‘Kiss’ that doctorate hello

Guitarist icon awarded honorary degree


ON STAGE ONCE AGAIN—Lake Sherwood resident and Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer gives the commencement speech to the graduating class at Pacific University in Oregon last month. The university awarded the 57-year-old musician with an honorary degree in humane letters. Courtesy photo

There are many variations on the road to rock ’n’ roll success, and as any high school guitar slinger will attest, that road rarely involves higher education.

But sometimes it does.

Kiss rock band guitarist Tommy...

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