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Unexpected Rock Stars: 8 Famous People Who Just Happen To Rock Super Hard On The Side
December 4, 2013
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Amy Tan

Amy Tan is in the red chair on tonight's show to talk about her life, her family and her new novel, The Valley of Amazement. Here's something else amazing about the Joy Luck Club author: for years she played in a band called the Rock Bottom Remainders with all sorts of famous authors like Stephen King, Mitch Albom, Dave Barry and Simpsons creator Matt Groening (Dr. Maya Angelou was considered an honourary member). That got us thinking of other notable people who just happen to rock, hard, on the side. Check out the gallery for our list of unexpected rock stars.

And don't forget to tune in to George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on December 4 at 7 or 11:30 p.m. on CBC to catch George's interview with Amy Tan.

Ok, and for good measure, here's some glorious proof of Amy's rock-star cred — a performance of "These Boots Were Made For Walkin'," in full leather garb:


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