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 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
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
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.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 22, 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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Laws that are in place because of concert mishaps.

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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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
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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
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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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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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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...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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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 musical instruments. This series tackles s...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The OPEC Oil Embargo was responsible for not only bringing our cars to a halt, but its impact was even felt throughout the music industry. This epi...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What about the brothers and sisters of famous rock stars? Did they inherit the talent too? Was it dumb luck that their siblings became famous? W...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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iTunes celebrated its 10 year anniversary April 28th, 2013. The Apple music service unquestionably revolutionized the way we buy, store and play a...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Money, money, money, money! The best way for artists to bring in the dough today is to take the show on the road. This week we follow our Highest...

Bought by WMTNradio and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 24, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Even though we are broadcasting from Louisiana, today we are all "Bostonians"! We got "Boston Bill" (Bill Robison) to add to the big Boston show, a...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. Burns is back with even more awesome music trivia. This week we'll be discussing the highest attended rock concerts of all time, and why so man...

Bought by WMTNradio and KSRQ


  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2