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2015 Reader Favorites – #3: Geddy Lee

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Geddy Lee

For fans of Geddy Lee – and Rush – 2015 had a lot to offer. The band hit the road for their R40 Tour, re-issued some of their albums on vinyl and released their R40 video. They caused us all a little panic too, with some hint the band might be calling it quits.

Geddy was also part of the film, Jaco, and had his Fender signature bass updated.

That, plus some great videos old and new of Geddy and the power trio from Canada lands him in the #3 slot on the 2015 reader favorites list.

Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection

Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection

Geddy Lee may be known for his association with two types of basses, but this clip from a recent episode of That Metal Show proves that they aren’t his only axes. The Rush bassist took the TMS crew into his bass lair to show some of collection and talk about the instrument’s evolution…

Fender Updates Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses

Fender Updates Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses

Rush’s Geddy Lee and Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris are having their Fender signature models spruced up for 2015. Each of the signature models have been around for years but will be getting new specs and features…

The End of Rush?

The End of Rush?

It seems the end of an era has finally come upon us. After hinting that their recent R40 tour could very well be their last, Rush drummer Neil Peart confirmed that he is retired from music. The prog-rock hero spoke about it in a new interview with Drumhead Magazine…

Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

Fender shared a great video featuring Geddy Lee talking about his right-hand picking technique – one he says developed after touring with Primus back in the early 2000s. Geddy was inspired by Les Claypool, and incorporated more of a flamenco-style approach as a result…

Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

In honor of Geddy Lee’s birthday in July, here’s a great clip of Rush performing “Red Barchetta”, live in 1980…

“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available

“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available

JACO: The Film, has finally arrived. The Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo-produced film about groundbreaking electric bassist Jaco Pastorius is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Geddy makes an appearance in the film…

Rush: Xanadu (R40 Live)

Rush: Xanadu (R40 Live)

Rush hit the road this year for their “R40” tour – celebrating 40 years as a band. Each concert was a major production too: elaborate sets and the band starting with their newest work – Clockwork Angels – and moving back in time through their catalog. Here is a clip from that release, with Geddy Lee sporting his double-neck Rickenbacker on “Xanadu”. Oh that tone…

Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

Here’s one for your throwback Thursday files: Rush performing “2112” on December 10th, 1976 at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. I love how Geddy Lee says they don’t have a lot of time, so they’ll play “2112”…

Year’s Worth of Rush Vinyl Reissues Begins with “Fly by Night”

Year’s Worth of Rush Vinyl Reissues Begins with “Fly by Night”

This promises to be a good year for vinyl-record loving and/or audiophile Rush fans. Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing the majority – 14 albums – of the trio’s Mercury releases throughout the year, beginning this month with 1975’s Fly By Night, which was the first record to feature Neil Peart on drums…

Rush: YYZ (R40 Live)

Rush: YYZ (R40 Live)

Regardless of what happens with Rush in the future, we’re lucky to have so many albums – and videos – to enjoy. From their R40 Tour this year, here’s Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart performing “YYZ” – a song I think we can all agree is one of the all-time greats…