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
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 30, 1995--AT&T, long regarded as the world's leader in sound quality breakthroughs, is putting that expertise to work for the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, (RRHOFM), in Cleveland.
29, 1995--When a visitor to the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum steps up to one of the museum's interactive kiosks and selects a video clip of a Rolling Stones concert on The Red Skelton Show, that image is delivered to the screen using state-of-the-art multimedia technology provided by Starlight Networks (Mountain View, Calif.
Radio Shack is the first corporate sponsor to support the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, currently under construction in Cleveland, Ohio.