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Remember the band “Los Bravos”? They were the first Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single. The song “Black is Black” went to number 4 in the US and number 2 in the UK. The reason we mention this is because their bass player, Miguel Vicens is celebrating his 74th birthday […]

16th May 2010, Ronnie James Dio, singer with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 67 years old. Dio’s career began in 1957 with The Vegas Kings, which later changed to Ronnie and the Rumblers, then Ronnie and the Redcaps, then in 1961, […]

Black Sabbath released their 9th LP “Heaven and Hell” on April 25, 1980. This was their first album with Ronnie James Dio as their singer. Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne, was first introduced to Sabbath’s Tony Iommi in 1979 by Sharon Arden, who would later marry the band’s then-recently fired vocalist Osbourne. At first, Dio […]

Black Oak Arkansas’ frontman / lead singer Jim “Dandy” Mangrum has 70 candles on his birthday cake today. During the early to mid 70’s, BOA was a staple at major festivals everywhere. Jim’s stage appearance, long blond hair, sexy clothing and antics were the inspiration for Van Halen’s David Lee Roth. Even though the band […]

“The Man In Black,” Johnny Cash would have turned 86 years old today. Johnny is a true American treasure. You’d be surprised at how many people have Johnny’s music on their Rock and Roll playlist. Do you? Happy Birthday Johnny. You are missed by so many. Read It Here!

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Tony has played with a number of bands over the years including a brief stint with Jethro Tull, but just about everyone remembers him best as a founding member of, Black Sabbath. Tony is without a doubt one of the most influential guitarists in […]

For many people. the first time they heard the words ‘Black’ and ‘Sabbath’ used together, was on Feb. 13, 1970. That was the day Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album in the UK. The album wouldn’t be released in the US until June 1st of that year. Most critics didn’t think to highly of […]

26th Dec 2007, Amy Winehouse’s second album ‘Back to Black’ was named as the biggest-selling album of the year. Released at the end of 2006 the album had now sold more than 1.5m copies in the UK, achieving five platinum sales awards, Winehouse was also nominated for six Grammys including song of the year. Leona […]

It’s Black Friday. You know what you need to do. Click here for the best present you could buy anyone. Even yourself. www.thecollegeofrock.com Read It Here!

He’s the friendly stranger in the black sedan, he holds on loosely and he has the ‘Eye of the Tiger”. We are talking about singer / songwriter / producer / writer and a great friend of ours, Jim Peterik who has 67 candles on his birthday cake today. Jim’s first band (which went through a […]


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