Rock School

Series produced by KSLU

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Rock School is a weekly, insightful and energetic showcase of the music, history, laws and culture of rock-n-roll hosted by music historian Joe Burns , Ph.D. and his wife Tammy.

Rock School is a weekly, hour-long lecture by music historian, Dr. Joe Burns. No topic is off the table. In the over a decade the show has been on air, Rock School has talked about everything from simple music lists to music in society, the audio production side of the business and just about every legal area you can imagine.

Hosted by Dr. Joe Burns and his wife Tammy, Rock School is recorded and produced in Joe's home studio and sent out through Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA from the studios of KSLU public radio.


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This is our Halloween show for 2020. We're going to list the last song rock stars played before passing away. It is a macabre topic but it is Hal...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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So many television series have ended and those endings have been connected to a song. In fact, of the top 10 most watched series finales, seven of...

Bought by KWIT, WOUB, KSRQ, Harford Community Radio, and WNYO


  • Added: Oct 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Back in 1981, when the Stones toured on Tattoo You, they had what many believe to be the first sponsored tour. Jovan Must paid $1 million to put t...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 02:02:40
  • Purchases: 6
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This month is my 32nd wedding anniversaries so, just for fun, we'll play songs that are popular for anniversaries, tell you some odd trivia and jus...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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It's my birthday this week. We went out to a chain restaurant and they sang their odd birthday song to me. I wondered why because Happy Birthday ...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we'll speak to best-selling author Joel Miller about his book, "Memoir of a Roadie: Axl said I made a great cup of tea... Scott Weiland l...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, we'll talk to Jon Scott, author of the book, Tom Petty and Me. Jon was the driving force behind Tom Petty's career from the moment he f...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Author Alan Vanderburg talks with us this week about his book, EQ Killed the Radio Star. He believes he's found the reason why some bands break up...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we will speak with A&R man and now author Michael Alago to talk about his book, "I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. ...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The words libel and slander are thrown around a good bit without any knowledge of what they actually mean and what it takes for someone to be found...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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TikTok has signed a couple of major deals with music publishers and it looks like it will become the new favorite of those trying to get their tune...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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What do you know about Elvis' Graceland? Did he name it? Are you sure? What is the history of the house? Did you know Graceland was NOT his fir...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Remember Napster? Well, in July of 2001, it was finally shut down, at least the P2P version. But! Where did it come from? What does the name mean...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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In July of 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Did you know they had a cassette player on board? Most of you probably think David Bowie when you ...

Bought by WOUB, WYAP, KSRQ, KWIT, and KTRL


  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Back on July 13, 1985, Live Aid happened. How did it come to be? Was it a success? We'll tell you all about it.

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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A good many Blues and Jazz performers from the early 1900s died without a penny in the bank. They were indeed buried but without a headstone. Fut...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Casey Kasem's Top 40 debuted on a July the 4th. Since that's this week, here's a quick history of the show, the host changes and all the good stuf...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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You may know the lead singer or the band - but who's singing backup? Today we'll tell you some famous people who started as backup singers and the...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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One of the concerns about being a big rock star is that crazy fan. The stories of musicians having to take out a restraining order goes on forever...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Norman Pilcher was the head of a special drug task force in London in the later 60s. He's know for his big public drug busts of the biggest names ...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7