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Friday, 12 March 2010

Geddy Lee (Rush)

Name: Gary Lee Weinrib
Born: 29th July, 1953 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Profile: He is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and keyboardist for the Canadian rock band "Rush".

History: Taking up bass as a teenager and influenced by the likes of John Entwistls (WHO). Lee then joined "Rush" in 1968 at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson. In 1973, their released their self-titled debut album and after honing their sound on a few albums, the trio went with relentless touring and their 1976 sci-fi concept album, 2112.

Throughout the 80's, Lee and "Rush" explored more modern sounds with Lee vocals becoming more restrained, they remained successful throughout the 90's, issuing successful albums and playing sold-out arena tours worldwide, until "Rush" went on indefinite hiatus in 1997.

In 2000, Lee issued his first ever solo album "My Favorite Headache" who was joined by ex-Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and ex-FM guitarist Ben Mink and in 2006, Lee joined Lifeson's supergroup the "Big Dirty Band".

Influences: John Entwistle (WHO), Jack Bruce (Cream), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), John Myung(Dream Theater), Les Claypool (Primus) and Cliff Burton (Metallica)

Axology: Fender Precision bass, Fender Jazz bass, Rickenbacker 4001 model bass, Steinberger bass, British Wal basses, Ampeg amplifiers and Gallien-Krueger amplifiers.


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