Rush’s Geddy Lee Joined By Members Of Nirvana & Metallica In New Docuseries

October 26, 2023

There’s a new docuseries coming out in December that has Geddy Lee, bassist and singer of RUSH, asking one question: Are bass players human, too? And by the tone of the teaser-trailer, you can expect this series to be a lot of fun!

As you saw – Lee visits bass players Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Melissa Auf Der Maur of Hole, Robert Trujillo of Metallica and Les Claypool of Primus!

In the trailer, Lee says, “I’m trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things. 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 start streaming on December 5, exclusively on Paramount+.

Meanwhile, Geddy is releasing his forthcoming memoir, “My Effin’ Life”, on November 14 (through HarperCollins) and will tour to support; in addition to the five dates in the U.K., there will be 14 more cities added to the North America leg. That starts November 13 at the Beacon Theatre in New York.

The idea of the tour is Geddy will give you a peek into his life, from childhood into the history of his icon band, RUSH. You’ll hear about personal memories with his lifelong friends and bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. Lee will be interviewed for these dates and will read key passages from “My Effin’ Life”. And then, yes, you guessed it – Geddy will answer fan questions too!

Lee 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”, edited Noah Eaker, is 512 pages and be available as a hardcover or as an e-book.

First the memoir, now the docuseries. Which are you more excited for? Personally, I can’t wait for both! Incredible!