Rock used to be rebellious, but that aspect has become more of a joke over time. As Lisa Simpson put it (albeit not about Rock), "that's rebellious... in a conformist sort of way". Indeed, Rock is embraced by such a wide variety of people that really, it's only ever used very generically. Rock has become sort of a mythical entity as well, with ThePowerOfRock based on this. All you need to cause radical social change is a guitar, bassist, and drummer to rock out. The ubiquitous nature of Rock has made it more of a DeadHorseTrope than anything at this point.
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Examples:
* In the first ''Film/KillBill'' film, a Japanese Rockabilly-style band got a showcase. It was meant as a bit of a SoundtrackDissonance moment, where something that was so American in nature gets used in a Japanese setting.
* {{Badbutt}} characters in general will have rock music accompanying their appearances every now and then. Some examples include SonicTheHedgehog and Rainbow Dash from WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.
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