the new rock and roll

the new rock and roll

Something that is suddenly, and usually, temporarily, considered very cool, fashionable, trendy, or sexy. The comedian's edgy, topical humor helped make stand-up comedy become the new rock and roll in the late '80s and early '90s. With the explosion of gastropubs and boutique cafés, food is becoming the new rock and roll in many cities around the world.
See also: and, new, rock, roll

the new rock and roll

something that is (temporarily) highly fashionable. informal
1998 Jeremy Paxman The English London, it was being confidently asserted, is the gastronomic capital of the world, food the new rock-‘n’-roll.
See also: and, new, rock, roll