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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On this week's Rock School we'll be "celebrating" the deaths of those musicians who left us with great contributions to the music world. Macabre in...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 09, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week's Rock School is all about one album: "A Christmas Present for You" from Phil Spector. We'll play songs from the album, learn about the l...

Bought by WGZS


  • Added: Jan 01, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When a band rejects a song by a songwriter, many times that same song gets pick up by another band and becomes a hit. Find out what groups these so...

Bought by KPVL and KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 18, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This will be Chad's last show with us. He got to pick the topic, and he got to be the star (as hard as it was for Dr. Joe). We'll be missing him as...

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Dec 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Talk about "performance art," Punk Rock has notoriously been a genre for those creepy artists who mutilate themselves and cause themselves pain for...

Bought by KMUD and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 28, 2012
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 2
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1978 is an important year for rock. Why? because this upcoming January, a lot of artists should be getting the rights to their own music following ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Well, the time has come again where we get to cast out votes for the next president. This week we'll hear campaign songs and songs written for cert...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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This Halloween, we'll be talking all about the greatest makeup and mask donning bands in history. What's so brilliant about makeup? Find out on thi...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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Drummers can be rich too! Even though drummers don't get the same attention as the singers and guitarists, there are still many ways drummers can m...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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"Snarky" in nature, this week's show exposes the posers who pretend to listen to certain artists, but in the comfort of their own car might listen ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 24, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Catch Olympic Fever with Dr. Burns and Chad P. as this week's show features music and facts relating to the Olympics.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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This week's show covers album art removed from shelves.

Bought by KSRQ and Panhandle Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Find out what songs were attached records attached to the two Voyager probes and are now on their way out of the galaxy.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This episode features songs that get stuck in your head all too easily.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Everybody knows who played at Woodstock, but this week's show features artists who declined the invite to play.

Bought by WLPR , Indie3 Radio, KUPR low power FM, WJFF, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Show includes information on a bevy of your favorite rock stars who found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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Songs that get turned into interrogation music.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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School is back in session, and we're not just talking about Rock School.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Grunge, a genre so very much loved by 80's kids, hated by 80's parents, boring to today's kids, loved by today's parent's. It's music that hallmark...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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Miranda Grosverner, "The Muse of the Stars," a woman who does not exist was written of, spoken of, and sung about by many famous people in many gen...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:01