October 25, 2023

Geddy Lee, legendary bassist and vocalist of RUSH, stars in a new docuseries set out to answer one question: Are bass players human, too? He visits fellow bass players Krist Novoselic of NIRVANA, Melissa Auf Der Maur of HOLE, Robert Trujillo of METALLICA and Les Claypool of PRIMUS to explore their expansive worlds beyond music.

According to Rolling Stone, the trailer shows Lee trading licks with Auf Der Maur, flying in an airplane with Claypool, canning tomatoes with Novoselic, and surfing with Trujillo.

"I'm trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things," Lee says in the trailer. "Join me as I travel to the homes of four bass legends and dive deep into their lives. And their inspirations. Plus some fun making music, as I try to answer one really important question: Are bass players human too?"

"Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too?" will be available to stream on December 5, exclusively on Paramount+.

As previously reported, Geddy will bring to life his forthcoming memoir "My Effin' Life", due for release on November 14 by HarperCollins. In addition to the five dates in the U.K., there will be 14 more cities added for North America that kicks off on November 13 at the Beacon Theatre in New York.

The evening promises to be a once-in-a-life-time event. After the curtain rises, Lee will give his fans a peek into the very fabric of his life: from a deep reflection of his family and childhood, to a dive into the history of RUSH; from the determined pursuit of music, to the personal memories with his lifelong friends and RUSH bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. Joined on stage by a special guest interviewer, Lee will be reading key passages from "My Effin' Life"; he will then share thoughts and stories taken from his experience. Fans will then have the chance to participate in a special Q&A, with Geddy answering their questions directly.

Geddy says: "Writing this book has meant spending so much time living in the past. I've never lived my life looking anywhere but forward, which is why I resisted doing this kind of thing for so long. Being in a band all those years was reassuring because it was an ongoing thing. It felt like it was forever. There was always unfinished business: the next record, the next set design, the next tour. It's been the theme of my life. But you need a lot more determination to proceed in the world of music without the comfort of your bandmates, and I can only hope that finishing this book will release me to return to what I do and love best."

"My Effin' Life", which was edited Noah Eaker, will be 512 pages and be available as a hardcover or as an e-book.

In September 2022, Lee and Lifeson joined Dave Grohl, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith and TOOL's Danny Carey onstage at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles to pay tribute to late FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Lee and Lifeson previously reunited in August 2022 at Red Rocks and then again in early September 2022 at the London edition of the Hawkins tribute.

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