Rush’s Geddy Lee Announces Canadian Book Tour

Rush’s Geddy Lee has announced that he will be signing copies of “Geddy Lee’s Big Book Of Beautiful Bass” on a Canadian tour. The trek will coincide with the launch of “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Bass” exhibit, which is set to open at Studio Bell at The National Music Centre (NMC) on May 26.

Tour Dates:

05/22 Victoria, BC – Bolen Books (Signing 7 p.m.)
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Indigo Metrotown (Signing 7 p.m.)
05/25 Calgary, AB – NMC – Q&A & Signing/Bass Exhibit VIP 1 p.m.)
05/26 Calgary, AB – NMC – Geddy Lee’S Big Beautiful Bass Exhibit Opens To Public
05/26 Edmonton, AB – Costco 1112 West Edmonton (Signing 2 p.m.)
05/27 Winnipeg, MB – Costco 549 Winnipeg South (Signing 5 p.m.)
05/28 Toronto, ON – Indigo Bay And Bloor (Signing 7 p.m.)
05/29 Ottawa, ON – Centrepointe Theatre (Interview with Signing 7 p.m.)
06/01 Richmond Hill, ON – Cosmofest (Signing 1 p.m.)
06/03 Oakville, ON – Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts (Interview with Signing 7 p.m.)
06/04 Montreal, QC – Rialto Theatre (Interview with Signing 7 p.m.)

It is worth noting that Lee will personalize and sign each book, but there will be no extra time for him to sign Rush memorabilia.


Rush To Release “A Farewell To Kings” Graphic Novel

Rush have announced that they will be releasing a new graphic novel focusing on the making of their 1977 album “A Farewell to Kings.” The book will be available on September 10 and it will allow fans to “relive the trials and triumphs alongside Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart as they create the masterpiece of progressive rock that gave birth to ‘Closer to the Heart’ and the majestic ‘Xanadu’.” It was co-written by Fantoons’ David Calcano and Lindsay Lee and it will feature artwork by Juan Riera and Ittai Manero. The story was written with input from Lifeson and producer Terry Brown, who was also recruited to write the foreword. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Rush To Release “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” On Vinyl For The First Time

Rush have announced that they will be releasing “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” on vinyl for the first time on June 7. That effort was recorded during the band’s April 15, 2011 show at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. The set featured a full album performance of “Moving Pictures,” as well as a number of other tracks.

Track Listing:

Side A:

01. “The Spirit of Radio”
02. “Time Stand Still”
03. “Presto”
04. “Stick It Out”

Side B:

01. “Workin’ Them Angels”
02. “Leave That Thing Alone”
03. “Faithless”
04. “BU2B”

Side C:

01. “Freewill”
02. “Marathon”
03. “Subdivisions”

Side D:

01. “Tom Sawyer”
02. “Red Barchetta”
03. “YYZ”
04. “Limelight”

Side E:

01. “The Camera Eye”
02. “Witch Hunt”
03. “Vital Signs”

Side F:

01. “Caravan”
02. “Moto Perpetuo – featuring Love For Sale”

Side G:

01. “O’Malley’s Break”
02. Closer to the Heart”
03. “2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx”
04. “Far Cry”

Side H:

01. “La Villa Strangiato”
02. “Working Man”

Geddy Lee (Rush) Announces San Francisco Book Signing

Geddy Lee (Rush) has announced that he will be signing copies of his “Big Beautiful Book Of Bass” book at at Barnes & Noble Corte Madera in San Francisco, California on March 2 at 2:00 p.m. You can find tickets and more information HERE.

Geddy Lee (Rush) Announces West Hollywood Book Signing

Geddy Lee (Rush) has announced that he will be signing copies of his “Big Beautiful Book Of Bass” book at Book Soup in West Hollywood, California on January 30 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Here’s the 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.

[via Blabbermouth]

Rush Frontman Announces “Geddy Lee’s Big Book Of Beautiful Bass” Signings

Rush’s Geddy Lee will be celebrating the release of his new book “Geddy Lee’s Big Book Of Beautiful Bass” (out December 18) with some book signings. They will be held at IndigoSpirit in Toronto, ON on December 17 and at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ on December 18. More dates are being lineup up for 2019 as well. The book will feature Lee’s collection of bass guitars and the stories behind 250 famous and rare basses, as well as interviews with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Adam Clayton (U2), Bob Daisley, Les Claypool (Primus), etc. Richard Sibbald photographed the basses and Alex Lifeson wrote one of the forewords.

Geddy Lee On Rush: “There Are Zero Plans To Tour Again”

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Geddy Lee was asked about the current state of Rush. He responded with the following:

“I can’t really tell you much other than that there are zero plans to tour again. We’re very close and talk all the time, but we don’t talk about work. We’re friends, and we talk about life as friends. I can’t really tell you more than that, I’m afraid. I would say there’s no chance of seeing Rush on tour again as Alex [Lifeson], Geddy, Neil [Peart]. But would you see one of us or two of us or three of us? That’s possible.”