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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The Mercury Prize has earned a reputation for honoring musicians based on their talent and not necessarily their success or popularity. This episo...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Every item on the concert stage has a history to it, from microphones to fog machines to lasers and the musical instruments. This series tackles s...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Every item on the concert stage has a history to it, from microphones to fog machines to lasers and the instruments. This series tackles said hist...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Every item on the concert stage has a history to it, from microphones to fog machines to lasers and the instruments. This series tackles said hist...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Every item on the concert stage has a history to it, from microphones to fog machines to lasers and the instruments. This series tackles said hist...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Is Frank Zappa's father Mr. Green Jeans? How'd David Bowie's eye get a funny color? Michael Jackson bought The Elephant Man's bones? Where'd Geo...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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It's the ups, downs, ins and outs of the record company started by Neil Bogart on this episode of Rock School. Bogart grabbed three colleagues, a w...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we cover some of the best known myths in rock and roll history and try to set the record straight. It's the truth behind the death of Si...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sometimes Rock hurts. This episode explores the stories of popular rockers' most painful moments off stage. From exploding veins to broken legs t...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Laws that are in place because of concert mishaps.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 09, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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The Star Club was a music venue in Hamburg, Germany, best known as the club where The Beatles cut their teeth. This week we get a glimpse into the...

Bought by KSRQ and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Aug 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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An exploration of the fee structure, history, success, facts, figures and alleged finagling of the ubiquitous American ticket company.

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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The story behind the producer with the Midas Touch. "Mutt" Lange not only produced huge hits for A/C D/C, Foreigner and Def Leppard, but he also c...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Austin City Limits but were afraid to ask. Covers how each show is produced, who gets selected to play, w...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The whammy bar, the vibrato bar, the dive bar, it has lots of names and a long history in the world of guitars. Find out where it came from, who in...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The two daily news providers are on strike in Detroit and Barry Kramer and Tony Reay see the opportunity of a lifetime to start their own magazine....

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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When it comes to deciding if one band is better than another, there is always disagreement. Joe Burns and Beth West took the most prominent argumen...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Usually when a woman is in a band she is singing or playing an instrument that society has deemed a "woman's" instrument. Very seldom do we see a f...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This show features music related to the Charles Manson murders. Manson was convinced that The Beatles were speaking to him through their music, ur...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Dr. Joseph Burns and guest Steve Schepker talk about roadies. Steve Schepker talks about past experience of being a roadie himself. The music range...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1