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Duff McKagan receives high school diploma

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Musician Duff McKagan of Loaded performs onstage during the 8th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit at Club Nokia on May 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The MusiCares MAP Fund benefit raises resources for the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment. More information at musicares.org. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
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Duff McKagan performs onstage during the 8th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit on May 31, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS News) Rocker Duff McKagan received an honorary diploma last week, from the high school he dropped out of decades before.

"Finally got my High School diploma today," the former Guns N' Roses bassist tweeted on June 19, joking that he did the "not-so-popular 48year plan."

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McKagan, 48, left Seattle's Roosevelt High School in the 10th grade, according to SFGate.com, and went on to earn his GED. He was awarded the honorary degree after speaking to the class of 2012 at the school's graduation ceremony, the report says.

Fellow rocker Joe Perry also took to Twitter to congratulate McKean on getting his degree.

The Aerosmith guitarist wrote, "Congratulations to @DuffMcKagan from me and [wife] @BilliePerry on your long awaited Diploma."