Rock as we know it is 60 years old, but its music carries a principle that is very old, and has passed through the ages
We know that rock and roll was born when African musical traditions met European instrumentation. Said African musical traditions tend to be energetic. There are tribes in parts of Africa whose sacred traditions consist of dancing wildly to the beating of the drum. The same principle can be found in rock music and in sub-genres (such as metal and punk), and their concerts which generally involve a lot of energy and excitement.
This all relates to the principle rock carries from its tribal ancestor: the principle is raw energy, its musical expression, and its human expression.