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Tyneside singing legend Brian Johnson has received an honorary degree in music from Northumbria University. The AC/DC frontman - born and raised in Dunston - said: "Its a wonderful thing to be recognised this way. I'm so proud and honoured." Brian, who lives in Florida these days, is about to take AC/DC back on the road after the band completed their 15th studio album. He added: "I know you are not supposed to shout about this kind of thing but when I get bac...

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