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Clem Burke Receives Honorary Doctorate

Clem Burke

I can’t wait to see Clem Burke throw his graduation cap in the air, now that Blondie’s veteran drummer has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from England’s University Of Gloucestershire.

Burke was recognized for his “groundbreaking work with students” during The Clem Burke Drumming Project, a study conducted by the school in 2008 to determine the physical and psychological effects of drumming.

The results were nothing short of spectacular, concluding that a regular regimen of drumming could lead to a heart rate equivalent to a professional athlete’s. “It is truly a great honor and I accept this award on behalf of my brother drummers everywhere in the world,” Dr. Burke said.

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