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Geddy Lee

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Aqua Teen Hunger Force Musical Guests

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force, also known by its alternate titles Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, Aqua Something You Know Whatever, and Aqua TV Show Show, has been one of the most bizarre and ubiquitous shows in television history. As an 11-minute animated feature on Adult Swim, it's been enormously successful, ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Rock Bassists in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Geddy Lee Edition

    I could sit here and write paragraphs about my appreciation of Geddy Lee. He was the first true influence I had as a bass player when I was in high school. For years after, I admired not just his talent as a musician, but his ability to improve and grow. He is also underrated for how great a "rock" ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    Clockwork Angels

    Veteran rockers Rush brought their steampunk-themed concept album to Toyota Center December 2.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Last Night: Rush at Toyota Center

    Rush Toyota Center December 2, 2012 I can't stop thinking big. I can't stop thinking big. Most bands could never manage to come up with a concept album, let alone more than one. And, certainly, any band that did have the chutzpah to make a concept album for their nineteenth release wouldn't think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Yes and Zeppelin? 5 True All-Star Near-Collaborations

    Quick, what's your dream supergroup, living or dead? When I was a big prog nerd, mine was Peter Gabriel on vocals and lyrics, David Gilmour and Robert Fripp on guitar, Geddy Lee on bass, Bill Bruford on drums, Tony Levin on Chapman stick, and Rick Wakeman on keys. Come to think of it, that still sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    In Prog We Trust: Five Progressive Rock Bands You Hate, But Shouldn't

    There are some forms of music that struggle to find critical acclaim while others are loved by critics but universally dismissed by the public. Then, there is another group that, despite a loyal and sometimes massive cult following, are disliked by critics and everyday music fans alike. Meet prog-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    John Paul Jones' Six Coolest Led Zeppelin Bass Lines on His 66th Birthday

    Growing up listening to rock music and being a bass players wasn't always a super exciting proposition. Most of the great bassists of all time are jazz musicians. Being a rock bass player means holding down the low end and keeping the groove intact. While this can still be challenging -- I've seen s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs Rush...Again

    Photo by Jeff Balke​A couple years ago, I was sitting on the back porch at the Continental Club talking music with a fairly well known music writer who seemed to believe that anything with a big hook or the slightest inkling of musicianship beyond the garage band aesthetic was utter garbage. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    The 10 Greatest Rock Bassists of All Time

    Me (right), God help me, and Billy Sheehan circa 1990.​Last week, Neph Basedow wrote her list of the 11 greatest female rock bass players and she took a little heat for it, including some from me. But, she also got a lot right. At the very least, she highlighted the most under-appreciated musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    And, Uh, Um, OOPS: The Third Members Of Great Musical Trios You Probably Can't Name

    ​Last night we all watched as Governor Rick Perry blanked on the third department he would do away with if he was elected president. It was one of those moments - a la Scanners - when we all tensely waited for his head to explode, figuratively. Of course we love the guy and he's too precious t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Saturday Night: Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds At Jones Hall

    ​The Houston Symphony feat. Susan Calloway Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy Jones Hall July 16, 2011 Rocks Off scrambled like a mad bastard last year in order to catch Final Fantasy Distant Worlds at the Houston Symphony. This year, we were only marginally better prepared, but no less ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    How Much Does Houston Like Rush? A Lot.

    Photos by Groovehouse/ Click link for a slideshowRush's Geddy Lee: "Hmmm... looks like a sellout to me."​Rush's "Time Machine" tour was well-named in more ways than one. Not only did the Canadian trio perform 1981's Moving Pictures in its entirety, but the tour transported the concert industry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    One Live Humpback Whale: Local Fantasy Tour Riders

    ​Everyone probably knows that top-selling bands like Van Halen routinely demand everything short of the moon and stars for their tour contract and rider, but specifically No Brown M&Ms. Some bands have a schedule for required nourishment, or in Rush's case, for booze. The "Weekly Booze Schedul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Saturday Night: Rush At The Woodlands

    Photos by Groovehouse​Rush Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 25, 2010 For more images from Saturday's show, see our slideshow here. The veteran Canadian nerd-rockers brought their Time Machine tour to The Woodlands Saturday night, with all that the name implies. The stage theme was a ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2010
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    September 3, 2010

    Five Reasons Your Bass Player Hates You

    ​John Entwistle. Paul McCartney. Cliff Burton. Flea. John Paul Jones. Geddy Lee. Les Claypool. Geezer Butler. Lemmy. Lemmy! These are just some of the best bassists that rock and roll has ever seen. But not all is bright for these folks, thumping or picking away on their rumbling four-string ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Coheed & Cambria Prog Out With Their Fro's Out

    Photo By Groovehouse​Mid-afternoon on Friday, prog-metallers Coheed & Cambria hit the stage for an hour of guitar histrionics and lead singer Claudio Sanchez's trademark Geddy Lee-style banshee's wail. With a signature sound that usuals coats the walls of any indoor venue the band plays, C& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Aftermath: Slipknot and Coheed and Cambria at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Mark C. AustinCorey Taylor never told his fans that everything would be OK. Not on an album, not in the press and most definitely not at a live show. The lead singer of Slipknot, the Iowa noise-metal band that set up shop at Verizon Wireless Theater Wednesday and tonight, instead alw ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009
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    August 9, 2007

    The Dark Crystal

    Jim Henson’s fantasy film features a RUSH look-alike

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Take Me Out...

    ...to the ball game. Lauding baseball-in-rock's finest moments.

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    Companions Unobtrusive

    Rush -- quite possibly the whitest band on earth -- has a surprising number of black fans

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Rock Star 101

    Panic in Detroit learned to play before they learned to party

  • Film

    June 5, 2003

    Foreign Affairs

    L'Auberge Espagnole observes the exotica of Barcelona through the eyes of a nitwit

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Rush

    Friday, August 16

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    No Doubt

    Tuesday, May 7

  • Music

    January 20, 2000
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    January 7, 1999
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    December 26, 1996

    Heavy, Man

    An endless drum solo for... the ten worst concept albums of all time

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Rush to Judgment

    Critical darlings? No. Fan favorites? Yes. Stubborn survivors? As all Rush Rangers know, absolutely.

  • Calendar

    January 20, 1994
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