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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This week's Rock School will be all about documentaries pertaining to rock bands. We'll be discussing and analyzing many different "Rockumentaries"...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Chords, chords, and more chords. That's what makes Rock music so flippin' awesome to listen to. We'll be taking a look at famous chords used on var...

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  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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We all know rock stars can't just be themselves ALL the time, so it's only natural they use a pseudonym. Let's listen to L'angelo Misterioso (Georg...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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What makes it possible for you to get the music you love, the money the record labels love, and the publicity that artists love? Contracts, of cour...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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The title says it all! This week, we'll be taking a look at all the awesome rock stars who wrote soundtracks to many different movies.

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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An exclusive interview with a famous cover band from New Orleans.

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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This week's Rock School show was basically already done for us! Since Dr. Burns is such a fan of the random, interesting, and amazing facts magazin...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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On this week's Rock School, we'll be talking about the different kinds of music licensing being used in the world of advertisement and beyond. We'...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:05:44
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Not only is there good memorabilia, there is also bad memorabilia, AKA "crud." Among these "artifacts" are a wooden spoon signed by John Lennon and...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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With guest hosts Dan McCarthy, a plasma physicist, and Bill Robison, a historian, this week's Rock School will be focusing on the scholarly princip...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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The first two shows of the year on Rock School are all about Anniversaries. We'll be hitting up some songs and events from 60-50-40-30.... years ag...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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The first two shows of the year on Rock School are all about Anniversaries. We'll be hitting up some songs and events from 60-50-40-30.... years ag...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
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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...

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

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2012
  • Length: 59:04
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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 ...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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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