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.


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This week we are going to to talk about some of the golden days in music video. Many well known stars got their start in a big music videos. We h...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Earlier this year, we did a shows on the topics of folk songs and while researching that show, we found a lot of songs outside the folk genre that ...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The FreeBritney movement has been active lately calling for the singer to be free of her father. But should she be? Why was she put under a conse...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, we're not talking about songs that were featured in movies, rather, songs that were written because a movie the artist saw, prompted it,...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, we will tell you the story behind some of the best known band logos. From Dancing Bears to the Van Halen wings belonging to someone els...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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What is the future of music? Could it be music made only for you, by a computer that knows and monitors you? THat way it plays you the exact musi...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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In the 90s, Biz Markie was a popular rapper with a top 10 hit. Then he used the song Alone Again by Gilbert OSullivan. He was sued not only for c...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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You have heard of the KISS Army, right? That what KISS fans call themselves. But did you know that other bands and musicians also have nicknames ...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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If you have ever posted content to YouTube that contains music, there is a good chance you've had a ContentID interaction. You could have received...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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All too often, when a concert is poorly attended, it is made fun of. However, used correctly, it can be a learning experience to work on your perf...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we speak with author Jim Curtis about his new book, Decoding Dylan Making Sense of the Songs That Changed Modern Culture. Curtis is an a...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Elvis. Michael Jackson. Tupac. Many believe these people are still alive but faked their death. What is better is that of all the musicians we ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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It seems that music companies are going out of their way to not pay their performers. The Black Box is a nickname given to a fund of royalties tha...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Last month, two major concert promotors stated their venues and concerts by their artists will be for those who are vaccinated only. This command ...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The baby on the cover of the Nirvana Nevermind album is now 30 years old and he is suing everyone involved in the album for pornography even though...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The tour bus is the main form of transportation for bands. To that end accidents can happen. On the show Tammy and I will relate a list of tour b...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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I want to play a game. No. Really. I want to play a game. I have ten monsters. I will say the monster and you tell me what song comes to your ...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Spotify is the top streaming service so it is where musicians go to be discovered. The only way to succeed is to be streamed. What people are fin...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, we speak with photographer Curt Angeledes about his new book, Go For Broke, Volume One. Curt has been following and taking pictures of ...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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I have said many times on the show that titles are not copyrighted. You could write a song titled Stairway to Heaven. Well it looks like someone ...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6