RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee‘s memoir, which was initially scheduled for launch within the fall of 2022, will now be made obtainable subsequent spring. In line with the site of the writer, HarperCollins, the guide will tentatively arrive on Could 16, 2023. The as-yet-untitled memoir, which might be edited Noah Eaker, might be round 400 pages and be obtainable as a hardcover or as an e-book.
Lee shared the information of his memoir in an Instagram put up in September 2021. On the time, he wrote: “So, how did I kill time through the pandemic? Little did I do know that as of March 2020 I might be locked down for over a 12 months and a half—the longest time I might spent in Toronto since I used to be nineteen and hit the Northern Ontario bar circuit with RUSH.
“Though [my wife] Nancy and I needed to cancel a bunch of adventures we would been planning, there have been some shiny silver linings to be discovered at house: educating my grandson the finer factors of baseball and birdwatching, tending to my pups (one among whom was fairly unwell) and spending the evenings with my beautiful higher half, glass of Armagnac in hand, as we watched each European thriller present ever produced. Oh, and one other factor: I started to jot down. Phrases, that’s.
“My buddy and collaborator on the ‘Massive Lovely Ebook Of Bass’, Daniel Richler, noticed how I used to be struggling within the aftermath of [RUSH drummer] Neil‘s [Peart] passing, and tried coaxing me out of my blues with some humorous tales from his youth, daring me to share my very own in return. So I did—reluctantly at first, however then remembering, oh yeah, I like wrestling with phrases. It is a much less bodily model of arguing with musical notes, with no Ricky doubleneck breaking my again! And shortly my baby-step tales had been turning into grownup chapters. Being the nuclear obsessive that I’m, I might write and re-write them, reassessing views within the narrative not simply by scouring my reminiscence banks however my diaries and piles of picture albums too. I used to be piecing collectively a thriller of a distinct form.
“I might then ship these improved and even illustrated tales to Daniel, who’d clear up a few of the grammar and take away quite a lot of the swearing (I like to fucking swear),and presto! In a voice that sounded, nicely, identical to me, a presentable, epic-length account of my life on and off the stage was taking form: my childhood, my household, the story of my mother and father’ survival, my travels and all kinds of nonsense I’ve spent an excessive amount of time obsessing over. And Daniel mentioned, ‘I feel you are writing a guide. An precise memoir, in truth.’ To which I replied, ‘Hmm… I suppose I’m.’
“I am rounding third on this as-of-yet untitled memoir, which might be printed by HarperCollins, edited by Noah Eaker.”
This previous September, Lee and fellow RUSH co-founder Alex Lifeson joined Dave Grohl, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS‘ Chad Smith and TOOL‘s Danny Carey onstage on the Kia Discussion board in Los Angeles to pay tribute to late FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Lee and Lifeson beforehand reunited this August at Pink Rocks after which once more in early September on the London version of the Hawkins tribute.