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.


634 Pieces

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Everything you always wanted to know about Todd Rundgren... and some things you didn't want to know. This episode tracks the history, showcases th...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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One of the most memorable things about a concert is the opening act. Some can be great, while others can be quite the contrary. This week on Rock...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Bringing listeners back to historic rock moments with clips of breaking media coverage...again!

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Did you know Sheryl Crow, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey all got their starts from singing backup? In fact, a lot more artists than you think be...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Have you ever heard a Phase or Flange? Once you hear it, you might recognize it, but can you tell the difference between Phase and Flange? This wee...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It's the Thanksgiving show! What do different states eat for Thanksgiving? Everyone thinks their food is normal, but the differences between what s...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Join Dr. Joseph Burns as he runs a solo show this week. After taking an online quiz about what a list of songs have in common, Joe Burns decides t...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It's a mighty quick tour of the rock music from Australia. From the earliest history of Australian rock n roll to Midnight Oil to Jet, Rock School...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 2
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Features Christmas music from the legendary Stax Records.

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Music and trivia from the musicians that died in 2013.

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A celebration of momentous events in rock history.

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A celebration of momentous events in rock history - part 2.

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2014
  • Length: 58:51
  • Purchases: 2
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This week's show is a discussion of concert merchandise sales: how much does it cost; is it profitable for the band; has it lost its cache?

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What is the machine behind the television show Glee and the popular reality singing shows? This episode explores what it takes to get your song on...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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From the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show through Herman's Hermits chart toppers, this week we explore the beginning of the British Invasion of Amer...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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From the start of split opinions to The Monkees, this week we explore the pinnacle of the British Invasion of American music.

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Several rock acts have traveled the world to perform for fans one last time. Then they did it again, and again, and once again. This week we look...

Bought by KSKQ, KFOK-LPFM, and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week we look at Pandora Internet Radio, covering the Music Genome Project, how Pandora works, its history, and the money it pays out.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, Aspen Public Radio, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Rockers live to perform. However, sometimes things go horribly wrong. This week Rock School explores the worst gigs in rock history. From broken...

Bought by KWIT, KFOK-LPFM, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It's an hour of singles that bankrolled comfortable lifestyles for their creators. We explore what it takes and who was able to write music that p...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3