The Eagles honoured by music school

Iconic rockers The Eagles are to receive honorary degrees from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music.

The US music school, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has awarded honorary doctorates to influential musical figures for over 40 years, with past recipients including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

This year's honourees are the Hotel California stars, as well as bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

They will receive their degrees at a ceremony on 12 May at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.