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A lack of qualifications hasn't hampered these rock legends...
1: The Arctic Monkeys frontman deferred college for a year to concentrate on music. He was due to study English at Manchester Uni, but the meteoric rise of the Monkeys got in the way. Photo: PA
2: Then just Charles Thompson, the future frontman with the Pixies majored in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts. His time there was immortalised in the Pixies song U-Mass, and it was here that he met guitarist Joey Santiago. In 1986 he made a decision to drop out of college and either go to New Zealand to see Halley's Comet, or start a band. Thankfully, he chose the latter. Photo: PA
3: The Followill clan were taught at home by their mother, while their father travelled up and down the country preaching. Nathan and Caleb moved to Nashville in the late 1990s and started to get serious about their music. Photo: PA
4: Even at school, The Grohlmeister was something of a talented sticksman - he was already playing with hardcore acts like Freak Baby and Dain Bramage before dropping out of high school. "I was seventeen and extremely anxious to see the world, so I did it," he later said. Photo: PA
5: Although Byrne eventually became the poster boy of geek chic, he actually dropped out of the Maryland Institue College of Art to form a band with future Talking Heads drummmer Chris Frantz. Photo: PA
6: Despite struggling with dyslexia, Flo did well academically and studied at the Camberwell College of Arts for a time. However, her interest in music got the better of her and she soon dropped out.
7: The future Beatle failed all his 'O' levels, but managed to blag a place at the Liverpool Art College. However, rock 'n' roll took over his life and he was thrown out before the end of his final year. Superstardom was to follow (eventually). Photo: Getty
8: The Rolling Stones frontman showed academic promise and attended the prestigious London School Of Economics. However, the lure of rhythm and blues was too great and he never finished his business studies - although the success of Stones merchandise means some of those classes must have rubbed off. Photo: Getty
9: The Oasis man, now solo artist, left school and took several jobs in construction, before becoming a roadie for Inspiral Carpets, featuring our very own Clint Boon. Photo: PA
10: Notching up four 'A' levels (two of which were As!), the Libertine attended Queen Mary, University of London to study English Literature, but quit during the first year. Photo: PA