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.


545 Pieces

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Elvis was not always buried on the Graceland property. After an attempted grave robbing, he was moved there. In fact, many musicians' graves have...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week back in 1988 Cher's Believe was released and the effect introduced everyone to Auto Tune. We will talk about the effect's history, how ...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Pollstar has released their yearly mid year report on live music and the results are good. People are going out and spending money. The one downs...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week in history, Jimi Hendrix played a concert and RF traffic came through his amplifier. It was his single coil pickups and being too close ...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Soft, 70s and 80s rock has been given the nickname Yacht Rock. Where did it come from and how does Van Halen figure into it? We will tell you all...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Once again, another site has come up with another top guitar riffs list. Instead of just reading that one, we compiled ten lists from ten places. ...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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What was the first stadium concert? Beatles? Are you sure? Stadium concerts are becoming more common because of both financial decisions and an ...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Maybe there is life out there. Maybe UFOs have visited us. The government is even admitting there is a pretty good chance. However, many musicia...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Now and again, an older song will be picked up in a television show and break back on the charts for a whole new generation. Stranger Things has d...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Now and again, two music artists from seemingly opposite ends of the musical spectrum get together and create a hit. But how did they get togethe...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Inflation is high, not only here but around the world. While we may not know exactly how to solve inflation, but what we do know is that it's havi...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Do you remember the 21st of September? You know that date means nothing, right? It fit in the beat of the song. However, there are many songs wi...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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A month, or so, back, the Chicks walked off stage because the lead singer wasn't able to continue due to allergies. This happens more than you mig...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Interpolation in music is a simple, specific thing. Instead of sampling a piece of music, taking the actual song, Interpolation, is reperforming t...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Caruso Sauce. Paganini’s Ravioli. Bizet Cake. Drinks. Sandwiches. Food trucks. It's amazing how many food and food-related items are named af...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, we will speak with author Christy Alexander Hallberg about her new book Searching for Jimmy Page.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has well passed 100 days. To hurt Russia for its actions, businesses have pulled out of the country. That means a...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, back in 1979, Fleetwood Mac recorded the Trojan Marching Band for their song Tusk. That started us wondering. Are there other pop and ...

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  • Added: May 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Donald Trump hosted the Celebrity Apprentice six times and then Arnold took over for a season. Believe it or not, musicians played a big part in t...

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  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Less than 3 percent of people 18 to 40 watched the Grammys. Furthermore, according to Spotify, the top 200 new songs playlist is responsible for l...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8