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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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Soft, 70s and 80s rock has been given the nickname Yacht Rock. Where did it come from and how does Van Halen figure into it? We will tell you all...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week in history, Jimi Hendrix played a concert and RF traffic came through his amplifier. It was his single coil pickups and being too close ...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Pollstar has released their yearly mid year report on live music and the results are good. People are going out and spending money. The one downs...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week back in 1988 Cher's Believe was released and the effect introduced everyone to Auto Tune. We will talk about the effect's history, how ...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Elvis was not always buried on the Graceland property. After an attempted grave robbing, he was moved there. In fact, many musicians' graves have...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Can a song make a person do something awful? Many believe it can. In fact, there have been multiple court cases where a song was brought into evi...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week is an interview with Bobby McDaniel, one of the first people to arrive and assist in the crash of the Lynyrd Skynyrd airplane, October 20...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Audius is maybe the future of music and streaming. All posts and plays are counted through a crypto blockchain so the artists are paid directly. ...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This is our Halloween show. For an hour, we will offer up songs that were written for someone who died. Not much more to it than that.

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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It seems to be a badge of honor, especially in the rock and blues and country genres to proclaim your are self taught in music. It suggests you ar...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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With this week being the midterm elections, Let's talk about musicians who became politicians.

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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It came up on our bottom of the hour calendar that three world records were set this week so we began looking for other Musicians world records. T...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This is our annual Thanksgiving show. This year we'll play artists who contributed recipes to the book Eat Like a Rock Star. We will also talk tu...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week marks the anniversary of Aerosmith appearing on The Simpsons. While they weren't the first band to guest on the Simpsons, they were the ...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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There are three rather interesting copyright concerns that the government will need to deal with in 2023. Copyright and Artificial intelligence, t...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Here is our first of two Christmas shows this year. Songs from Christmas movies. It's all opinion so please offer yours. Here are a few we like....

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Why do people choose to perform certain songs during Christmas. I would argue that often it's because the song is not under copyright. Many of yo...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This is our yearly end of the year show tipping the hat to musicians who passed. Here is our list of players who died in 2022.

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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To start each year, Rock School goes back every ten years to find out what this new year will be the anniversary for. We have a nice long list goi...

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This is the second of a pair of shows where we look at what musical event anniversaries 2023 will bring. It's a good many.

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7