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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…