I look forward to poring over these pages for years to come. This lavishly illustrated book presents one facet of Lee's own personal journey. One can tell that this book was conceived and assembled in the same way any Rush album was; Geddy just did what he loved, produced something he himself would admire and then shared it with us. Anybody who knows me is certain I intended to read this. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot. 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, 250 of which are presented here in breathtaking detail with specially commissioned photography by Richard Sibbald.
This is a signing only; photographs are only allowed from the signing line. You've left your mark and made the world a better place. As Geddy slinked out of the shadows with my Pachyderm bass in his mighty grips, the crowd slowly swelled to a frenzy of recognition. I use that stuff all the time with Dream Theater. The author proves an amiable tour guide through the history of electric bass guitars, starting in 1952 with the first mass-production model.
On event day you will need to get through the Main Gate, then get your Geddy Lee wristband once on the property, then locate the book signing line. Read more about the book at. As we all know, Rush is no longer and as I read about a certain pair of custom items from Le Studio I'm not giving away any book secrets here. He now shares his talent with you. A few years ago, he began to think about a way to share his collection with the world.
To help celebrate the launch of their new line of merchandise, Classic Frock is offering up a 10% discount for all Cygnus-X1 visitors. Of particular interest to me was a run down of all the gear he used during his Rush years and the photographs the go with it. Studio Bell will be open seven days a week from May 20 until September 2 and is open from 10 a. Similarly, the book started as a lengthy composition; at one point, Lee delivered an 835-page manuscript. He is not posing for selfies.
Hoping for a book signing tour! I forgot what I was gonna say!!! He came straight from Massachusetts, where he had done a signing the day before. Event tickets are available now in select markets at. Books must be purchased ahead of time on , the Universe ticket gets you a wristband provided to you on event day to meet Geddy Lee. Highly recommend the hardcover version. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe.
His enthusiasm for the instrument, for becoming a collector of them, and for creating such a lavish volume is a real joy for me, and I really can't thank him enough for this book. I go by that as a way of making an interesting life. I have my pre-order on Amazon, nothing on RushBackstage as of yet. He recalled being impressed by the musical efficiency in Nashville. All tickets purchased for the old venue will remain valid. Com have just announced a list of new cities Geddy will be visiting as a continuation of his Big Beautiful Book of Bass Signing Tour. A sample of Geddy's book is now available on the main site at this.
Equally delightful are his personal thoughts on how someone who was never really a bass collector becomes such a thoughtful one, and his account of how such a high-profile musician goes from really not knowing all that much about the history of his instrument to being avidly well-versed in it. The trip will start with a signing session in London at Waterstones Piccadilly on 8 June. Barnes and Noble was the place, in center city. The influence Geddy has had on me as a bass player and the impact Rush has had on my life is nothing I could ever put in to words. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. Check out further details in our gallery, below.
Noteworthy looking for a guitar version of this to compliment. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. Get the real thing, the massive, real, heavy thing that is this book and get absorbed in the story of the bass. This will be the definitive book on the bass, from one of the most respected players in history. Geddy Lee's enjoyment of and reverence for the instrument comes through on every page, with sincere appreciation, great humor and keen attention to detail. This is a great rundown of basses, their history, the goods and bads, the feelings, the songs they made noise on and the list goes on and on, but it's all in this book. 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.
Ranked by Rolling Stone as among the top bassists of all-time, Rush's energetic frontman has long been acclaimed for his wizard-like musical talent and mesmerizing performances. You may purchase up to two tickets. This is nothing less than an exploration of the history of the electric bass guitar, complete with incredibly beautiful pictures of vintage instruments, and punctuated by Geddy's own experiences with many of these basses. New projects are what expand your mind, expand your way of looking at the world and fill up your reserve of information that you use to make your way through life. The most successful Canadian music group in history, Rush is only third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums sold by a rock band, and has performed before millions of fans around the world.