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.


630 Pieces

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This week back in 1958 Elvis went to the Memphis Draft Board and signs up for the Army turning down the chance to work for Special Services. From ...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week back in 1992 Bruce Springsteen released two albums on the same day, March 31. Has this happened before or since? We have a list for you.

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Arianna Grande is upset with her fans for deciphering her latest album and then punishing those they feel have harmed the singer. She said she mig...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Usually we do not get the opportunity to offer updates to stories we cover on the show. Until now. Here are updates to ten of the bigger music st...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Now that Beyonce has put out a country album, many are praising her for changing music genres. However artists have been doing it all long. Here ...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Michael Jackson's son Blanket is suing his grandmother over her spending the family inheritance on legal fees. It is only one of many families who...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Back on March 8 a college student named Riley Strain left the Luke's 32 Bridge bar in Nashville. His body was found approximately two weeks later....

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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You have probably heard musicians say they hear or were given their song in a dream. It has happened so often that we have a long list for you thi...

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  • Added: May 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The streaming services are not under the 1st Amendment thus they can silence and artist by taking down their music. Should they? We have examples...

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  • Added: May 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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There have only been 44 songs that have sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks or more. We have the list. What is most fun is coming across...

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  • Added: May 19, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5