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Muse Awarded Honorary Degrees
The Quietus , September 30th, 2008 10:59

Band recognised by the University of Plymouth

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West Country Boys Muse have been given honorary degrees by the University of Plymouth. The trio were bestowed with an honorary Doctorate of the Arts at the University's annual graduation ceremony.

According to local newsheet The Herald, Muse wore robes and mortar boards at the bash, and came across as pleased as punch at the honour.

"I'm pretty sure we're not worthy," Matt Bellamy told the newspaper. "It's nice to be part of something down here in the West Country. We never went to university so it really means a lot to us." He went on to make the unfunny uncle joke of all recipients of honorary doctorates everywhere: "Maybe now we can go around describing ourselves as doctors."

Bassist Chris Wolstenholme chipped in to say, "It is great, it's an honour really. For us to have a degree or a doctorate is quite funny really", while Dom Howard said "Admittedly it's a bit different from the Kerrang! awards. It's definitely very strange. It's kind of hard to get your head around. Any excuse for us to dress up in funny clothes and we're there."

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