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Jack White receives an honorary doctorate from Wayne State University


It appears as though Jack White is unhappy with simply being one of the best guitarists on the planet right now. No, it appears he now wants to be a doctor. Sort of. The Third Man Records hero has been given an honorary doctorate from Wayne State University.

WXYZ Detroit reports that the singer, who now lives in Nashville Tennessee, is being honoured by Detroit’s own Wayne State University with a doctorate for his contributions to the arts as well as his commitment to the city.

He received the honour during the school’s commencement ceremony this morning and below you can see some of the snaps from Dr. White’s ceremony.

Head to Wayne State Instagram for some brilliant images

A press release said: “On Friday, May 3, during the 9 a.m. ceremony, White will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree for his dedication to Detroit and significant contributions to the arts as one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past two decades.

Born and raised in southwest Detroit, White graduated from Cass Technical High School, worked as an upholsterer and played in underground bands before founding The White Stripes, a garage rock duo that revolutionized music. White has won 12 Grammy Awards, and all three of his solo albums have reached number one on Billboard charts. Rolling Stone recognized him as one of ‘The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.’ He has collaborated with Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and Beyoncé, to name a few.”