Rush bassist, lead vocalist, and keyboardist Geddy Lee, recently posted a photo on his Instagram account and reminisced a year filled with amazing memories while wishing that he will soon reunite with his fans.
As you know, Geddy Lee is one of the most famous bassists of all time, and his passion for his instrument encouraged him to study the history of bass for seven years. Having done extensive research, Lee decided to write a book about the history of bass, alongside a detailed analysis of his big bass collection.
The ‘Big Beautiful Book of Bass‘ also includes interviews with world-famous bassists such as Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, U2’s Adam Clayton, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, and many more. Lee’s book was highly appreciated by both his fans and bass lovers which gave him the idea of doing a book tour.
Lee’s book was released in late December 2018, it achieved critical acclaim and even ranked 2nd on Amazon’s Musical Philosophy & Social Aspects category. In 2019, Lee did a book tour, met thousands of fellow bass players and fans, and created some of the best memories of his life.
In his recent Instagram post, he reminisced the ‘terrific’ memories he has of 2019 and said that it is very weird to find himself in lockdown, anticipating a different kind of holiday season just a year later. However, he also said that he cannot wait for this ‘plague‘ to be over so that he can reunite with his beloved fans and peers.
Here’s what Geddy Lee said in the caption of his Instagram post:
“As I sit here in lockdown, anticipating a different kind of holiday season (thanks for nothing 2020!) I am very thankful that I was able to get out and about in 2019, for my BBBoB Book Tour. I met so many cool bass folk, long time fans, and a few normal people too! Although there was some ‘work’ involved, it left me with some terrific memories.
So thanks to all of you that came out for a fist bump (see? good idea, no?) and to all of you that dig the BBBoB… I hope that once this plague disappears, I’ll be out there again to say ‘How’s it goin’ eh?’ Oh, and if you click on the link in the linktree, you’ll find a short film on the BBBoB Euro Tour, thanks, Paul! Please enjoy a few shots of me ‘slaving away.'”
You can check out the photo that Geddy Lee posted on his Instagram account and watch the video of his book signing event below.