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Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson to appear at Rush Fan Day at Rock Hall

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Fans might have felt it took too long to get Rush into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but the institution that houses those enshrinees is making up for lost time, and doing it in a physical way.

Singer and bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson will be at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 19, for Rush Fan Day and to push Lee’s new coffee-table book, “Geddy Lee’s Big Book of Beautiful Bass.’’

As part of the celebration, the Rock Hall will be featuring a few of the hundreds of bass guitars Lee has collected over the 40-plus years since he, Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart formed the group that was inducted into the Hall in 2013.

Those guitars – all of them – have become the book he will sign in a special Hall of Fame Series interview hosted by bandmate and high school classmate Lifeson.

The interview and booksigning is limited to Rock Hall members and Rush fans who pay $100 and $125 via ticketing.rockhall.com, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Each ticket includes a copy of the book, access to the interview, a commemorative credential and access to all the Rock Hall exhibits, said the museum in a release announcing the event. Tickets are limited to two per transaction, the museum said.

The interview will be on the Klipsch Audio main stage at noon Saturday, Jan. 19, an open area that means all visitors will have a chance to observe it. Additionally, it will be live-streamed on the museum’s Facebook page, and fans will be able to submit questions, according to the release.

The book signing is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and is limited to those who purchased the special tickets. Those tickets do include a copy of the 408-page book that “documents the history and characteristics of Lee’s basses from 1968 to 2017, including mainstream Fenders, Gibsons, Rickenbackers [and] more obscure and lesser-known treasures in his collection,’’ the release noted - Cleveland.com, January 9, 2019

SiriusXM Taps Rush’s Geddy Lee For Guest DJ Spot

"Geddy Lee will serve as guest DJ on SiriusXM’s Classic Rewind this Thursday, January 10. Lee’s stint can be heard on Channel 25 starting at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon.

Geddy’s guest spot comes as part of a slot normally occupied by DJ Kristine Stone. As Rush Is A Band points out, Stone is a well-known Rush fan whose promo includes “Limelight” playing in the background and the tagline “… and then’s there’s Rush … my happy place.” Kristine typically holds down the 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. time slot on Classic Rewind, a channel devoted to classic rock from the ’70s and ’80s." - Jambase.com, January 8, 2019

Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass Now Available

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Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass hits bookstores today!   Check out the synopsis below, as well as the latest news stories where Geddy has been promoting the release.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock music’s thunderous, rumbly bottom end—the bass—in this unique, lavishly illustrated, full-color compendium showcasing over two hundred rare, iconic, beautiful, and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection.

In this luxurious keepsake volume, Geddy Lee chronicles the fascinating history of one of rock music’s foundation instruments, the bass guitar. Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed by Richard Sibbals, and with insight from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over two hundred classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection. The book combines knowledge and observations gleaned from Geddy’s long, successful career with new and behind-the-scenes photos, ranging from his earliest days to Rush’s sold-out 40th anniversary tour in 2015, plus personal interviews with some of the world’s top bassists and collectors.

A musician and guitar freak, Geddy has acquired the magnificent bass models that have been the backbone of the world’s greatest popular music, from greats such as Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, and Jack Bruce. The book features vintage basses from 1950 through the mid-1970s—the golden age of guitar making.

Suffused with Geddy’s intelligence, taste, and disarming wit, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass is also an entertaining look at a legend’s career on stage, in the studio, and at home. Geddy shares his views of the role of the bass guitar in his life and in the lives of the great players who’ve influenced him, revealing his passions and motivations, and ultimately broadening fans’ appreciation of his beloved instrument.

Alex Lifeson to guest on The Mute Gods' 'Atheists And Believers'

The Mute Gods have revealed that they’ll release their third studio album in the coming months.

The follow-up to 2017’s Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth is titled Atheists And Believers and it will arrive on March 22.

The core lineup of Nick Beggs, Roger King and Marco Minnemann are joined on the record by guest stars including Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Craig Blundell, Rob Townsend and Beggs’ daughter Lula on vocals.

In November last year, drummer Minnemann said he was working with Lifeson on a new project, but it’s not clear if that was for The Mute Gods or a solo release.

For more info visit loudersound.com

Eddie Trunk podcast featuring Geddy Lee

Today Eddie Trunk announced:
Got my days screwed up yesterday.. today is Thursday and new podcast day with Geddy Lee RUSH now up! PodcastOne or ITunes Free! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id897720614