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All episodes of Geddy Lee's new docuseries Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too? now available to stream on Paramount Plus

Tue, Dec 5, 2023@11:41AM | comments

UPDATE - 12/14@9:43AM: Ultimate Classic Rock posted this article where they list off 10 Things We Learned From Geddy Lee’s New TV Show.

UPDATE - 12/12@6:02PM: Here's an interview with show director/producer Sam Dunn of Banger Films.

UPDATE - 12/8@12:57PM: Here's some video coverage of the premiere screening event by one of the attendees:

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UPDATE - 12/7@8:12PM: Here are some more photos of Geddy and the Banger guys via Getty Images from last night's premiere screening (thanks RushFanForever).

UPDATE - 12/7@5:18PM: The Toronto Sun covered the show's premiere screening event in Toronto last night, and posted this article which also includes some new interview snippets with Geddy. He spoke mostly about the show, but also threw in some tidbits about the potential of he and Alex recording music again:

... "Of course, Rush, that band as it existed, is no more," said Lee, 70, at a screening of his new four-episode TV show on Wednesday night in Toronto. So, yes, we do have a legacy that I respect and (guitarist) Alex (Lifeson) and I will be celebrating 50 years doing that. What we'll do about it, I just don't know yet." The last time Lee and Lifeson jammed together was in October 2022 at Lee's home studio. "It was fun," said Lee. "It felt great. It felt very natural. We recorded a bunch of stuff. It was just a jam session. It wasn't a song. And we looked at each other and said, 'Yeah, I think if we want to do this again, I think we could do it again.'" ...

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UPDATE - 12/7@5:04PM: So it looks like there was a premiere event in Toronto last night for the show, and here are some photos of Geddy and the Banger Films team:

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UPDATE - 12/6@10:08PM: Here's a not-so-glowing (to put it lightly) review of the show from Exclaim! (thanks RushFanForever).

Geddy Lee's new docuseries Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too? premieres today on Paramount Plus and all episodes are currently available to stream for subscribers, with the first episode provided for free. The four-part series features in-depth conversations between Geddy Lee and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, Metallica's Rob Trujillo, Primus' Les Claypool, and Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf der Maur, as seen in the show's trailer and this video clip with Les Claypool. From Rolling Stone:

... The trailer shows Lee trading licks with Auf der Maur, flying in an airplane with Krist, canning tomatoes with Novoselic, and surfing with Rob Trujillo. "I'm trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things," Lee says in the trailer. "Join me as I travel to the homes of four bass legends and dive deep into their lives. And their inspirations. Plus some fun making music, as I try to answer one really important question: Are bass players human too?" ...

As mentioned above, the first episode featuring Primus' Les Claypool is FREE for all to stream online here, with the other 3 episodes available for Paramount Plus subscribers.