RUSH's GEDDY LEE Announces West Hollywood Book-Signing Event

January 23, 2019

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee will sign copies of his "Big Beautiful Book Of Bass" on January 30 at Book Soup in West Hollywood, California between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Event guidelines:

* 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).
* Geddy will sign & personalize copies of "Geddy Lee's Big Book Of Beautiful Bass" only. Max two copies per person. He will not be signing memorabilia.
* No photos.
* There will be no online orders accepted 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 attend, an unsigned copy will be held for pick up after the event.
* 8 p.m. is an approximate end time. The actual end time may vary.

"Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass" was released December 18. The standard edition of the 408-page hardcover tome sells for $75 and showcases the bulk of Geddy's personal collection of bass guitars.

Among the instruments showcased in the book are by Fender, Gibson/Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Hofner, Ampeg — and lesser-known-but-influential global luthiers such as Antonio Wandr Pioli, Dan Armstrong and Tony Zemaitis.

Interspersed in the book are interviews by such high-profile players and technicians as John Paul Jones, Adam Clayton, Robert Trujillo, Jeff Tweedy, Bill Wyman, Les Claypool, along with Pete Townshend's legendary guitar tech, Alan Rogan.

In a recent interview with Q104.3's "Out Of The Box With Jonathan Clarke", Lee talked about what he loves about collecting instruments and named a few of his favorites, including a 1961 Fender Precision Bass that was owned by THE WHO's John Entwistle and which Lee acquired with Rogan's help. The other gem of Lee's collection is a pair of 1964 Fender Jazz Basses in decoder red.

"One spent its life under a bed. It's barely been played; it's pristine," he explained. "And the other one pictured beside it I found in Ireland, and it was owned by a single bass player who played in his own Irish show band for 45 years. And when I open the case of that, the first thing that comes out is the smell of cigarettes and beer. And that thing has war wounds, and, oh my god, it took my tech [John 'Skully' McIntosh] weeks to clean that thing up and make it playable. But when you see the two side by side, it really tells such a wonderful story."

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