Judas Priest Guitarist Andy Sneap Receives Honorary Masters Degree

July 23, 2019

Before he was filling in on guitar for Glenn Tipton in Judas Priest, Andy Sneap had the honor of producing the band's latest album, Firepower. But following graduation week, the musician can add a masters degree from Derby University under his list of honors.

Not only did the university grant Sneap the degree due to his contributions to the rock music industry, he also received it on his 50th birthday (July 18th).

"Thank you for all the birthday messages, very kind. It was a very different day as some of you may have seen. I was made an honorary master of the universe by the lovely folk at Derby university," Sneap wrote on his Facebook page. "I would like to point out this does not make me Dr. Sneap as Rob Halford seems to have renamed me, although I fear this title will now stick with me for the foreseeable future."

Check out Sneap's speech below at the 44-minute mark: