Academia isn't the first word that springs to mind when talking about rock stars.
You're more likely to think of Ozzy Osbourne staggering about his mansion calling `Sharon!' than images of graduation gowns.
But with the release of Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975), by music journalist Ken Sharp, writing with band members Gene Simmons and lead singer Paul Stanley, it's a reminder about some very intelligent musicians out there.
Simmons, who speaks five languages - Turkish, Hungarian, Hebrew, Spanish and English - also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education.
But he's not the only rock star to earn his stripes on the stage and in the classroom.
Here's five other very brainy rock stars you might not have known about:
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