Blondie star Clem Burke is to be honoured with a doctorate at the University of Gloucestershire in England.
The Tide is High drummer will jet to Britain at the end of the month (30Jul11) to accept his award at a graduation ceremony.
He launched the Clem Burke Drumming Project in 2008 to research the physical and psychological affects of the practice.
His work with students has been feted by university officials as "groundbreaking".
He says, "It is truly a great honour."