Rock-country super-group Eagles will receive honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music in Boston on May 12th, at the school's annual commencement.
The college will present each of the honourees with a degree at the May 12 commencement ceremony at Boston University's 7,000-seat Agganis Arena.
As is tradition, in a private ceremony at the Agganis on commencement eve, Berklee students will pay tribute to the honourees by performing music, associated with their careers.
Honorary doctorate recipients are recognized for achievements and influence in music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture.
Berklee College of Music has been honouring musicians since 1971, with Duke Ellington the first to receive the honour. Others who have been honoured include Smokey Robinson, Steven Tyler, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Bonnie Raitt.