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Geddy Lee @ Barnes & Noble San Fran

The BBBoB Official Yet Kind of Random Book Signing Tour continues! This time in the city by the Bay, on Saturday, March 2nd at 2pm at Barnes & Noble Corte Madera location. Event ticket includes book for Geddy to personalize, you can purchase your event ticket & details here:        

 

Geddy Lee @ Book Soup in LA

Geddy Lee will be signing copies of his new book – Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass – at Book Soup in West Hollywood on January 30th at 5:00 PM.

 

Rush In Rio 4LP Vinyl – Available Now

RUSH IN RIO is available for the first time on vinyl, as four 180-gram LPs. The set is presented in a heavyweight gatefold jacket and comes with a code that allows the music to be downloaded digitally. The collection includes all 29-songs performed at the concert in Rio, including the sprawling sci-fi epic “2112” and fan favourite “Tom Sawyer,” plus two bonus tracks that were recorded at other stops during the Vapor Trails Tour. To purchase, visit Rush Backstage.

 

Rush Fan Day at Rock Hall

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME CELEBRATES RUSH FAN DAY JANUARY 19th New Exhibit and Book Signing with Geddy Lee Hall of Fame Series Interview with Geddy Lee, Hosted by Bandmate Alex Lifeson  Tickets Available at Ticketing.rockhall.com  as of Thursday Jan 10 at 10AM ET  The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame welcomes 2013 Inductees Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush for a Fan Day on Saturday, January 19 at the Museum. Having played the bass guitar for over four decades, Lee has spent years collecting hundreds of vintage bass guitars. The sizeable collection turned into the impetus behind Lee’s new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass,

 

Geddy Lee Talks Big Beautiful Book of Bass With Q

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

 

Geddy Lee – BBBOB Billboard Interview

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.

 

Geddy Lee on his “Big Beautiful Book of Bass” – Rolling Stone

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

 

Geddy Lee Toronto Indigo Signing

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

 

Pre-Order Rush in Rio 4LP Vinyl

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.

 

Rolling Stone Magazine Review: Hemispheres Box Set

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.