Renowned Rush vocalist and bassist, Geddy Lee, is gearing up to host an exciting new documentary series that seeks to address a pivotal question: Are bass players indeed human? Scheduled to premiere on Paramount+ on December 5th this year, the four-part series features Geddy Lee venturing into the worlds of fellow bassists including Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Melissa Auf der Maur of Hole, Robert Trujillo of Metallica, and Les Claypool of Primus.
This captivating docuseries serves as a complement to Lee’s recently released memoir, “My Effin’ Life,” which made its debut on November 14th this year. In the series trailer, Lee expresses his mission, stating, “I’m trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things.” The footage provides glimpses of Lee engaging in various escapades with his fellow bassists, from crafting canned goods with Novoselic to catching waves with Trujillo.
The series takes an in-depth look into the lives, careers, and inspirations of these bass maestros, offering audiences an intimate perspective. Premiering in the United States and Canada, the series will be available the following day in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
While Geddy Lee is undeniably devoted to the bass guitar, his passion for musical instruments extends beyond. Notably, his Rush bandmate, Alex Lifeson, revealed in 2021 that Lee possesses an impressive collection of 350 instruments. Lifeson shared insights, stating, “Geddy, on the other hand, I think has around 350, and he did a lot of collecting when he was preparing for his book [Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book Of Bass]. And he had also collected some 6-string instruments as well. But he is a collector, he’s always been that way. His baseball memorabilia collection is amazing… he’s got that bug.” Get ready for an entertaining exploration of the multifaceted world of bass players with Geddy Lee as your guide.