(Indexes: Help! Help! This Index Is Being Repressed!, We Will Not Use an Index in the Future, Speculative Fiction Tropes, Music Tropes) It's The Future. The Evil Overlord, who may or may not be the head of a Religion of Evil, rules the planet / system / galaxy / Universe with an iron fist. Anything that may lead to independent thinking is annihilated on sight. And what could be more freedom-inducing than Rock & Roll? Seen It a Million Times but Needs More Examples. Rolling Updates.
- Rush's album 2112.
- Styx's album Kilroy Was Here.
- Nine Inch Nails's album Year Zero. With some Time Travel thrown in for good measure.
- The Who's (never completed) Lifehouse project would have used this trope as part of the planned story.
- We Will Rock You, even with iconic musicians being secretly worshipped.
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