sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll

sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll

A phrase used to indicate a wild, hedonistic lifestyle. Being a touring musician is not as exciting as it seems—it's definitely not all sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
See also: and, rock, roll
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A spokesman said that he'll be revealing never-before-told tales of the culture, sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that coloured his experience as he vaulted to the top of the rock kingdom.
They went and repackaged some of their best articles on, you guessed it, Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll.
But when the 1960s called with sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, Rubin was off adventuring and doing her part to claim a place in the sexual revolution.
Television' s premier purveyor of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll has a long, consistent, and unenviable record of substandard fare, including Beavis and Butthead and innumerable pornographic, violent, and outright Satanic rock videos.
When Timothy Leary extolled LSD's sex-enhancing qualities in a 1966 interview with Playboy, he fueled the fears of parents who worried that their daughters would be seduced into a decadent world of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
Yet ever since youth began to vibrate on their own making, efforts at social control of the youthful body's attachment to sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll have been relentless.
This counterculture wasn't the one exemplified by those loud, dirty kids from Northern California, who made such a splash with their sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.