Geddy Lee Lists His 10 Most Influential Bassists
It’s always interesting to see who your favorite bassist counts as their influences. In a new interview with Amit Sharma for MusicRadar.com, Rush bassist Geddy Lee named ten of his top bass influences, and it’s quite a list.
More specifically, the list is of bassists that “blew his mind” and Lee readily admits making the list leaves out so many amazing players. It’s not in order of importance, though the first two names were his earliest influences. Without further ado, here is Lee’s list:
- Jack Casady
- Jack Bruce
- John Entwistle
- John Paul Jones
- Jaco Pastorius
- Chris Squire
- Jeff Berlin
- Les Claypool
- James Jamerson
The chat comes a week before the release of his new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful book of Bass, which has been his main priority since Rush decided to stop touring three years ago.
“I haven’t done anything musical that I would care to share yet because I’ve mainly been focusing on this – which was and is a labour of love for me,” he explains. “To be honest, right now I have no plans to do anything, but I probably will do something eventually. I have no idea what it will be, now that the book is done, I need some time to get to know myself again as a player and see what I feel like creating.”
Check out the rest of Sharma’s interview on MusicRadar.