/DC, an Van Halen, an reached a commercial peak in the mid tae late 1980s. The glam metal o baunds like Bon Jovi an Def Leppard an the rawer soonds o Guns N' Roses follaeed up wi great success in the later pairt o that decade, afore losin popularity in the face o grunge. Despite this, mony post-grunge baunds adoptit a hard rock soond an in the 2000s there came a renewed interest in established baunds, attempts at a revival, an new hard rock baunds that emergit frae the garage rock an post-punk revival scenes.