Posted: 12:42 pm Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
By Pete Rizzo
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?
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.