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.


626 Pieces

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Joey Sykes, guitarist for The Babys, tells what it's like to be a professional musician and some secrets about the music industry.

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we feature one of the legends who worked in one of the top markets in the 80's as he discusses the hey days of radio and the changes in t...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week Greg Rich talks shop, advancements, and what makes a guitar sound the way it does.

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It's a showcase of odd, weird, and bizarre covers of classic rock songs.

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we feature flaws in biopics of rock legends. Yeah, it's petty, but it's still a bunch of fun!

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's another week featuring the flaws and flubs found in rock star films.

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week it's all about encores that follow the main performances.

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In honor of Suicide Prevention Day, Rock School discusses suicide throughout the music industry.

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Meet the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in the United States who happened to be one of the most successful music producers of all time.

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we discover how K-Tel managed to sell albums stacked with hits for so little.

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we find out what rock stars historians will remember 300 years from now.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Today's hits are inevitably stolen gems from the past.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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What does it take to get banned from an entire country? Find out in this week's episode.

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Everything you need to know about the Department of Justice's ruling in August on how songwriters and performers are paid.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Empirical evidence shows that these songs are the happiest song in the world.

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week it's simply a show dedicated to the lighter side of Halloween...candy, costumes, and cauldrons.

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The stories behind the songs candidates used during their campaigns.

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we celebrate the 500th episode of Rock School with lists of the top 500 songs in rock and roll.

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Learn how Nickelback caught the ire of the entire world.

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Here's a bunch of songs about thanks and turkeys and giving and stuff[ing].

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6