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.


638 Pieces

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On this episode of Rock School, we are gonna talk about a new study done by the New York Attorney General to explain why you can't get tickets to t...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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You know how guys write songs about women, but do you know that a lot of women have wrote music about men? We are gonna talk about a few of them an...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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What do you know about the 5th Beatle? The fifth Beatle was George Martin, the producer for the band. We are gonna tell you about his life, his bac...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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For this episode of Rock School, we will discuss St. Paddy's Day. No, it is not St.Patrick's Day. We are gonna tell you all about the holiday and p...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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On this episode, we will discuss the rules of bringing instruments on airplanes and the problems that musicians have had with bringing their instr...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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The Rolling Stones have just recently played in Havana, Cuba, but they aren't the first band that have broken into Communist countries. Find out wh...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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You may have heard the story that Michael Jackson messed over Paul McCartney by buying all of the Beatles songs right from under him. That may not ...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Rock School is celebrating its 9th year on the air. Each anniversary, we do a show suggested by a listener and so we are going to do the history of...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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We are gonna go back to the life of Frank Sinatra Jr. who died last year. Did you know that he was once kidnapped? This got us thinking if any othe...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Did you know that Led Zeppelin is going to court May 10th? Apparently the estate of Randy California, the lead guitarist of Spirit, wrote a song ca...

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  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Can you find a jukebox anymore? Do they still work? We are gonna talk about the history of the jukebox and remember a time when all you needed was ...

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  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Some of rock's most famous guitars can pull in some serious coin. This week we take a look at some of the astronomical prices of legendary guitars.

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  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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The EuroVision Song Contest is the biggest performance contest in the world, and is barely known in the US. Here's a full hour of background, info...

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  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
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We've lost some legends of music so far in 2016 (i.e. Glenn Frey, Natalie Cole, Prince). However, statistically speaking, it ain't that bad. This...

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  • Added: May 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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These songs were banned on the airwaves in Russia back in the midst of the cold war. Find out why...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This week's show is about musicians who sound like others...so much so that they're often confused.

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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The next frontier of music litigation is Youtube. This week we delve into the legalities, logistics, and levity of posting music on Youtube.

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Listen to these tunes to have a better time at work...based off a recent article in The Telegraph UK.

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week spotlights bands which brought in outside musicians for a stint then sent them back from whence they came.

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Renoff tells how Van Halen, a Southern California party band, saved heavy metal.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4