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2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #4: Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee

Rush enjoyed a pretty monster year in 2012, which landed Geddy Lee as the #4 bassist on our annual reader favorite list.

Thing started with the release of Clockwork Angels, the band’s 20th studio effort and one that found the band back on the charts.

Most recently, the band was finally awarded an honor they should have seen a long time ago: induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Geddy’s statement was gold, as was the official statement from the band.

Throw in a couple of videos (including an isolated bass track), and here you have the top five most viewed Geddy Lee-focused features of 2012. The only thing better would have been if it were 2112. Be sure to check out our complete Geddy Lee archive.

Rush: “YYZ” - Geddy Lee’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

1. Rush: “YYZ” – Geddy Lee’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

Rush’s “YYZ” is one of the greatest bass lines of all time. Recorded in late 1980 and released on Moving Pictures, this tune has been a favorite among bassists for years, and one Rush consistently performs in concert. And now, the isolated bass of Geddy Lee…

Geddy Lee: The Warner Music Interview

2. Geddy Lee: The Warner Music Interview

Roman Rogowiecki of Warner Music in Poland sat down with Geddy Lee in a wide ranging interview, where the two discussed Rush, their newest album, Clockwork Angels and a broad range of interesting topics related to both. The 21-minute interview is full of great responses from the always thoughtful and always humble bassist…

The Real History of Rush

3. The Real History of Rush

The guys from Rush are so cool. In addition to their amazing musicianship, they’re really funny. And pretty good actors. This of course comes from the band’s Time Machine 2011 – Live in Cleveland DVD. We may be partial, but we like Geddy Lee‘s character best…

Rush: Medley – By-Tor And The Snow Dog, In The End, In The Mood, 2112 Finale – Live (1981)

4. Rush: Medley – By-Tor And The Snow Dog, In The End, In The Mood, 2112 Finale – Live (1981)

Do you ever listen to music from your early years and get transformed back to that time? This video does that for me, and I’m betting it does for a lot of No Treble readers. This is Rush performing a medley of epic proportions…

It’s Official: Rush to be Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

5. It’s Official: Rush to be Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Long overdue, but it has been done. Rush will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. It never seemed very important to the trio on whether or not this day would come. The reaction is priceless…