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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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Here's Joe's research of stuff that was supposed to happen, but didn't.

Bought by WOUB, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we spotlight the supergroups that almost happened.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we tackle the topic of making a buck versus selling out in the rock industry.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, KSRQ, and 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Here is a list of bands who were named after less prominent band members.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, and KSRQ


  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's the artist that makes the music great rather than the instrument.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It's an exploration of digital compression this week on Rock School.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Here are the top songs in the world... and you probably have never heard of them.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we discuss the often quixotic part of great music, the melody.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, WYAP, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Here are several celebrities that put out albums, and several are pretty darn good.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Simply a good reason to play UFO rock tunes.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we talk about how much we want computers to take over music creation.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, KSRQ, and 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT


  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week we speak with the person who discovered Rush.

Bought by Radio Catskill, KSKQ, WOUB, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Learn 11 facts you may not know about Sgt. Peppers.

Bought by KSKQ, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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All you need to know about being a wedding DJ.

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


  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Hear the story of managing Van Halen from the man himself.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, WYAP, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Meet one of the insiders from the 70s Miami music scene.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, WYAP, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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There's a strong argument that 1969 was the best year for albums. Here's our evidence.

Bought by KSKQ, 89.1 Trapper Radio KNWT, WOUB, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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There's a strong argument that 1969 was the best year for albums. Here's more evidence.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The popularity and appeal of the electric guitar has been on the decline for a while. This week we find out why.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, KSRQ, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week we discuss the curation of rock music from an AI perspective.

Bought by KSKQ, KKWE Niijii Radio, WOUB, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5