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Geddy Lee's Book Signing Tour Heads to San Francisco

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Rush.Com has just announced the fifth stop of Geddy Lee's ongoing Big Beautiful Book of Bass Signing Tour. This time around, Geddy will be headed to the city by the bay - San Francisco - where he'll set up shop at the Barnes & Noble Corte Madera location on Saturday, March 2nd at 2PM PST.

Tickets for the event are on-sale NOW, and can be purchased at this LINK. Event guidelines are listed below:Join Barnes & Noble - Corte Madera on March 2, 2019 at 2 PM as they host Rush frontman Geddy Lee for a signing of GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS, the definitive volume on Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.

One ticket grants you admission and one copy of GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS for Geddy to personalize. You may purchase up to two tickets. This is a signing only; photographs are only allowed from the signing line. Geddy will not sign memorabilia - only the book.A sample of Geddy…

Geddy Lee Featured on the Cover of Vintage Guitar Magazine's March 2019 Issue - Article Now Online

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The March 2019 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine features Geddy Lee (and his collection of bass guitars) on the cover. This issue includes a lengthy interview with the bass-collecting front man of Rush, as well as numerous photos and details on many of the bass guitars that Geddy has collected over the years.

Titled Geddy Lee: Bass Conservator and conducted by Vintage Guitar's lead editor Ward Meeker, the interview covers Geddy's earliest experiences with playing and performing the bass, talks in length about many of the unique guitars in his collection, and covers the writing and research process for Geddy's Big Beautiful Book of Bass.

From the article:What was your first good bass?
That was a '68 Precision. I worked a lot of Saturdays in my family's variety store and saved my money to buy a sunburst Precision. Through high school and bar gigs, that was my workhorse. In the book is a picture of me playing it; the finish was pretty worn by the mid '70s, but …

Alex Lifeson to Appear on Don Felder's New Album American Rock 'n' Roll

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Former Eagles' guitarist and songwriter Don Felder is releasing a new album this April, titled American Rock 'n' Roll. Alex Lifeson will be one of many artists contributing their talent on the album.

Despite their being a track called Limelight on the album, Lifeson lends his guitar playing on the track "Charmed", where he performs an acoustic rhythm on the bridge and electric guitar solo at the end of the song.

From the announcement:A former lead guitarist and songwriter of The Eagles, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and New York Times bestselling author Don Felder, announces his highly anticipated all-new album American Rock ‘N’ Roll. The new album is slated for release on April 5, 2019 on BMG and is available for pre-order on January 25th, 2019.

The album features some of the biggest names in music including Sammy Hagar, Slash, Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Mick Fleetwood, Chad Smith, Bob Weir, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Alex Li…

Big Beautiful Book of Bass Signing Event Update: Geddy Lee Heads to Hollywood

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Rush.Com has just announced the next stop in Geddy Lee's ongoing Big Beautiful Book of Bass Signing Tour. This time, Geddy is heading to sunny California for a stop at Book Soup in West Hollywood on January 30th at 5:00 PM.

Tickets for the event are on-sale NOW, and can be purchased at this LINK. Event guidelines are listed below:Customers must purchase an Eventbrite ticket for this event to be in the signing line. When you arrive at Book Soup see a Book Soup employee with your ticket to check in and receive your copy of Geddy Lee's Big Book of Beautiful Bass.
All tickets include one (1) copy of Geddy Lee's Big Book of Beautiful Bass (Retail price $65.00).
Mr. Lee will sign & personalize copies of Geddy Lee's Big Book of Beautiful Bass, only. He will not be signing memorabilia.
No photos.
We will not be accepting online orders for this event. Anyone who purchases a ticket to this event must be in attendance to get their copy signed. If a ticket holder is unable to a…

Rush Fan Day Coming to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame January 19th

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Update: By all accounts and reports, the Rush Fan Day Event was a great success. Numerous fans braved the less-than-ideal winter weather that descended upon Cleveland to attend the intimate Q&A session with Geddy and Alex. A complete video of the session is available on the Rock & Roll HOF Facebook page. It's also available via the embedded viewer below. Coming out of the day where numerous articles that covered the event. Below is a list of many of them:

Event Coverage plus Alex Lifeson talks Greta Van Fleet.
Event Coverage plus Geddy Lee talks about Yes.
Photo Gallery from Cleveland Scene Magazine.
Photo Gallery from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Geddy Lee talks about his future.Both Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will be at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 19th for a special Rush Fan Day event. From the announcements:Having played the bass guitar for over four decades, Lee has spent years collecting hundreds of vintage bass guitars. The sizeable collecti…

Geddy Lee to Guest DJ on Sirius XM's Classic Rewind Station

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Update (01/09):CORRECTION: We've just learned that Geddy will be the guest DJ on Sirius XM's 80s on 8 station, not Classic Rewind as originally reported. This is rather odd given the fact that Rush is rarely played on 80s on 8, while they can often be heard on Classic Rewind. Apologies for any confusion the original story may have caused.Sirius XM's Classic Rewind station has just announced that Geddy Lee will be a guest DJ this Thursday, January 10th at 3pm EST.

Classic Rewind is a classic rock radio station on the satellite service, which centers on the Mid 1970s and 1980s. It is heard on channel 25 on Sirius XM Radio. It can also be heard on Dish Network channel 6025.

DJ Kristine Stone, who normally occupies the 11:00 am - 5:00 pm time slot where Geddy will be guest-DJing, is a well-known Rush fan. In fact her Sirius XM promo spots include Limelight playing in the background with Kristine's tagline of "...and then there's Rush...my happy place..."

Ge…

Geddy Lee Hits the Interview Trail Ahead of the Release of his Big Beautiful Book of Bass

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With the release of his book fast approaching, December 18th to be exact, Geddy Lee has been busy making the interview rounds to discuss his inaugural authoring effort.

In addition to talking about his book, Geddy spoke with MusicRadar about the "...10 bassists who blew my mind...". Among the list of 10 was The Who's John Entwistle:“The Ox! Ever since I first heard My Generation right through to Won’t Get Fooled Again or The Real Me… he was quite possibly the greatest rock bassist of all time. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that.

“He was a bass player’s bass player. He didn’t play guitar. He didn’t want to do anything other than play awesome bass. He had the dexterity; it was just so fluid, man… a pure joy to listen to. Plus, he could get that twangy tone out of almost any bass he played. You can read the entire MusicRadar interview at this LINK.

Geddy also sat down with Ryan Reed of Rolling Stone Magazine for a lengthy interview where the two discussed several to…

Alex Lifeson Performs at the 2018 Andy Kim Christmas Concert

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Last night, the 14th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Concert, which supports the CAMH Gifts Of Light Foundation, took place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto. Alex Lifeson was one of many celebrities on hand for the benefit concert; his first such appearance since 2010.

During the concert, Alex performed with Andy Kim on two of his hit songs: Rock Me Gently and Sugar Sugar. Later in the evening, Alex and also played two songs with Max Webster's Kim Mitchell; Lager & Ale as well as Battle Scar, a song Rush and Max Webster collaborated on back in 1980. You can view a video of that performance below or directly at this LINK.

The event was hosted by comedian Russell Peters. Among the other artists that were on hand for the concert were Broken Social Scene, Billy Talent, Ron Sexsmith, Tom Cochrane, Hayden, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bif Naked, Theo Tams and Peter and Leah of July Talk.

The event will move to Montreal on December 15th at the Corona Th…

Geddy Lee Book Signing Event Adds Toronto Date. Mores Dates Coming in 2019

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Rush.Com have just announced a second city on Geddy Lee's Book Signing Tour. This time, he'll make a stop a little closer to home - Toronto. From the announcement:We know that everyone has been asking and requesting multiple cities for a book signing by Geddy for "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass". 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 sale of the book (including ticket) 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 copy of Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass. The book wi…

Rush Are the Cover Feature in PROG Magazine's December 2018 Issue - Articles Now Online

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In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Hemispheres, Rush are gracing the cover of the December 2018 issue of the UK's PROG Magazine. Within the issue are two Rush-related articles: An Exercise in Self-Indulgence and Beauty & The Bass, as well as an interview of Geddy's upcoming Big Beautiful Book of Bass.

The first is a conversation with Geddy Lee on the making of Hemispheres:When it comes to Hemispheres, Lee is more than happy to regale Prog with the inside story. One of the most vociferously debated and lauded albums in Rush's vast catalogue, these 36 minutes of explosive, pioneering prog are notorious for having pushed the three musicians to the limit of their abilities. In fact, Hemispheres is often cited as the album that nearly broke Rush for good. In truth, as Lee explains, as they arrived in the spring of 1978 after finishing a gruelling world tour in support of the hugely successful A Farewell To Kings, Rush were too full of ideas to contemplate taking a re…

Geddy Lee Book Signing Event Begins December 18th in New Jersey

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The upcoming December 18th release of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass will be celebrated with a book signing event in New Jersey.

Geddy Lee is scheduled to appear at Bookend Books in Ridgewood, New Jersey on the release date where he will be signing copies of his new book.

According to the details posted by the Bookend Books, you must pre-order a book online from the bookstore, which also includes a ticket for entry into the event. Ordering details are available at this LINK.

Additional details for the signing event:Rules for signing:
Only Books bought from Bookends allowed into the store
Maximum of 5 books/Customer
Every Customer must buy at least one Book

Personalizations, dedications, the signing of memorabilia and posed photography at the table are prohibited.

Candid photographs are allowed from the line.At this time, there is no word on other book signing locations, but we'll certainly pass those details along if and when they become available.

And for those wh…

Geddy Lee Interviewed in the December Issue of Classic Rock Magazine

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The December 2018 issue of the UK's Classic Rock magazine includes a new, lengthy interview with Geddy Lee. The interview touches upon numerous topics including early influences, Geddy's continuing fascination with bass guitars, his upcoming Big Beautiful Book Of Bass coffee table book, and his various and extensive collections:Remarkably, you've only been collecting bass guitars since 2012, but you've always collected, haven't you?
All my life: wine, baseballs, art, stamps! For me, these things, these obsessions are windows into time and culture that goes beyond the thing you're holding in your hands, a guitar can tell you a little something about the history of California in the 1950s, or what were The Beatles doing in Hamburg when they walked into a guitar store and saw a certain model on the wall and changed the world. I look at wine and baseball and art and music and craftsmanship as things that have an aura about them that resonates more than the thing …