These nine rockers won’t just school you on the concert stage, they’ll school you in the classroom, as well.

If you ever come across any of these 9 Super-Genius Rockers Who Have PhDs, you’d better call them Doctor. A surprising number of scholars come from the world of punk rock. Bad Religion vocalist Greg Graffin, for instance, had a PhD in Zoology. The dude hasn’t just studied science — he teaches it. Dr. Graffin is a professor in UCLA’s Geology apartment and he’s got stellar reviews on

Perhaps the most surprising entrant on this list of scholars is Michael Starr from Steel Panther. Though he portrays a convincing hair-metal doofus onstage and through his lyrics, the singer actually holds a PhD in English Literature. No wonder those puns are so brilliantly woven!

Rock music even has a pair of entertainers who are legit geniuses in the field of Physics. Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has a PhD in Astrophysics! He’s even buddies with revolutionary genius Stephen Hawking. As for the other physicist, you’ll have to watch our Loud List to find out who it is.

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