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.


638 Pieces

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Some guitars are lucky enough to be traded back and forth among legendary rock musicians. These are their stories...

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, KPVL, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ben Stein is a huge rock n roll fan. This week we hear what he has to say about the impact music has had on the world.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KPVL, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we explore how hearing a certain song brings back memories of a particular time and place.

Bought by KRZA, WKCC, WOUB, KSKQ, KPVL and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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According to Rolling Stone magazine, this is the list of the top selling double albums in rock history.

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, KPVL, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's an hour of music played at the funerals of rock stars. Yeah, it's kind of macabre, but it's worth a listen!

Bought by KZYX, KSKQ, WOUB, KPVL, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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We're putting together the best band imaginary money can buy. It's Rock School's version of fantasy football...only with legends of rock.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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These are the richest people currently in the music industry according to Forbes magazine.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KPVL, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The final episode of a 3-part series spotlighting this summer's concerts. We'll tell you who they are, where they're playing, what's on the set li...

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KPVL, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The second in a 3-part series of concerts happening this summer. We'll tell you who they are, where they're playing, and what's on the set list.

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The first in a 3-part series of concerts happening this summer. We'll tell you who they are, where they're playing, and what's on the set list.

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, KSKQ, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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These memorable moments in rock made musicians somewhat less memorable.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week we follow cues from the paper ""The evolution of popular music: USA 1960–2010" as we attempt to find out what tomorrow's popular music wi...

Bought by WOUB, KPVL, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 07, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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They weren't intended to be the hit, but someone made them so.

Bought by KSKQ, KPVL, WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we explore the concept of a concept album including the album's conception and how the music is thematically conceived. When does a conc...

Bought by KSKQ, WOUB, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week we explore why roadies are possibly the most valuable members of a rock career.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KSRQ, WYAP, and KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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David Letterman retired after hosting the longest running television talk show program in history. In this episode we feature a few of the best pe...

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we pay tribute to the legend who recently passed away.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we serve up Vintage Guitar's list of the most expensive guitar/amp effects. You got the cash? We've got the list. Here are 25 effects ...

Bought by WMMT, WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: May 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Do you have a favorite athlete? Do you have a favorite musician? Are they one in the same? This episode of Rock School will be discussing famous...

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: May 11, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on rock school will play some of the earliest concerts from some of the biggest rock bands of all time. Some include the The smiths, Gre...

Bought by WMMT, WOUB, KSKQ, WYAP, and KSRQ


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5