10 Important Things About Geddy Lee’s New Show

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Geddy Lee, the iconic bass player for Rush, is breaking stereotypes and showing that there’s more to him and his fellow bassists than just music. In his new Paramount+ docuseries, “Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too?” Lee takes viewers on a journey into the lives of bass players from notable acts, revealing surprising facets of their personalities and shedding light on what happens off-stage.

Geddy Lee’s Avian Adventures

Geddy Lee reveals his love for birdwatching and photography, exploring nature while on tour. This passion developed during his travels, and he shares this interest with Melissa Auf der Maur of Hole and Smashing Pumpkins fame.


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Les Claypool’s Culinary Capers

Les Claypool, known for his role in Primus, operates a gourmet hot dog stand with a unique Korean-inspired hot dog. However, the smell of kimchi led to its removal from the menu. “Nobody wants to buy wine that smells like farts,” Claypool humorously remarks.

Trujillo’s Musical Oasis

Robert Trujillo of Metallica showcases his stunning Spanish-style home in Topanga, California, filled with bass guitars. With an amp in nearly every room and at least three basses, Trujillo provides a glimpse into his musical haven.


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Pumpkins’ Rulebook

Melissa Auf der Maur compares her experiences playing bass with Hole and the Smashing Pumpkins. The latter had strict rules: “no mistakes, no days off, and you can’t get sick.”

Backstage Quirks with Lifeson

During a fishing outing with Les Claypool, the duo reminisces about pre-show jam sessions. Alex Lifeson of Rush once played guitar backstage using a tortilla chip as a pick, adding a quirky touch to their musical camaraderie.

Preservation with Novoselic

In a visit to Krist Novoselic’s rural Washington home, Geddy Lee gets hands-on with canning tomatoes. Novoselic’s commitment to preservation extends beyond tomatoes, as he helps restore a church and maintains a community park.

Claypool’s Influence on Lee

Geddy Lee admits that Les Claypool influenced his bass playing style. Watching Claypool on stage during the 1992 tour with Primus made Lee want to play funkier, showcasing the mutual admiration between the bass legends.


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Motown Roots for Trujillo

Robert Trujillo delves into his musical roots, revealing that his first concert experience was seeing the Isley Brothers. This exposure to Motown shaped his perspective on the importance of the rhythm section in music.

Novoselic’s Accordion Prelude

Krist Novoselic surprises viewers by showcasing his accordion skills rather than his bass playing. He started with the accordion and only picked up the bass after meeting Kurt Cobain.

Claypool’s Bass Quirkiness

Les Claypool clarifies that he does not play “slap bass” despite appearances. He emphasizes his distinctive “thumpin’ and pluckin'” style, inspired by Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone.

“Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too?” not only unveils the multifaceted lives of bass players but also provides a delightful and insightful look into the personalities behind the music. In short, Geddy Lee’s new show is a must-watch for music enthusiasts and anyone curious about the fascinating lives of bass players.

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