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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The first two shows of the year on Rock School are all about Anniversaries. We'll be hitting up some songs and events from 60-50-40-30.... years ag...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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With guest hosts Dan McCarthy, a plasma physicist, and Bill Robison, a historian, this week's Rock School will be focusing on the scholarly princip...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Not only is there good memorabilia, there is also bad memorabilia, AKA "crud." Among these "artifacts" are a wooden spoon signed by John Lennon and...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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On this week's Rock School, we'll be talking about the different kinds of music licensing being used in the world of advertisement and beyond. We'...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:05:44
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This week's Rock School show was basically already done for us! Since Dr. Burns is such a fan of the random, interesting, and amazing facts magazin...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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An exclusive interview with a famous cover band from New Orleans.

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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The title says it all! This week, we'll be taking a look at all the awesome rock stars who wrote soundtracks to many different movies.

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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What makes it possible for you to get the music you love, the money the record labels love, and the publicity that artists love? Contracts, of cour...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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We all know rock stars can't just be themselves ALL the time, so it's only natural they use a pseudonym. Let's listen to L'angelo Misterioso (Georg...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Chords, chords, and more chords. That's what makes Rock music so flippin' awesome to listen to. We'll be taking a look at famous chords used on var...

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  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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This week's Rock School will be all about documentaries pertaining to rock bands. We'll be discussing and analyzing many different "Rockumentaries"...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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So what does make a song a hit? Dr. Burns and Beth West along with special guests, Father Cayet Mangiaracina - co-author of Hello Mary Lou, Paul Sa...

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  • Added: May 01, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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We've discussed rockumentaries before on Rock School, but this week, we'll be talking about rock star autobiographies. Every artist we'll be talkin...

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  • Added: May 01, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Dr. Burns was nice enough to make a list of the top 25 selling after-death rock artists. We'll also be featuring some awesome music from these dead...

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  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Dr. Burns is back with even more awesome music trivia. This week we'll be discussing the highest attended rock concerts of all time, and why so man...

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  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Even though we are broadcasting from Louisiana, today we are all "Bostonians"! We got "Boston Bill" (Bill Robison) to add to the big Boston show, a...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Money, money, money, money! The best way for artists to bring in the dough today is to take the show on the road. This week we follow our Highest...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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iTunes celebrated its 10 year anniversary April 28th, 2013. The Apple music service unquestionably revolutionized the way we buy, store and play a...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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What about the brothers and sisters of famous rock stars? Did they inherit the talent too? Was it dumb luck that their siblings became famous? W...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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The OPEC Oil Embargo was responsible for not only bringing our cars to a halt, but its impact was even felt throughout the music industry. This epi...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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