Geddy Lee recently sat down with Tom Power of Q to discuss the Big Beautiful Book of Bass and his new obsession with the history of Bass Guitar. On why he first got into collecting: “Later in my life, when I got turned onto the idea of vintage instruments and I acquired the first one in 2012 or 2013, a light bulb went on and I felt ignorant of the instrument that I had held in my hands for over 40 years. It’s like, why don’t I know about the development of this? Why don’t I know about the golden age of those instruments? So I started getting curious.” Via CBC. Watch …
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Billboard sat down with Geddy Lee to discuss his new book release Big Beautiful Book of Bass. Geddy states in the interview: “I realized there wasn’t a sort of definitive book about the bass guitar…I felt the bass guitar was not only under-represented in terms of books, but the beauty of some of these instruments has never been properly captured. So that’s when the idea of the book sort of came to me…as not only a rationalizing for why I collect all these basses but also perhaps a useful reference book for people looking to find a particular bass.” Read the full interview here.
In this new Rolling Stone Interview, Geddy Lee speaks about his brand new book release “Big Beautiful Book of Bass”. On putting the book together Geddy says: “It was really interesting for me, having never done a book before. It’s one thing to sit down with a writer and a typewriter and work on a novel based on things that are living in your head. That’s a very intimate exchange between pen and paper. But to do a coffee-table book based on so many photographs and a historical timeline, it’s more like making a documentary. It’s a lot of pieces that are constantly dependent upon each other but also constantly …
We have managed to squeeze in one more signing before the holidays! Geddy Lee will be signing books at IndigoSpirit at First Canadian Place in Toronto on Monday, December 17th at noon. Given the busy time of year, ‘tickets’ for this event will be made available tomorrow (Thursday, December 6th at 10 AM ET) at www.indigo.ca/events The purchase of the book from this event link will be the sale of the book and all details for the event can be found at www.indigo.ca/events and listed below A limited number of tickets are available for purchase through Ticketscene Limit of 2 tickets per person Each Ticket price includes one (1) signed …
On January 18th, 2019, Rush In Rio on 4LP 180 Gram Vinyl will be released. Pre-order now at Rush Backstage. Rush In Rio was originally released on CD and DVD, but has never appeared on vinyl – until now. This set is presented in a heavyweight gatefold jacket and comes with a code that allows the music to be downloaded digitally.
The first book signing by Geddy Lee for his forthcoming ‘Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass’ has been revealed. Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Bookends 5:00 PM 211 East Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 To get a book for this signing and all details, please go to this link
On November 16th, 2018 Rolling Stone Magazine published a 4.5 out of 5 star review of the Hemispheres 40th Anniversary Box set, titled Rush’s ‘Hemispheres’ Reissue Celebrates Band’s Prog-Rock Era Peak. From the review: “Part of Hemispheres‘ greatness lies in its consistency; there’s no drop-off whatsoever once the title opus ends. “Circumstances” compresses the band’s trademark anthemic prog into a dazzlingly dense four minutes; “The Trees” tells a fable-like story of intolerance, with an environmentalist twist; and “La Villa Strangiato,” an episodic instrumental inspired by Lifeson’s dreams, puts the band’s legendary chops and rhythmic daredevilry on glorious display.” Read the full review here.
Alex Lifeson’s Limited Edition Print of “20,000 Feet Over The Sea” is now available! Only 100 prints have been made of ‘20,000 Feet Over The Sea’. Each print is numbered and Alex Lifeson has personally signed each individual print. Makes a wonderful gift! Click here to purchase your own. Each print is $200 CDN. All prints ship using an expedited shipping method. The cost of shipping and handling within Canada is $25, to the USA is $40, and Internationally is $75. Proceeds go towards The Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Geddy Lee chats in depth about Rush’s Prog-Rock Opus ‘Hemispheres’ in Rolling Stone Magazine. Among other topics, he discusses his current obsession and declares the Alex Lifeson style of dreaming inspired “La Villa Strangiato”. Read more in the complete article.
On November 16th, 2018, Rush will release a 40th Anniversary edition of their groundbreaking 1978 album Hemispheres. “Hemispheres was one of our most challenging and demanding records to make,” says Alex Lifeson. “From its inception in a Wales farmhouse where it was written over a 4 week span,” Lifeson continues, “to the very difficult mixing sessions in two London recording studios, it stands as a key transitional album in Rush’s long recording history.” Hemispheres 40th Anniversary will be released in three physical formats: Super Deluxe, 2CD Deluxe and 3LP Vinyl. Pre-order all editions and exclusive merchandise now at Rush Backstage