Monday, November 4 at 5PM
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass
EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
- This event is a signing only.
- Vouchers are required to join the signing line.
- Vouchers are the cost of the book and will be available online only. Vouchers may only be picked up in-store the day of the event, November 4, 2019. Vouchers will not be mailed prior to the event.
- Vouchers include a hardcover copy of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass.
Online sales for this event will end at 3PM on November 4, 2019. This event has sold out.
- Geddy Lee will sign and personalize each copy of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. No other memorabilia will be allowed into the signing line.
- Geddy Lee will not take posed photos at the signing table, but attendees are welcome to take photos from the line.
- If you purchase a voucher and cannot attend the event, a book will be held for you behind the registers for 30 days after the event.
ABOUT GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock music’s thunderous, rumbly bottom end—the bass—in this unique, lavishly illustrated, full-color compendium showcasing over two hundred rare, iconic, beautiful, and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection
In this luxurious keepsake volume, Geddy Lee chronicles the fascinating history of one of rock music’s foundation instruments, the bass guitar. Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed by Richard Sibbals, and with insight from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John “Skully” McIntosh, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over two hundred classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection. The book combines knowledge and observations gleaned from Geddy’s long, successful career with new and behind-the-scenes photos, ranging from his earliest days to Rush’s sold-out 40th anniversary tour in 2015, plus personal interviews with some of the world’s top bassists and collectors.
A musician and guitar freak, Geddy has acquired the magnificent bass models that have been the backbone of the world’s greatest popular music, from greats such as Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, and Jack Bruce. The book features vintage basses from 1950 through the mid-1970s—the golden age of guitar making.
Suffused with Geddy’s intelligence, taste, and disarming wit, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass is also an entertaining look at a legend’s career on stage, in the studio, and at home. Geddy shares his views of the role of the bass guitar in his life and in the lives of the great players who’ve influenced him, revealing his passions and motivations, and ultimately broadening fans’ appreciation of his beloved instrument.
ABOUT GEDDY LEE
Geddy Lee is the vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for the Hall of Fame rock group Rush, with drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson. The most successful Canadian music group in history, Rush is only third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums sold by a rock band, and has performed before millions of fans around the world. Ranked by Rolling Stone as among the top bassists of all-time, Rush’s energetic frontman has long been acclaimed for his wizard-like musical talent and mesmerizing performances. Geddy lives in Toronto, Canada.
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