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.
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
This December 2018, Geddy Lee will release the Big Beautiful Book of Bass, a 408-page book that profiles Geddy’s love of all things bass and his personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. “It’s not surprising that sooner or later I’d dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars.”—Geddy Lee You can pre-order the Big Beautiful Book of Bass in three editions: Ultra Limited, Luxe Limited and Standard. Read more about the book and all the places you can pre-order your copy here. Note the Ultra and Luxe Limited Editions are available only through Rush Backstage in limited quantities, standard edition can be pre-ordered …
We love you man!! Happy 65th (yikes) Birthday Al !!