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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Here is our second Halloween show. Many musicians and celebrities have been buried with some rather interesting items. We have a rather long list...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week is an interview with authors Mark Davidson and Parker Fishel about their new book, Bob Dylan: Mixing up the Medicine. I ask them about t...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Can you give yourself a nickname? Michael Jackson wrote a letter to Mtv this week in 1991 that asked them to call him The King of Pop. Some did m...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
LSD
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week in 1938, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann invented LSD. It became a force in the 60s and gave us a new genre of music. Psychedelic.

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Let's talk turkey. This is our Thanksgiving show.

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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The Beatles released a song with John Lennon which is mainly AI. People love it but is it a good thing? AI is being used more than you might thin...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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With Beyonce and Taylor Swift setting records with their two new concert films, we decided to offer up some other concert films for you to enjoy th...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Not even Christmas gets away from the law. We begin with Mariah Carey being sued again for All I Want For Christmas is You and go from there.

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Every year, we take the final show and say a thank you and raise a glass to the musicians who passed. This is that show.

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  • Added: Dec 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This is our yearly start to the new year. We go back 10 years again and again as far back as we can go and tell you the music anniversaries that w...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Here is the second show listing the anniversaries in the music world that will be coming up during this new year, 2024.

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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2024 is a year of many anniversaries and one big birthday. The Fender Stratocaster is 70 years old. We will look at the history and why it contin...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week we speak with author Darren Paltrowitz about his new work, DLR Book, How David Lee Roth Changed the World.

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Yes, we are a little late with the topic but here are some of the big predictions found around the internet discussing 2024 and the future of music.

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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There is a portion of Copyright law that is starting to come due. It states that if 35 years pass that you can petition for your copyright to be r...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week back in 1981, Rush released Tom Sawyer and all anyone could talk about was Neil Peart's drum work. For fun, I asked the internet for oth...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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There are a lot of bands that have not had a number one hit. What is interesting is how close some bands came without ever hitting the top. We ha...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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It only comes around every four years so we need to do something with Leap Year day February 29. Here is our take.

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6