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Famed Authors Form Band, Songs Offer Comic Relief During The Pandemic

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Two members of the Rock Bottom Remainders perform in 2012.


If you’re looking for some comic relief from the pandemic we’re all living through, how about taking a few minutes to listen to a new song by the Rock Bottom Remainders.

This band, formed in 1992, includes — but isn’t limited to — authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Stephen King, Scott Turow and Sun Valley resident Ridley Pearson. Pearson joins Idaho Matters to talk more about their music. 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.