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.


478 Pieces

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This week we talk about what it takes to go viral.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of "disco demolition night" and tell you all about it.

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we talk about some of your favorite songs which are actually named after bands.

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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We interview the author of a book titled "Where You Going With That Gun In Your Hand?"

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we talk to the father of festival sound about his experience at Woodstock.

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we talk to Robert Pantel an electrician who took part in Woodstock.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we interview a man who claims he has a piece of the original Woodstock stage.

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we talk about how bigger may not always be better.

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  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we talk about song addiction.

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  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Learn all about the music modernization act this week.

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  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week we talk about the legendary Red Rocks.

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  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Let's celebrate the rock stars who imparted knowledge onto the world before they were big.

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  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week we ask if black metal is responsible for social atrocities.

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we talk about times the show did NOT go on.

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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We talk about when and why music became ultra categorized.

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week Rock School explores the controversy of whitewashing in 1950s rock and roll.

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Let's talk about musicians who have seen the other side... and come back.

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The claim is out there that, "the Beatles have been equaled!" Dr. Joe Burns isn't so convinced.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Burns' talk amplifiers and how each type stacks against one another.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Check out the songs before they were songs as we talk about and play demos from popular artists.

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8