Rush's Geddy Lee to Guest Star on 'Murdoch Mysteries'
Today, the vocalist/bassist shared on Instagram — where he holds the fantastic handle @geddyimages — that he would appear in a forthcoming episode of the CBC program, set to air March 21 via the broadcaster and their streaming platform CBC Gem.
Fittingly, Lee's guest appearance will be on a music-themed episode. A summary reveals that in "Devil Music," the 21st episode of Murdoch Mysteries' fifth season, the detective played by Yannick Bisson "investigates the murder of a musician whose death was narrated in a blues song."
Lee's announcement came alongside a shot of himself on set, in costume, where he joked of a close friend in Primus, "#isthatmeorLesClaypool." His appearance on the show follows that of another Toronto-based special guest: Raptors head coach, noted record collector and musician Nick Nurse.
Lee's appearance on Murdoch Mysteries is a long time coming. As you'll see below, series star Bisson shared a sneaky snap of the Rush icon sitting across the aisle from him on a flight back in 2017. Now, they have a much nicer photo together.
Rush will treat their seminal album Moving Pictures to an expanded anniversary reissue next month. Lee's friend and bandmate Alex Lifeson also announced plans to auction some of his most iconic instruments.
🚨THIS IS NOT A DRILL🚨 Next week's episode is going to have you RUSHING to your screen, so make sure to clear your schedule. 😏 With big things happening and a familiar face, you don't want to miss this one! 🍼🎶 pic.twitter.com/pnpXudNILS— Murdoch Mysteries (@CBCMurdoch) March 15, 2022
CELEBRATE THE MOMENT. 🎶 🤟 Next week the one and only #GeddyLee steps into the LIMELIGHT as a guest star on #MurdochMysteries! 🤩 What role do you think this WORKING MAN will play? Find out Monday at 8/8:30 NT only on @cbc and @cbcgem. pic.twitter.com/52BnXnk5Pj— Murdoch Mysteries (@CBCMurdoch) March 16, 2022