Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'Geddy'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • The Rush Forum
    • Rush
    • NEIL PEART - 1952-2020
    • On The Lighted Stage
    • Feedback
    • New World Women
    • Roll The Bones
    • Anthems
  • Board Information
  • General Discussion
    • Random Samples
    • Video Vertigo
    • Music Of The Spheres
    • Turn The Page
    • Exercises in Self-Indulgence
    • Making Modern Music
    • Food And Wine Aplenty
    • Reverse Polarity
    • One Little Victory

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start










X (Twitter)


Website URL



Number of Rush Concerts Attended

Last Rush Concert Attended

Favorite Rush Song

Favorite Rush Album

Best Rush Experience

Other Favorite Bands

Musical Instruments You Play

  1. I've always known that Geddy's parents were Holocaust survivors. Recently, I learned that they actually met in the concentration camp. They were even separated at one point, but through some miracle of human perserverance they were able to reunite and create a life together. The story is as poignant as it is tragic; and I couldn't help but be moved almost to tears. I got to thinking: without the holocaust, without the most awful and despicable event in modern human history, there would be no Geddy Lee, there would be no Rush. So, it begs the question, was it worth it??
  2. https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/444198 Good luck to the rich guy that can afford this.
  3. Sooooo... As you all (may or may not) know, I'm married and I think my husband is pretty darn cute, I'd say about once a day he does something, or looks at me a certain way and it makes me remember why I thought he was so yumm-o to begin with. When he introduced me to Rush the second time (which is when I fell in love with them) we were living together but we were just boyfriend and girlfriend, and one of the first things he said to me in order to get me to convert was that I'd probably think Geddy Lee is cute. Let me tell you, the way I imagined the band looking when I had only heard them and not seen them was a lot different than what they actually look like. So, after getting a healthy dose of the music of Rush in the car, we went home and stated watching videos on YouTube while "Beyond The Lighted Stage" downloaded to iTunes. My first view of Geddy was from a video from the 80's. No glasses, he may have even been playing the Steinberger bass, I know he kind of had the mullet/raccoon hat hair thing going on. I was like "yeah, he's pretty cute..." And then BTLS finished downloading and I was like "OH HELL YES HE'S FFFIIIINNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE CAN I GET A WITNESS!!!!" Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom. Something like that. But... It wasn't just that Geddy is easy on the eyes, it's also his personality and the way he carries himself. And I just thought "this is a good man, he's the kind of person I wouldn't mind investing my time in just talking to." And I just think he's a cool guy and I gravitate towards his sweetness. So on the day Rush became my favorite band, Geddy became my favorite member of the band. The fact that he also loves wine, baseball, and travel doesn't hurt either. Anyway, as some of you (may/may not) know. I was also sexually assaulted days before my 21st birthday and then once again by another man 4 years ago and those events were very damaging to my sexuality. So as much as I joke about how hot Geddy is and how much I'd like to see him without his shirt all of the time, etc... That's more my sense of humor coming out as I appreciate the physical from a mere mental standpoint. I don't really know what it's like to look at a man and get really turned on, or feel desire. I make jokes about Geddy's butt being cute and I've been known to pinch my hands together and say "sssqqqqquuuueeeeeeezzzzeeee" when he turns around during shows, or when he's doing a little wiggle. Anyway, I thought my husband knew all of this but last night he admitted to me that he's jealous of my crush on Geddy, which is just that. Regardless of the "dirty" things I might say, it really is a very sweet and innocent crush on him. But my husband didn't see it that way and I thought he would considering he knows how things in my past have affected me. And then, I posted some pictures on Facebook that my husband took in San Diego where you can see about 1" of Geddy's belly because I knew it would get the ladies really excited and my husband thought I was also getting really excited and it upset him but he didn't tell me until last night; but the reality is that I was just excited I had something for my Geddycorns. So, have any of your ladies ever dealt with a partner's jealousy over your crush on the boys? I'm just wondering how you handle the situation.
  4. https://kermitlynch....rs-and-friends/ I just found this blog. Don't know if anybody has seen it yet, what a cool story. Of Rock Stars and Friends Posted on September 20, 2011, 9:35 pm, by Steve Waters, under RUSH On a slow morning, years ago in the Financial District wine shop I used to work at in San Francisco, I peered out the showcase window overlooking Sutter Street and noticed a distinctive looking gentleman hopping out of a taxi cab. “Oh, my god, that’s Geddy Lee,” the bass-playing/singer of the Canadian rock trio, RUSH! It looked like he knew where he was going, because he walked right into the wine shop and up to me at the counter. We introduced ourselves, and after asking a few “feeler” questions, I quickly discovered that Geddy was a veteran wine aficionado. He was looking to buy a distinctive gift for some winemaker friends he was about to visit up in Sonoma County. We perused the mahogany wine racks of the store and Geddy settled on an older vintage of Château d’Yquem, the legendary Sauternes producer. I had helped a couple other rock stars previously (one in a particularly altered state of mind), but Geddy was different—as compared to the stereotypically drugged-out version, he was gracious, down-to-earth, and in possession of an ironclad musical pedigree. We said our farewells, and I quickly ran to the phone to call my buddy to say, “Dude! You’ll never guess who I just sold a bottle of wine to!!” Little did I know that my path and Geddy’s would cross again soon. My friend, colleague, and long-standing wine biz comrade, Daniel Madero, was hired by Kermit in early 2000. Daniel and I used to work together when I was a wine buyer and he was my sales representative from a Bay Area wholesaler. A position in the retail store became available at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, and Daniel recommended me for the job. After a few weeks, we were discussing allocations for a prestigious white Burgundy estate when Daniel said, “I’ve got a bunch of requests for this, but, this is pretty cool, Geddy Lee of RUSH wants some, too.” “Wait a minute! Geddy Lee is a client of Kermit Lynch?!” “He sure is,” Daniel replied. “I just spoke with him, and he said to let him know if I was interested in seeing the band when their upcoming tour hits town. Wanna go?” http://kermitlynch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/geddy-and-alex.jpgRUSH! Geddy really pulls out the red carpet when he puts you on his guest list. For our first RUSH concert since joining Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Geddy got Daniel and me fifth row center seats, all-access badges, and backstage passes to meet the band after the show. I didn’t have big expectations of what a RUSH show was like, but I walked away afterwards thinking, “Holy Shostakovich, that was fantastic!!! That’s a helluva lot of sound for only three guys!” (Alex Lifeson is the guitarist and Neil Peart is the drummer) It’s pretty amazing to consider that RUSH has been playing together (since ’68) for almost as long as the Rolling Stones and are considered the last, great power trio (think Cream). RUSH is third all-time behind the Beatles and the Stones with the most gold and platinum selling albums—pretty impressive. They are supremely talented musicians that are still at the top of their game. Even better, backstage, after handing out some RUSH t-shirts and tour programs and accepting our accolades, Geddy was more interested in discussing wine, the prestigious selections in the Kermit Lynch portfolio, and how great it must be to sell them. For a little while, I wasn’t sure who the rock star was anymore. As the years went by and my interactions with Geddy increased, I had a brilliant idea to get to know him better. I had suggested a few times that we should get together for dinner, and Geddy was always polite with my requests, but I wondered if he got asked this all the time from gobs of people. Luckily for me, a tour came through the Bay Area that allowed a free night for the band, and Geddy had said that he had always been curious about dining at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. “Well, how about we meet at the wine shop for a tour and a bottle of Domaine Tempier rosé, and then we can head up to Chez for dinner in the café?,” I proposed. Geddy accepted, and a few weeks later, he and Alex Lifeson were stepping out of their limo and into Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. We met Daniel at Chez Panisse for dinner and had a fantastic meal with magnums of 1998 J.L.Chave Hermitage Blanc and 1998 Domaine du Vieux-Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-pape Rouge. Both wines were spectacular. The show was the following night, and for the first time, Daniel and I were given the distinct honor of coming up on stage during the second set to “baste http://kermitlynch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/chicken-basters.jpgthe chickens.” Geddy has had a series of stage “props” behind him that allow an individual in costume the opportunity for a little onstage interaction. Theatre of the Absurd, if you will. In our case, as the band launched into “The Spirit of Radio,” it was chef outfits and a large rotisserie full of plastic chickens that needed to be basted. We even basted the rubber chicken that was a part of Neil Peart’s drum set! (Don’t think Neil was expecting that.) I must admit that I have become a RUSH fan since working with Geddy. I remember a couple RUSH tours when I was in high school, but it was listening to my older brothers’ constant appraisals of rock bands and musicians that they considered the most influential that stuck with me— “RUSH is pretty cool, but letmetellya, their drummer, Neil Peart, is the greatest rock drummer ever. Even better than Keith Moon!” (Speaking of Keith Moon, Kermit tells a great story from his early rock and roll days about a gig in Berkeley and a bartender who played at top volume The Who’s Live at Leeds, which had just been released, before, during their break, and after the show. In other words, Kermit’s band had some tough competition that night.) I would say Geddy Lee is equally worthy of consideration as one of the most influential rock bass players ever. He is a master of a wide range of bass-playing styles, and in combination with his signature Fender Jazz bass, creates a sound that is unmistakably Geddy Lee. Alex Lifeson is also an amazing guitarist. This past June RUSH came to town on another tour. It was my fifth show since working with Geddy, and RUSH stepped into a solid second place of bands I’ve seen the most often (a distant second only to The Grateful Dead). Daniel, Graeme Blackmore, General Manager of KLWM, wholesale rep Matt Gerloff, and I, piled into the car and headed to the show with a couple mixed cases of wine to put on Geddy’s tour bus. Even more extraordinary, all four of us have helped Geddy Lee buy wine over the years from Kermit Lynch—first there was Graeme, then Matt, Daniel, and then I “inherited” Geddy as one of my best clients. It was all in the Geddy family. Once again, we had great seats and the show was spectacular. After the concert, sitting in the artist guest area, we had a cold beer and waited to enter the inner sanctum of backstage to see Geddy and Alex. We walked back and hung out off to the side as Geddy chatted with another group of fans. We brought a bottle of a chilled white wine to share with the guys and pulled the cork in anticipation. As we filled our glasses, Geddy turned, caught my eye, and stepped forward and gave me a big ‘ol hug. Another year, another tour, and one more chance to hang with a rock star who, just as importantly, is a great client and a warm-hearted soul.
  5. I know that this will probably only happen in my wildest dreams, especially considering that Geddy is turning 61 this year and he's already said that he is fulfilled musically through being in Rush. But I would love another solo album from him. When I first really discovered Rush a few years back one of the first things I did was download his solo. I read a couple(?) of reviews that compared the album to just another Rush album but there is something different about it, especially lyrically. I know that a lot of the songs were co-written but I think Geddy had a lot more to do with the lyrics than he does with Rush songs and there is a different feel that I connect with even more than I do most Rush songs, and that is saying a lot. What do you guys think? Would you like to see another solo from Geddy or are you satisfied alone with Rush as a whole?
  6. My cousin, a huge Rush fan, once told me that the lyrics to The Analog Kid, New World Man, and Digital Man were based off of Alex, Neil, and Geddy respectively. I have done a fair amount of searching on the internet to try to confirm this and I have come up with nothing. Can any tell me if there is any shred of truth to this?
  7. Hi all! I'm a new poster, but have been a die hard Rush fan since for 30 years. One thing that I have always wanted to read, is what Geddy, Alex, and Neil each think in detail in retrospect on the development, writing, production, and feelings on each of their albums. I've heard a few things here and there from each of them, but I would like to know which records are each of their favorites and why, not just at the time of release, but in recent years. If course, the albums I'm most interested in hearing about are my favorites: Signals, Grace, Power Windows, Hold Your Fire, Presto, and Roll The Bones. Thanks for your help!
  8. I've always felt that the repeated piano note during the closing of The Spirit of Radio sounds like Geddy's proudest piano ever. Does anyone agree?
  9. I'm not sure if I'm like any of them myself, besides sharing a birthday with Geddy? I think I'd be more of an Alex due to his sense of humor with a little Geddy on the side for his refined side :D
  10. My bass player sent me this video asking if I would mind if he let himself be inspired by this guy. Of course not, I replied ;)
  11. Are the mirrors on the keyboard purely for theme purposes or is there a functional purpose? Did everyone notice the camera shot on The Garden where you can see Geddy in one of the mirrors?
  12. For local Vancouver fans of RUSH. We need your support to keep the music of RUSH alive! Come see your local RUSH tribute band "Moving Pictures" Live at the Blue Frog in White rock BC Saturday Sept 28 2013. http://www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html https://www.facebook.com/MovingpicturesRushTribute http://www.soundslikerush.com/index.html
  13. For local Vancouver fans of RUSH. Come see your local RUSH tribute band "Moving Pictures" Live at the Blue Frog in White rock BC Saturday Sept 28 2013. http://www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html https://www.facebook.com/MovingpicturesRushTribute http://www.soundslikerush.com/index.html
  14. Possible spoilers about what they'll play at the induction ceremony. http://www.thespec.c...aciously-bitter Rush was just starting to hit its stride on the world scene when the critics turned on progressive rock. The year was 1977 and Rush, a band that started out playing blues-rock in bars around southern Ontario, had been increasingly influenced by British prog rockers like King Crimson, Yes, Genesis and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. You can hear it in the band’s 1976 breakthrough album, 2112 and, even more in the followups: A Farewell To Kings (1977), Hemispheres (1978), Permanent Waves (1980) and Moving Pictures (1981). But, in 1977, the critics, especially those from influential Rolling Stone magazine, turned their attention elsewhere. Suddenly, The Sex Pistols, Ramones and The Clash were the bands that mattered. Punk was good. Prog was bad. Rush, personified by Geddy Lee’s high-pitched shriek, Alex Lifeson’s multilayered guitars and Neil Peart’s sci-fi lyrics, was an easy target. Rush fans — millions of them — were stigmatized as pretentious mullet-heads who would eventually grow out of their adolescent love for Rush and discover the true meaning of rock ’n’ roll. Interestingly enough, the fans stuck by the Canadian trio. Those fans grew up into business executives, lawyers and surgeons who still cherish their Rush records. During the past few years, critical opinions have changed. Lifeson and Lee are hailed as virtuosos. Peart is revered as rock’s greatest living drummer. Their influence on modern prog-metal bands like Tool and System Of A Down has been enormous. The Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction committee, led by longtime Rolling Stone publisher Jan Wenner, was slow to react to this changing tide. It took 15 years of Rush eligibility and more than 40,000 signatures on an online petition before they finally came to their senses and put the band on the nomination list. On Thursday, long-suffering Rush fans will receive their pound of flesh when the Canadian rock trio is inducted into the Hall of Fame during a gala concert/ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles (broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m.). The band members say they will accept the honour “graciously.” Still, some bitterness lingers. “We were eligible for 15 years and it really didn’t matter to us,” Lifeson told The Spectator in a phone interview from his Toronto home. “We joked about it. In fact we kind of wore it as a badge of honour that there was a core inside the committee that did not want us in there. Some said, ‘Over my dead body,’ literally, ‘before Rush gets in here.’ Which is fine, they can do whatever they want. It’s their museum. “So at the end of the day, it didn’t really matter to us at all. It was kind of nice to have that controversy go away, to a point. But our fans were very insulted by it and burned by it. Now they feel vindicated by it. Certainly not all of them do. There’s certainly a lot of Rush fans who think we should ignore it. “But the proper, courteous thing to do is to go and accept it graciously, try to make everybody happy, move on and never have to deal with it again.” Lifeson is well aware of the history and believes there are many other bands still suffering from that ’70s prog-rock backlash. “There seems to be a sense of unfairness, not just about us, but the whole genre of progressive rock music,” Lifeson, 59, says. “You can argue that a lot of bands should be in there even before us. Deep Purple has had an incredible impact on rock music and so many bands, as has Yes and King Crimson. There’s a long list. The Moody Blues should have been in there. They were incredibly inspiring to a lot of young musicians.” Still, there’s little doubt that Rush has benefitted from the controversy. It’s been a rallying point for diehard fans and forced outsiders to have a second look. Rush seem to be more popular now than ever before. Tours are guaranteed sellouts — there are still some tickets available for Rush’s July 6 date at Copps Coliseum — and the Rush fans can now wear their T-shirts with pride. “It’s really changed,” Lifeson says. “When you go back to the ’70s, we had lots of very negative press. It was water off the back after a while. “Now it seems we can’t get bad press. I miss it,” he laughs. “It’s just so odd that here we are, 40 years later, and now we’re respectable. Everyone wants a piece of us. It’s very fascinating, interesting.” One of the things that are making the Hall of Fame ceremony more palatable is the fact that Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will be at the podium introducing Lifeson, Lee and Peart. The two Foo Fighters were selected by the Hall of Fame to do the induction with the approval of Rush. “They are keen Rush fans and they understand where we come from,” Lifeson says. “In a lot of ways the Foo Fighters are similar. They stick to their guns and do things in their own way. Certainly Dave (Grohl) has come up for the last 25 years with that same sense of integrity and work ethic. They are terrific guys, the perfect choice.” Rush has been asked to perform some of the better known songs at the induction ceremony. “Tom Sawyer, Spirit of Radio and maybe YYZ,” Lifeson says. “They’ve asked us to do classic, kind of iconic songs and those three are the ones.” Will Grohl and Hawkins join Rush? Perhaps drumming with Peart? “There’s always a chance,” Lifeson says cryptically. “We’re working on some things.”
  15. http://www.cleveland.com/rockhall/index.ssf/2013/04/rush_canadian_prog-rock_band_r.html Rush fans had one word when they found out their heroes were to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Finally! And, it’s possible those fans can take some comfort in the knowledge that their fervent support may have had something to do with ensuring that bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart will stand on the Nokia Theatre stage in Los Angeles on Thursday night. For the first time in the short history of the Rock Hall, an online fan vote equaled a single vote on the voting committee. Though the Rock Hall won’t reveal total numbers, at least a quarter of those who voted checked the box next to Rush on their online ballots. "I think the outcry or the outpouring of support of our fans was noted by the voting committee," said Lee, in a call from Beverly Hills earlier this week. The band has been eligible since 1998. "I don’t think it was enough to turn the tide, but the noise and support from our fan base made the people on the committee take notice." Ed Stenger, founder of the Shaker Heights-based fan site rushisaband.com, is convinced that the site he founded in 2005 "played a small role in their induction." Stenger, a website developer for the Marcus Thomas marketing agency, has more than 10,000 subscribers to his site. It’s a pretty safe bet that they voted. Rush fans are nothing if not loyal. "I think it’s a hard thing to explain," said Lee, when asked about the passion fans have for Rush. "A lot of it has to do with how they came to our music. "In some ways, people come to our music at a time when they feel they need something our music has in terms of comfort or inspiration," he said. "It’s kind of a life experience for them. It gives them solace when they need solace, and that forms an emotional bond with the music." Then there’s the rebellious aspect. "There’s also something of a guilty pleasure, with Rush not being a mainstream band overtly," Lee said. "I think within our fan base, it’s something of human nature to champion something not everybody has heard of." That’s the sort of intellectual analysis you might expect from a man who is one-third of what arguably is the most famous of prog-rock bands. Rush’s sound — a union of Lee’s melodies and Peart’s lyrics, aided and abetted by Lifeson’s multiple-personalities guitar — is hardly the one-three-five of a blues band [although they did start out playing blues, and have dabbled in it over the course of their career], nor is it the typical and constant four-four time signature of most pop and rock bands. Rush segues from time signature to time signature, from effect to effect in songs that force the mind to work almost as much as they do the heart. Tunes like "Subdivisions," "Tom Sawyer," "Superconductor," "The Spirit of Radio" and "Caravan" are almost musical lassos, encircling and ensnaring any who listen. Even drum solos — a staple of 1970s arena rock bands — take on a thinking-man’s perspective when Peart does them, employing everything from roto-toms to a glockenspiel to electronic drums. They’re not so much driving, chest-thumping exercises as they are hypnotic rhythms that morph into melodies. A long career with ups and downs Mainstream or not, since forming in 1968 and releasing its first, self-titled, album in 1974, when Peart joined, Rush has produced 24 gold records and 14 platinum albums — and three of those platinum albums have gone DOUBLE platinum, meaning sales of 2 million or more. "Our career has been up and down," Lee said. "We’ve been around for 40 years. Not every one of our records has been happily received, but we set a goal in music not to have a couple of hit records and retire. Sometimes, you take one step forward and two steps backwards." Part of that is the band’s willingness to adapt — in some ways — to the music of the day, and yet maintain its own signature sound. "You have to be willing to absorb the new music going on around you," Lee said. "That’s part of being a contemporary musician. You can’t stay trapped in the ’70s. We’re very much like sponges. You’ve got to pay attention to what’s going on around you." To that end, over the course of the years, Rush has dabbled in everything from the blues to new wave, and put its own spin on all. Lee, Lifeson and Peart probably could cover "Mustang Sally" and it would come out prog. And don’t put that past them. "We do all kinds of things when we jam," said Lee, laughing at the prospect of taking prog-rock fans on a ride, Sally, ride. "Sometimes, Alex takes the mike and gets really stupid." That’s one reason Rush has been able to stick around so long. "We’re lucky because we LIKE each other," Lee said. "We’ve stayed sharp in terms of our playing ability. The fact is we still write music the way we want to write music, and we still enjoy the creative process. It keeps us interested in it, and we try to make sure there’s a heavy quotient of creativity and fun in it." For Rush fans, the word fun may be a bit of an anomaly, given the band’s predilection for somber, complex music. But the guys do like to have fun, and not just onstage. Lee recently threw out the first pitch in the Indians season-opening win against Lee’s hometown team, Toronto. "It was a bit of a breaking ball, a fake curve," he said, laughing again. "But it WAS a strike." It’s not the first time Lee and the Indians have come together. Bart Swain, director of baseball information for the Tribe, is a huge fan. "When Mark Langston was with us back in 1999," Swain said, "he surprised me one night. He knew I was a big fan. I met him in the lobby [of the Tribe’s Toronto hotel] that night and Geddy Lee picked us up and we all went out." They headed for a place called the Orbit Room .¤.¤. which just happens to be owned by Lifeson. "I was there with Geddy and Mark and all of a sudden, Alex shows up, so it’s the four of us," said Swain, whose first Rush album was the seminal "2112," purchased when he was 17 in 1987, 11 years after its initial release. "It was the greatest night of my life." Lifeson picking up the tab was just a small part of the reason. "There was a house band called the Dexters," Swain said, "and Geddy and Alex disappear. Ten minutes later, they’re onstage, with Alex on guitar and Geddy singing and doing ‘In the Mood’ and ‘Working Man.’ It was beyond unbelievable." A ‘very odd’ omission Like a lot of fans, Swain wondered why the band wasn’t in the Rock Hall already. "It just seemed very odd, given some of the credentials of the bands that were getting in there," he said. "There are a lot of conspiracy theories," said rushisaband.com founder Stenger. "There was a certain camp in the Rock Hall nominating committee that just didn’t like Rush, and they’ve prevented them from getting in all these years." As for Lee, he couldn’t care less. Though glad finally to be in, he has his own way of looking at things. Perhaps it’s that the Rock Hall may be mainly for artists who’ve coiled their guitar cords and traded their drumsticks for knitting needles. "We’re still functioning — touring and writing," Lee said. "We’re still young." With no rush to quit.
  16. They greeted Toronto, kicked in YYZ, stopped at the intro and the singer said "Sorry, that's all we know. Shout out to Geddy Lee!" Great show, highly recommend seeing this band live if you haven't.
  17. Hi all, I recorded Geddy's "Around the Basses" appearance on SiriusXM's Deep Tracks channel talking about bass players and baseball, and uploaded it to YouTube. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEOuGxMFs08 Enjoy!
  • Create New...