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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This week we sit down and talk about composing music for movies, television, and documentaries with one of the best in the industry - William Fritch.

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Here are the top 100 songs of all time from Billboard.

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Hear how Louisiana celebrates Christmas through the state’s music.

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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It was a pretty tough year for rock n roll. This week we salute the rock legends we lost in 2016.

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It was a pretty tough year for rock n roll. This week we salute the rock legends we lost in 2016...pt 2.

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Hear what happened this week in rock-n-roll history to lay the groundwork for today's musical landscape.

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Hear what happened this week in rock-n-roll history to lay the groundwork for today's musical landscape.

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Learn who is and who isn't playing at the Trump inauguration.

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Learn who has an had not accepted knighthood from the Queen.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we delve into Plan B of the Grammys. What is Plan B? Learn what it is and much more in this episode.

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Find out exactly how much money famous composers make in this week's episode.

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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There's a new performance rights organization named Global Music Rights. This week we learn everything we need to know about the new group and its...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This show tackles the notion that music has no intrinsic financial value and the majority of listeners are not paying for it.

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Everything you need to know about the song Louie Louie.

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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It's mighty important to take care of your hands if you're a guitarist. Here are a few stories of those who didn't.

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we explore the three concerts that led to the Punk Rock movement.

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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These are the albums that sold more than 10 million copies.

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Successful bands that put out one album then called it a wrap.

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week Rock School celebrates 10 years on the air. We give our predictions for what the next 10 years will sound like.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we find out what why so many musicians and performers set up residency in Las Vegas. Hint: Big buckets of bucks!

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6