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Magic at your fingers: Geddy Lee’s “Big Beautiful Book of Bass” arriving in December


Mat Hayward/Getty ImagesWhen Rush‘s Geddy Lee plays that song that’s so elusive, he’s doing it on the bass guitar.  Now, Lee will express his love for the instrument in Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass, which hits bookshelves on December 4.

In the book, Lee will detail his own collection of vintage basses, which date from the 1950s to the 1980s.

“It’s not surprising that sooner or later I’d dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars,” says Lee.

The book also includes interviews with a variety of renowned bassists, including Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones, The Rolling StonesBill Wyman, U2‘s Adam Clayton, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo, Rainbow‘s Bob Daisley and PrimusLes Claypool. Additionally, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson contributes a foreword to the book.

“Written in Geddy’s singular voice, this book reveals the stories, songs, and history behind the instruments of his inimitable collection,” reads the book’s official description. “Geddy Lee’s Big Book of Beautiful Bass is the ultimate compendium for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, and anyone who loves the bass guitar.”

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