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Geddy Lee signs his BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS at B&N-Union Square

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Join Barnes & Noble - Union Square on December 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM as they host Rush frontman Geddy Lee for a signing of GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS, the definitive volume on Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.

To make this signing safe and enjoyable for all attendees, please read the below terms and conditions ahead of buying a ticket, so you know what to expect on the day. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no access to the event for non-ticketholders.

- One ticket grants you admission and one copy of GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS for Geddy to personalize. You may purchase up to two tickets. This is a signing only; photographs are only allowed from the signing line. Geddy will not sign memorabilia - only the book.

- All books will be personalized.

- On the day of the event: the line and ticket scanning will open at 5:30 PM, no earlier. The event officially begins at 7:00 PM.

- You will be required to show your ticket on the day of the event (which will be exchanged for a wristband), to gain entry, and as proof of purchase.

- Due to the anticipated high turn-out, please come prepared to queue – we will aim to keep you updated on your waiting time. Some outside queuing may be required, so please do come dressed appropriately for all weathers.

- The queue will be formed on a first come, first served basis.

- The exact time at which the event ends will be determined by the promoters on the day.

- To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise you not to arrive any later than the signing start time. Late arrivals may not have the opportunity to meet Geddy Lee.

- Due to health and safety and space limitations, those without a ticket will not be permitted to join the queue. Please inform us in advance if you require a carer to be present.

- Management have the right to refuse entry or remove anyone who does not comply with these rules or who fails to follow reasonable instructions on the day.

- All terms and conditions are at the discretion of the author and management, terms and conditions may change ahead of, or at the event.

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About GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS:

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.

*Author photo credit to: Richard Sibbald

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