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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Series: Rock School
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It's May and that usually means Proms! But...not this year. So, to celebrate a little, Tammy and I are going to talk about the Prom and all the g...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, Tammy is back and we're looking into the effect the Coronavirus has had on people's listening and viewing habits. We'll also discuss th...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, host Joe Burns talks with author Greg Renoff about his new book, Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, host Joe Burns speaks with two professional Roadies, Festival Sound Engineer Mike Delia and Evan Richner of Jason Aldean about how Coro...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, host Joe Burns speaks to five professional musicians from the New Orleans area to discuss how the Coronavirus has affected their lives.

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we feature examples of songs that follow lyrical cues.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Warner music is offering stock and will be traded on the NASDAQ. Learn everything you need to know about the move on this episode of Rock School.

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week on the show we talk about vegan rock stars.

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we talk about wild conspiracies we found on reddit.

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Listen to an interview with author Steven Tow.

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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How does the leap year affect the world of music?

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we talk about the lesser known song writers hall of fame.

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week on the show we talk about the rules around writing parodies of other songs.

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we stretch the bounds of the imagination and talk about off the wall venues for concerts.

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on the show we talk about problems dealing with one shot vinyl.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on the show we talk about superstar Taylor Swift.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we carry on the tradition of talking about things which have happened decade by decade leading up to 2020.

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we celebrate the new year by looking back ten years back from this new year.

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on the show we carry on our tradition of honoring those we've lost this year.

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we talk about bands which only play during Christmas.

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5