RRFF Presents at SXSWedu

SXSWedu in Austin, Texas

On March 9th, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, in partnership with the PBS series Soundbreaking, presented a panel discussion and workshop at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas.

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The River Tour Photos

The River Tour Photos

Thank you to everyone who has come out to support the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation at Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's 2016 "The River" Tour.

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RRFF Executive Director Teaches Course on Songwriting History at NYU

NYU students

Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Executive Director Dr. Warren Zanes is teaching a fall semester class at New York University. For the second year in a row, Dr. Zanes and NYU Professor and Faculty Songwriter-in-Residence Phil Galdston are teaching the course entitled “Songwriting History and Criticism: 14 Songs” in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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RRFF Executive Director Teaches Songwriting History Course at NYU

User survey

On April 16, 2015, Rock and Roll: An American Story launched its annual user survey. RRAS is proud to provide web-based curriculum that is free of charge and accessible to all. The site relies on honest feedback in order to ensure that we are continuing to meet the needs of our teachers and our schools.

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RRFF Executive Director Teaches Songwriting History Course at NYU

NYU

This Fall at New York University, RRFF Executive Director, Dr. Warren Zanes, and NYU's Phil Galdston, Professor in the Steinhardt School's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, have been teaching a course for undergraduate and graduate students entitled "Songwriting History and Criticism: 14 Songs."

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RRFF Executive Director to Present at National Council for the Social Studies and National Association for Music Education Annual Conferences

Warren Zanes at NCSS and NAfME conferences

Dr. Warren Zanes will be in Nashville this October and St. Louis in November to unveil Rock and Roll: An American Story. Taking educators through the multi-media curriculum, illustrating a few among its many high points, and demonstrating some of the ways in which teachers can use the RRAS materials, Zanes will take this opportunity to begin the professional development efforts that will be a part of the launch year.

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Foundation Interviews Buddy Guy and James Hetfield

Buddy Guy and James Hetfield

Continuing a series of original interviews, which so far have included such luminaries as Bonnie Raitt, Bono, and Graham Nash, the Foundation spoke with James Hetfield of Metallica and renowned Blues musician Buddy Guy. Both offered insights on their careers, the influence of Rock and Roll in their lives, and many other topics. Highlights of Hetfield's interview included his reflections on the his...

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Rock and Roll: An American Story Begins Field Testing

On October 1st, 85 carefully selected field testers were given access to the RRAS website and began teaching the first classes based on the RRAS curriculum. These teachers come from classrooms around the country and abroad, and teach across the disciplines: social studies, English language arts, general music, American history, and even a few math teachers. We have teachers testing the curriculum in...

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Robbie Robertson and Steven Van Zandt talk history

Steven Van Zandt and Robbie Robertson sat down in Steven's office/studio for a two-hour conversation that touched on much of Robbie's remarkable career.  from his experiences as a sixteen year old on the road with Ronnie Hawkins to his role as Bob Dylan's guitar player during the latter's "going electric" phase to his seminal work with The Band, his soundtracks for several Martin...

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E Street Band's Van Zandt Launches Music Education Program

As a member of Bruce Springsteen's legendary E Street Band, musician Steven Van Zandt regularly plays sold-out shows for massive audiences. But despite his personal success, Van Zandt fears that rock and roll is becoming "an endangered species." "It was really starting to become hard to find," Van Zandt told ABC News. Worried for the future — and the past — of rock, ...

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