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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation ...

Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass coming December 18th, now available for pre-order. Details, book signings, limited editions, and more here.
Rush Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set released, now available for purchase. Details, interviews, contests and more here.
The December issue of Classic Rock magazine contains a new interview with Geddy Lee where he discusses his Big Beautiful Book of Bass, his future plans and life after Rush. Details here.
Alex Lifeson performs at Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Golf Classic and All-star Concert. Details, video, photos and more here.
Geddy Lee talks about the upcoming Hemispheres 40th anniversary box set, whether he will record another solo album, the current state of Rush, and more in new Rolling Stone interview. Details here,
Grapes Under Pressure 4: Geddy and Alex's Excellent Harvest Adventure: a charity event hosted by Geddy and Alex took place on October 13th. Details, reports, photos, videos and more here.
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's Clockwork Lives: The Graphic Novel now available, TV/Film rights optioned. Details, previews, interviews and more here.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert: Encore DVD/Blu-ray featuring Rush's 2013 induction now available. Details here.
Edge Factor's Masters of Resonance documentary featuring Neil Peart and the R40 drum kit now available for pre-order on iTunes. Details, screenings, trailers and more here.
Alex Lifeson in new CBC comedy-drama Crawford. Details, trailers, video previews and more here.
Alex Lifeson talks acoustic guitars, side projects and more in September, 2018 Guitar Player magazine interview. Details here.
Geddy Lee inducted The Barenaked Ladies into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the JUNO Awards in Vancouver March 25th! Details, video, photos and more here.
Check out Rushisaband.com's searchable archive of Rush tour date listings, powered by TourDateSearch.com - which contains searchable tour date archives for OVER 1000 BANDS ...
Tue, Dec 11, 2018@10:29AM | comments

Amit Sharma recently chatted with Geddy Lee for an interview to discuss his upcoming Big Beautiful Book of Bass, which releases on December 18th. Geddy talks about how the book has been a labor of love for him, and has occupied most of his time since Rush last toured 3 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. 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. ...

Geddy then goes on to list off the 10 bassists that have blown his mind over the years, and talk a bit about each one. Here's what he had to say about legendary YES bassist Chris Squire:

"The first time I heard Yes was in my buddy's house - we would skip school and hang out when no one was home, smoking joints and listening to music. "One time he put a song on and asked me to close my eyes. That song was No Opportunity Necessary [No Experience Needed] from Time And A Word. The bass came blistering out of the speakers and I was wondering, 'Who is this?!' He sounded adventurous and rhythmic. He played with a pick, but I don't hold that against him, haha! "Chris was so orchestral, creative and complex, his parts are classically structured in that they're inventive and all over the place. Chris is the reason I wanted a Rickenbacker 4001. He's what took me from John Entwistle to my next step in twangy tone!"

You can read the entire article/interview at this location. Geddy will be conducting a couple of book signing events next week, one at IndigoSpirit in Toronto on December 17, and another at Bookend Books in New Jersey on December 18. Unfortunately both events are SOLD OUT although you can sign up to be put on a waiting list for the Toronto signing here. Geddy has promised that more signing events will be coming in the New Year. Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass is slated for release on December 18th and you can pre-order it at this location.

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