Rock of Ages is the 12th episode of Season 5 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Jim gets Brandon tickets to the Rolling Stones' Rose Bowl concert, but a hearing to determine the legality of his presidency is moved to the night of the concert. Jesse argues that Brandon is already the legitimate president, as he has been calling senate meetings to order; the challenge to the presidency is denied. Brandon takes Andrea to the concert. Kelly gets backstage access through the magazine, while braggart Steve has trouble getting in at all after a hippie steals his wallet. Ray and Donna work as vendors and see the show free of charge. 

David and Clare go to the concert even though they claim to hate the group, but have to turn to a scalper when Mel lets them down. Steve and his father force Dylan out of the Peach Pit After Dark. He agrees to sell his shares when Steve, Nat, and Willie (the cook) visit him in rehab. Dylan and Valerie agree to stop seeing each other, as he doesn't want to involve her in his problems. During group therapy, Dylan has a confrontation with Charley, an older man who likes to bully other patients instead of dealing with his own problems. Charley seeks Dylan's help to finally overcome his addiction. 


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Wesley Allen Gullick as Willie
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Jamie Walters as Ray Pruit

Guest starring

F.J. Rio as Alex Diaz
Natalie Venetia Belcon as Janice Williams 
Jeffrey King as Charlie Rollins
Jack Heller as Aaron Derschenbaum
Renee Parent as Claudette Wells
Kara Sachs as Shira
Mary Scheer as Marcia Ramsden
Tom Chick as Joe


  • Dylan and Val stop seeing each other
  • Dylan sells his share of the Peach Pit