RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee was signing copies and being interviewed for his new book "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass" on his Canadian tour in Montreal, Quebec Canada at the Rialto Theatre last night June 4 2019, sponsored by Librairie Drawn & Quarterly .
Watch the a part of the Q and A interview here
"About the book:From Rush frontman Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, comes the definitive volume on the subject. Geddy's love of the bass has been nurtured over a lifetime spent in the limelight as one of the world's premier rock bassists. For the past seven years, he's dedicated himself to studying the history of the instrument that's been so essential to his career, collecting hundreds of basses from around the globe.
Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed in breathtaking detail by Richard Sibbald, and with insight from Geddy's trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over 250 classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection. Representing every tone in the bass palette, every nuance of the rock and roll genre as well as blues, jazz, pop, and country, this one-of-a-kind collection features so-called "beauty queens"—pristine instruments never lifted from their cases—as well as "road warriors"—well-worn, sweat-soaked basses that proudly show their age and use.
Complete with personal commentary from Geddy that showcases his knowledge both as a musician and an aficionado, this luxuriously produced volume is a revelatory look at the heavy hitters in the world of bass-Fender, Gibson/Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Höfner, Ampeg - and lesser known but influential global luthiers such as Antonio Wandr Pioli, Dan Armstrong, and Tony Zemaitis.The book also features interviews with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin); Adam Clayton (U2); Robert Trujillo (Metallica); Jeff Tweedy (Wilco); Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones); Les Claypool (Primus); Bob Daisley (Rainbow); Fender expert and owner of the legendary Gibson Explorer, Bass Ken Collins; veteran guitar tech for The Who, Alan Rogan; plus comments from many other great players across three decades of rock and roll.Written in Geddy's singular voice, this book reveals the stories, songs, and history behind the instruments of his inimitable collection.
Complete with an index and a graphically designed timeline of the history of the bass, as well as an up-close look at Geddy's basses on Rush's final R40 Tour, his stage and recording gear from 1968 to 2017, and forewords by author and respected vintage expert, Terry Foster, and Rush band member, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass is the ultimate compendium for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, and anyone who loves the bass guitar.
Also watch part of interview with Geddy here with Daniel Richler prior to Q and A
RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee will sign copies of "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass" on a European tour in June. Event tickets are available now for the U.K., Netherlands and Germany at Rush.com.
June 08 - London, UK - Waterstones Piccadilly (signing, 4 p.m.)
June 10 - Manchester, UK – Blackwell's @ International Anthony Burgess Foundation (Q&A hosted by Philip Wilding, signing 7 p.m./doors 6:30 p.m.)
June 12 - Glasgow, UK - Waterstones Glasgow Sauchiehall Street (signing 5:30 p.m.)
June 13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - ABC Amsterdam (6 p.m.)
June 15 - Hamburg, Germany - Sautter + Lackmann (signing 4 p.m.)
Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass
Book Signing with Geddy (all photos by Lina Pagoulatos)
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