The LA Times published a great piece about the Rock Bottom Remainders and their final shows in California.
McGuinn and King, an amateur guitarist and singer, are sometimes-members of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a pickup band of mostly authors which for the last 20 years has played charity concerts of rock classics and a few originals. Now the good-natured jokes are flying as the band's members gear up for what are billed as the band's two final shows.
They'll both be here for two Southern California shows, Friday at the El Rey Theatre and Saturday in a private concert at the American Library Assn. Convention in Anaheim — the very place and event at which the group made its debut two decades ago. King and fellow charter members Dave Barry and Amy Tan ("The Joy Luck Club") will be in the lineup, along with long-timers Scott Turow ("Presumed Innocent"), Mitch Albom ("Tuesdays With Morrie"), "The Simpsons"creator Matt Groening, humorist Roy Blount Jr., Greg Iles ("The Devil's Punchbowl"), suspense writer Ridley Pearson and James McBride ("The Color of Water").
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