In one of his interviews, Steve Jordan explained that the beat is the main element that differs between rock and roll and rock music. Over time, listeners and artists have made their own observations to identify the difference between the two. Rock is mostly hard and upbeat, where the listener can headbang. On the other side, rock and roll are more of a groovy genre that lets you rock while you are rolling. You cannot dance to a rock song unless you take it as a challenge. In fact, there are professional events for rock and roll dancing, but there are no such events as rock dancing. Despite these minute differences, the fans like to see both as a single genre.