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Geddy Lee picks his 5 favorite bass songs in new Rolling Stone interview

Wed, Dec 4, 2019@11:04PM | comments

Rolling Stone magazine recently sat down with Rush's Geddy Lee for a short interview in the lead-up to his Big Beautiful Book of Bass East Coast signing events next week. In the interview Geddy shares his five favorite songs with distinctive bass parts, which are The Who's My Generation, Cream's Crossroads, Led Zeppelin's What Is and What Should Never Be, Weather Report's Teen Town, and YES' Roundabout, about which he had the following to say:

Another hit song driven by an outrageously complex and rockin' bass line. I could have chosen any one of a dozen Yes songs that shows off the melodic and rhythmic genius that was Chris Squire. It was a pure privilege to play this song with Yes in 2017 at their (long overdue) induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

You can read the entire interview online at this location. Geddy will be signing copies of his book at Barnes & Noble stores in Pittsburgh and New York City this coming Sunday, December 8th and Monday, December 9th respectively; and he'll also make a stop at Indigo in Halifax on Saturday, December 14th. For all the details and to purchase tickets, visit