My Effin Life

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The long-awaited memoir, generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos, from the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Rush bassist, and New York Times bestselling author of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. Geddy Lee is one of rock and roll's most respected bassists. For nearly five decades, his playing and work as co-writer, vocalist and keyboardist has been an essential part of the success story of Canadian progressive rock trio Rush. Here for the first time is his account of life inside and outside the band. Long before Rush accumulated more consecutive gold and platinum records than any rock band after the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, before the seven Grammy nominations or the countless electrifying live performances across the globe, Geddy Lee was Gershon Eliezer Weinrib, after his grandfather was murdered in the Holocaust. As he recounts the transformation, Lee looks back on his family, in particular his loving parents and their horrific experiences as teenagers during World War II. He talks candidly about his childhood and the pursuit of music that led him to drop out of high school. He tracks the history of Rush which, after early struggles, exploded into one of the most beloved bands of all time. He shares intimate stories of his lifelong friendships with bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart—deeply mourning Peart’s recent passing—and reveals his obsessions in music and beyond. This rich brew of honesty, humor, and loss makes for a uniquely poignant memoir.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Geddy Lee
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2023-11-14
File : 797 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780063159426


Geddy Lee S Big Beautiful Book Of Bass

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"It's not surprising that sooner or later I'd dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars."—Geddy Lee From Rush frontman Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, comes the definitive volume on the subject. Geddy's love of the bass has been nurtured over a lifetime spent in the limelight as one of the world's premier rock bassists. For the past seven years, he's dedicated himself to studying the history of the instrument that's been so essential to his career, collecting hundreds of basses from around the globe. Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed in breathtaking detail by Richard Sibbald, and with insight from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over 250 classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection. Representing every tone in the bass palette, every nuance of the rock and roll genre as well as blues, jazz, pop, and country, this one-of-a-kind collection features so-called "beauty queens"—pristine instruments never lifted from their cases—as well as "road warriors"—well-worn, sweat-soaked basses that proudly show their age and use. Complete with personal commentary from Geddy that showcases his knowledge both as a musician and an aficionado, this luxuriously produced volume is a revelatory look at the heavy hitters in the world of bass—Fender, Gibson/Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Höfner, Ampeg—and lesser known but influential global luthiers such as Antonio Wandr Pioli, Dan Armstrong, and Tony Zemaitis. The book also features interviews with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin); Adam Clayton (U2); Robert Trujillo (Metallica); Jeff Tweedy (Wilco); Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones); Les Claypool (Primus); Bob Daisley (Rainbow); Fender expert and owner of the legendary Gibson Explorer, Bass Ken Collins; veteran guitar tech for The Who, Alan Rogan; plus comments from many other great players across three decades of rock and roll. Written in Geddy's singular voice, this book reveals the stories, songs, and history behind the instruments of his inimitable collection. Complete with an index and a graphically designed timeline of the history of the bass, as well as an up-close look at Geddy's basses on Rush's final R40 Tour, his stage and recording gear from 1968 to 2017, and forewords by author and respected vintage expert, Terry Foster, and Rush band member, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass is the ultimate compendium for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, and anyone who loves the bass guitar.

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Genre : Music
Author : Geddy Lee
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-12-18
File : 408 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780062747846


Summary Of My Effin Life By Geddy Lee

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My Effin’ Life "My Effin' Life" is a memoir by Geddy Lee, the iconic bassist of the Canadian progressive rock trio Rush, and was published on November 14, 2023. The book is a comprehensive look at Lee's life and career, spanning his early beginnings to his rise to fame with Rush. Geddy Lee, born Gershon Eliezer Weinrib, delves into his personal history, including his family background and the harrowing experiences of his parents during World War II. His narrative captures the transformative journey from his roots, where his grandfather was a victim of the Holocaust, to his emergence as a respected figure in the rock and roll world. The memoir is not just about Lee's professional achievements but also offers an intimate look at his personal life. It discusses his childhood, the pursuit of music that led him to drop out of high school, and the early struggles of Rush before they became a globally recognized band. The book is generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos, adding a visual dimension to the stories he shares.

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Genre : Study Aids
Author : thomas francis
Publisher : BookSummaryGr
Release : 2023-12-17
File : 137 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9791222486444


Geddy Lee

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A AGUARDADA AUTOBIOGRAFIA DO BAIXISTA DO RUSH. Geddy Lee é um dos músicos mais respeitados do rock. Por quase cinco décadas, sua habilidade como baixista, vocalista e tecladista foi parte essencial do sucesso do Rush. Aqui, pela primeira vez, está o relato de sua vida dentro e fora da banda. Muito antes de o Rush acumular mais discos de ouro e platina consecutivos do que qualquer outra banda de rock, ficando atrás somente dos Beatles e dos Rolling Stones, de ser sete vezes indicado ao Grammy ou das inúmeras apresentações eletrizantes ao redor do mundo, Geddy Lee era Gershon Eliezer Weinrib, batizado em homenagem ao avô, morto no Holocausto. Conforme narra essa transformação, Lee relembra sua família, especialmente seus amorosos pais e suas experiências horríveis como adolescentes durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial; fala abertamente sobre sua infância e a busca pela música que o levou a abandonar os estudos; e traça a história do Rush, que, após um começo difícil, aconteceu e se tornou uma das bandas mais amadas e influentes de todos os tempos. Também compartilha histórias de sua amizade de longa data com os companheiros Alex Lifeson e Neil Peart - lamentando profundamente a recente perda do baterista - e revela suas obsessões na música e além. Essa mistura rica de honestidade, humor e perda resulta em uma autobiografia como nenhuma outra.

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Genre : Music
Author : Geddy Lee
Publisher : Editora Belas-Letras
Release : 2023-11-30
File : 781 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9786555373059


Geddy Lee

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A AGUARDADA AUTOBIOGRAFIA DO BAIXISTA DO RUSH. Geddy Lee é um dos músicos mais respeitados do rock. Por quase cinco décadas, sua habilidade como baixista, vocalista e tecladista foi parte essencial do sucesso do Rush. Aqui, pela primeira vez, está o relato de sua vida dentro e fora da banda. Muito antes de o Rush acumular mais discos de ouro e platina consecutivos do que qualquer outra banda de rock, ficando atrás somente dos Beatles e dos Rolling Stones, de ser sete vezes indicado ao Grammy ou das inúmeras apresentações eletrizantes ao redor do mundo, Geddy Lee era Gershon Eliezer Weinrib, batizado em homenagem ao avô, morto no Holocausto. Conforme narra essa transformação, Lee relembra sua família, especialmente seus amorosos pais e suas experiências horríveis como adolescentes durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial; fala abertamente sobre sua infância e a busca pela música que o levou a abandonar os estudos; e traça a história do Rush, que, após um começo difícil, aconteceu e se tornou uma das bandas mais amadas e influentes de todos os tempos. Também compartilha histórias de sua amizade de longa data com os companheiros Alex Lifeson e Neil Peart - lamentando profundamente a recente perda do baterista - e revela suas obsessões na música e além. Essa mistura rica de honestidade, humor e perda resulta em uma autobiografia como nenhuma outra.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Geddy Lee
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Release : 2023-11-30
File : 0 Pages
ISBN-13 : 6555373040


Contents Under Pressure

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Celebrating Rush’s 30th anniversary, this retrospective of Canada’s most successful music group examines each of the band's approximately 20 lauded records and sold-out tours, eliciting fresh insights into the marriage of Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee’s clas

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Martin Popoff
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2004-08-13
File : 309 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781770901414


Driven Rush In The 90s And In The End

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The conclusion to the definitive biography of the rock ’n’ roll kings of the North. Includes two full-color photo inserts, with unearthed photos of the band. “A must for Rush fans.” — Library Journal on Anthem, book one of the Rush Across the Decades trilogy In this conclusion to his trilogy of authoritative books on Canada’s most beloved and successful rock band, Martin Popoff takes us through three decades of “life at the top” for Rush’s Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. Though this era begins with the brisk-selling Roll the Bones and sees throngs of fans sell out international tours, there is also unimaginable tragedy, with Peart losing his daughter and his wife within the space of ten months and, two decades later, succumbing to cancer himself. In between, however, there is a gorgeous and heartbreaking album of reflection and bereavement, as well as a triumphant trip to Brazil, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and — some say surprisingly — the band’s first full-blown concept album to close an immense career marked by integrity and idealism.

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Genre : Music
Author : Martin Popoff
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2021-04-27
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781773056692


The Art Of Rush Serving A Life Sentence

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Newly expanded and updated, this beautiful coffee table book delves into the 40-year relationship between Rush and their longtime artist and illustrator, with a foreword by drummer and lyricist Neil Peart! Containing original illustrations, paintings, photography, and the incredible stories behind each album that Hugh Syme has designed with the band since 1975. The book's narration was written by music journalist Stephen Humphries and includes in-depth interviews with each Rush band member and the artist. The Art of Rush also contains entertaining anecdotes and commentary from a wide array of notable musicians, actors, athletes, writers, radio personalities, and Rush insiders about their favorite Rush album covers, which clearly reveals how vital and impactful the visual representation of their music has been through the years. One of the hallmark's of Rush releases is the considerable care and consideration that goes into each one--including the conceptual artwork. Readers may be surprised to discover just how much effort went into each concept and the execution for every album cover! Some of the regaled stories include furtively crossing the border for a guerilla-style shoot for A Farewell to Kings, trying to herd a warren of rabbits for the cover of Presto, descending into the depths of an autopsy lab to find a brain for Hemispheres, and a stunt involving fire, whiskey, and photographer Deborah Samuel for Moving Pictures. But no history of the band's art would be complete without the story of the creation of arguably the band's most iconic image, The Starman from 2112. "From the first time Hugh and I met, we shared a level of communication that would sustain us through all the years of discussing art by long distance," says Rush's Neil Peart. The Art Of Rush is a must for fans of Rush, art, and music everywhere.

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Author : Hugh Syme
Publisher : IDW Publishing
Release : 2021-09-21
File : 292 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1684058694


Do You Feel Like I Do

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From his early rise to fame to battles with his health, this revelatory memoir by legendary guitarist Peter Frampton celebrates the life of a rock icon. Do You Feel Like I Do? is the incredible story of Peter Frampton's positively resilient life and career told in his own words for the first time. His monu-mental album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned three top-twenty singles and sold eight million copies the year it was released (more than seventeen million to date), and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January 2020. Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age, first as the lead singer and guitarist of the Herd and then as cofounder—along with Steve Marriott—of one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. Frampton was part of a tight-knit collective of British '60s musicians with close ties to the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Who. This led to Frampton playing on George Harrison's solo debut, All Things Must Pass, as well as to Ringo Starr and Billy Preston appearing on Frampton's own solo debut. By age twenty-two, Frampton was touring incessantly and finding new sounds with the talk box, which would become his signature guitar effect. Frampton remembers his enduring friendship with David Bowie. Growing up as schoolmates, crossing paths throughout their careers, and playing together on the Glass Spider Tour, the two developed an unshakable bond. Frampton also shares fascinating stories of his collaborative work with Harry Nilsson, Stevie Wonder, B. B. King, and members of Pearl Jam. He reveals both the blessing and curse of Frampton Comes Alive!, opening up about becoming the cover boy he never wanted to be, his overcoming sub-stance abuse, and how he has continued to play and pour his heart into his music despite an inflammatory muscle disease and his retirement from the road. Peppered throughout his narrative is the story of his favorite guitar, the Phenix, which he thought he'd lost in a fiery plane crash in 1980. But in 2011, it mysteriously showed up again—saved from the wreckage. Frampton tells of that unlikely reunion here in full for the first time, and why the miraculous reappearance is emblematic of his life and career as a quintessential artist.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Peter Frampton
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2020-10-20
File : 317 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780316425339


Effin Birds

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A compact, comprehensive, and very silly field guide featuring more than 200 of the rudest birds on earth—from the creator of the Webby Award–winning hit Instagram account! Effin’ Birds is the most eagerly anticipated new volume in the grand and noble profession of nature writing and bird identification. Sitting proudly alongside Sibley, Kaufman, and Peterson, this book contains more than 150 pages crammed full of classic, monochrome plumage art paired with the delightful but dirty aphorisms (think “I’m going to need more booze to deal with this week”) that made the Effin’ Birds feed a household name. Also included in its full, Technicolor glory is John James Audubon’s most beautiful work matched with modern life advice. Including never-before-seen birds, insults, and field notes, this guide is a must-have for any effin’ fan or birder.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Aaron Reynolds
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Release : 2019-10-15
File : 210 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781984856289