Groove – Episode #54: Geddy Lee
I’m still shaking with excitement from this conversation. In case you have been living under a rock, Geddy Lee recently published the book that every bass player (maybe musician?) must own titled, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass. Whether you are a beginner or expert, I promise that you will treasure this book. It is filled with the most incredible pictures, history, and stories about the bass. It’s massive in size, quality, and content. There has never been a book like this about the bass (and there probably will never be another one at this scale).
Geddy is one of the best living bass players, having spent over forty years not just playing bass, but singing (and playing keyboards) with progressive rock legends, Rush. Along with guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart, this power trio has recorded some of the most iconic music.
Geddy has also been made an Officer of the Order of Canada and the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. I had the very distinct honor of spending some time with Geddy during a cross-Canada book tour that landed in Montreal on June 4th, 2019.
Enjoy the conversation…
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Would you sign my Mel Bay instruction book? And I was so upset when my Son sold his MusicMan for a Fender. But He Loves It!!!
– Neil changed his playing style prior to the TEST FOR ECHO album, not the COUNTERPARTS album.
– Geddy played the Steinberger bass not on one tour, but three tours. SIGNALS (for the encore), GRACE UNDER PRESSURE (for the entire show), and POWER WINDOWS (for part of the show).
That aside, great interview!