The Offspring’s Dexter Holland gave a commencement address at a school of medicine

And why not? He has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and is an actual HIV researcher. Nice to know that Dexter has something to fall back on in case the band thing doesn’t work out.

Here’s his commencement speech to the graduates from the Keck School of Medicine at USC. It contains a cool story about the song “Come Out and Play,” too.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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