Rock and Roll Brainiacs

Rock and Roll Brainiacs 

Posted: 12:42 pm Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

By Pete Rizzo

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If you’re a parent who insists that your kids turn off their music while doing their homework, that request may not hold weight for much longer thanks to Dr. James Hetfield.

The Metallica legend now has a PhD in astrophysics. Evidently he found time between his day job as lead singer and rhythm guitarist extraordinaire for one of music’s pre-eminent thrash metal bands to go to school.

He’s not the only rock legend moonlighting as an astrophysicist, either. Brian May of Queen also holds a PhD in addition to his trademark ‘Red Special’ guitar.

This guy was also a scary smart dude, as were these rock stars.

How about you? Who’s your favorite rock and roll brainiac?