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.


479 Pieces

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Johnny Cash is known for having recorded albums in prison, four to be exact. That got us thinking. How many other artists recorded albums during ...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A music trademark? Can you even do that? Should it not be a copyright? Well, yes and no. Taylor Swift and Beyonce are trademarking their lyrics...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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There are so many stories in the world of radio about a rogue DJ barricading himself in the studio and playing the same song again and again. But....

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Devo and a long list of other musicians have sold their music catalog to a music investment company. ...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Here is the second part of our look at the anniversaries of 2021. We do every 10 years going back from the new year. This week, we will discuss e...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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To start every year, we look back every ten years to find out what will be the anniversaries for this new year. In this show we'll start all the w...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The final Rock School show of every year is dedicated to those who left us that year. The year 2020 is a bit different as we dealt with a virus. ...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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For this show, we stopped by a lot of the This Day In History websites and looked for events in music that, say it with me, happened on Christmas d...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week is our first of two Christmas shows this year. Everybody has a Christmas list so we're doing a Christmas list show. Top songs. Biggest...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Author Tim English joins us this week to discuss his latest book, Lennon. 1980 Playlist. It's a deep dive into the music, the concerts, the videos...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The this year's feat, we'll talk rock stars and pop stars who have invested their hard-earned money into the food biz. We've got all their menus a...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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It was this week back in 1989 that he Mtv show Unplugged debuted with Squeeze as the first guest. Since then it has gone through two runs on TV, s...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It was this week back in 1990 that Milli Vanilli were outed as a fake band, dancing while backup singers performed the music. How did we get there...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The first single to debut at number one was in September of 1995. Since then it's happening more and more, quicker and quicker. Why is that? Wha...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It is easy to pick out the bands that lean left. It is easy to pick out the bands that lean right. However, in this time of politics, what happen...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This is our Halloween show for 2020. We're going to list the last song rock stars played before passing away. It is a macabre topic but it is Hal...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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So many television series have ended and those endings have been connected to a song. In fact, of the top 10 most watched series finales, seven of...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Back in 1981, when the Stones toured on Tattoo You, they had what many believe to be the first sponsored tour. Jovan Must paid $1 million to put t...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 02:02:40
  • Purchases: 6
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This month is my 32nd wedding anniversaries so, just for fun, we'll play songs that are popular for anniversaries, tell you some odd trivia and jus...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It's my birthday this week. We went out to a chain restaurant and they sang their odd birthday song to me. I wondered why because Happy Birthday ...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5