New Docuseries ‘Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too?’ has the Rush Frontman Behind the Scenes with Four Legendary Bassists

Rush’s Geddy Lee has been busy. Earlier this month he revealed the title of his memoir and announced a tour to support it. Yesterday, Lee announced a new docuseries Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too?  

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The four-part series will see Lee spending time with four iconic rock bassists. He’ll go behind the bass with Robert Trujillo, Krist Novoselic, Les Claypool, and Melissa Auf der Maur.

Trujillo joined Metallica in 2003. Currently, he’s the band’s longest-serving bassist. Before joining the legendary metal band, he laid down the low end for Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, and Infectious Grooves among others.

Novoselic was the bassist for and one of the founding members of Nirvana. Additionally, he formed Sweet 75 and Eyes Adrift after Nirvana disbanded. Novoselic has also played bass and accordion for the Foo Fighters and other bands.

Auf der Maur got her big break when she joined Hole in the mid-‘90s. After leaving the band, she joined The Smashing Pumpkins as a touring bassist.

Claypool may be one of the most innovative bassists in modern music. His style includes slapping, tapping, strumming, and the use of a tremolo bar. He has founded and played bass in several bands. However, he is best known for his work with his main band Primus.  More specifically, Claypool’s bass playing and vocals define the band’s sound.

Lee pitches Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too? as a “different kind of music show,” in the series trailer. “I’m trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things,” he adds.

The trailer shows Lee and his fellow bass players making music together. However, that’s only a small portion of what the show has to offer. He spends time outdoors and does a little fishing with Claypool, surfing with Trujillo, and canning tomatoes with Novoselic. Additionally, Lee appears to be hiking with Auf der Maur in the trailer.

Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too? premieres on Paramount+ on December 5 in the U.S. and Canada. Viewers in other territories will be able to stream the docuseries the next day.

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