Published Oct 13, 2009Besides the long-overdue Pulp reissues we learned about last week, it's been revealed that Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker will be receiving an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in November.
Cocker has a long-standing relationship with the school. In an interview with Uncut [via Clash Music], he explains, "Sheffield Hallam started my career in two ways - firstly as a musician because John Peel 'discovered' us at Sheffield Polytechnic, and then as an artist."
Besides all of this history celebrating, Cocker is also continuing his winning streak with new solo material. And if you're excited for his contributions to Wes Anderson's upcoming Fantastic Mr. Fox film, you can hear a clip of his banjo-laden "Petey's Song" here.