The Rock Bottom Remainders
The Rock Bottom Remainders are a literary rock band that has been lurching their way through middle age by making lots of noise for a good cause. You've read their books, now get to know the band!
By Melissa Hellstern
Original Content | April 14, 2010
The Rock Bottom Remainders are arguably the world's most well-read rock band. The band's members—award-winning and best-selling authors such as Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Stephen King, Greg Iles and Dave Barry—have collectively published more than 150 titles, sold more than 200 million books and been translated into more than 25 languages. Once a year, these literary greats leave behind pen and paper, if only for a moment, to delve into the grit and grizzle that is the rock star life.
In the past 18 years, the Remainders have raised close to $2 million dollars for charitable causes. This year's Wordstock 2010 tour includes gigs on April 20–24 in several East Coast cities. Proceeds will go to support relief, education and literacy efforts in Haiti and literacy in local communities.
Meet the band members!