Top Schools of Rock
According to Spinner - here are the top 20 Universities Rated for Their Musical Alumni.
On a local level - UMass is No. 18. Worcester Polytech (WPI) could have made the list for J. Geils and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) could have made the list for Talking Heads but how in the world was the Berklee College of Music in Boston not listed?
Here's a partial list of their alumni - Bruce Cockburn, Paula Cole, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Melissa Etheridge, Kevin Eubanks of The Tonight Show, Donald Fagen of Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, Quincy Jones, Joey Kramer of Aerosmith, Aimee Mann of 'Til Tuesday, Branford Marsalis, John Mayer, Pat Metheny, and prancing pony Billy Squier.
You could make an argument for them being number one. For them not to be on this list at all just says that Spinner is clueless.