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.


479 Pieces

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This week we talk to Megan Volpert the author of "Straight Into Darkness: One Tom Petty Redemption Song."

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Even though some say rock and roll is dead we can prove to you it just moved in with country.

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A lot more songs than you may realize were born from musicians dreams and we're going to tell you our favorites this week.

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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If you're a musician and want to make money you need to listen to today's episode all about the book on the subject.

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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James Campion talks about his book and why we should all be Warren Zevon fans.

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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We continue Joe's book club with Dennis Dunnaway's, "Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group."

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The beginning of Joe's book club when we talk to author Saul Austerlitz about his book about Altamont.

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
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If you've ever thought about running off and being a musician, maybe being a cruise ship performer is the career choice for you.

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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If you're planning a cruise listen in to learn all about rock cruises, a totally different vacation experience.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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If you don't know anything about a humbucker or what humbucker even means we're going to tell you all about it this week on Rock School.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Last week we talked about the worst songs and this week we're going to take it a step further with the worst songs.

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we spend an hour listening to an hour of the WORST songs of all time with scientific evidence to back it up.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we speak with Dr. Stephanie Jenkins about her "Philosophy of Phish" class at Oregon State University.

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Another interview in our July interview series and we talk to a working local musician by the name of Casey Saba.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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We carry on our July interview series as well as our conversation with Beatles fanatic Bruce Spizer.

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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We carry on with the July interview series with our guest Bruce Spizer, a Beatles fan who is so knowledgeable he wrote all the questions to the Bea...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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We kick off our July interview series with Sue Baker of the Les Paul Foundation and talk about what's fact and what's fiction in regards to what pe...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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If you've ever wondered why you break out into song and dance when music comes on we have the science and research to answer that very question!

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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They say, "money makes money" and this expression rings true as we talk about the musicians who build on their success and enter into other busines...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Many people believe musicians can make their money from tours, and Rock School challenges the idea in this weeks discussion.

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7