Geddy Lee announced he’ll publish his autobiography in the fall of 2022. The Rush bassist wrote the still-untitled memoir while in lockdown in Toronto and revealed on social media how he spent the pandemic, posting in part, “There were some shiny silver linings to be found at home: teaching my grandson the finer points of baseball and birdwatching, tending to my pups (one of whom was quite ill) and spending the evenings with my lovely better half, glass of Armagnac in hand, as we watched every European mystery show ever produced. Oh, and another thing: I began to write. Words, that is.”
Lead went on to explain that the long shadow of Rush drummer Neil Peart’s 2020 death played a part in inspiring the upcoming tome: “My friend and collaborator on the Big Beautiful Book Of Bass, Daniel Richler, saw how I was struggling in the aftermath of Neil’s passing, and tried coaxing me out of my blues with some funny tales from his youth, daring me to share my own in return. So I did — reluctantly at first, but then remembering, oh yeah, I like wrestling with words.”
- Out now is Geddy Lee‘s Big Beautiful Book Of Bass. 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 recently deceased legendary guitar tech, Alan Rogan.
CHECK IT OUT: Geddy Lee’s Instagram post announcing the upcoming memoir: