Geddy Lee Covers All the Bas(s)es in Docuseries with Members of Nirvana, Metallica, Hole, Primus

'Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too?' streams at Paramount+ on December 5

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 25, 2023

Rush singer/bassist, memoirist and Murdoch Mysteries scene-stealer Geddy Lee has questions. Well, one in particular: do bassists qualify as actual humans?

This question has haunted him to the degree that most existential quandaries aren't able to reach, with the musician set to explore it in a new Paramount+ docuseries. The four-part series, aptly Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too?, hits the streaming service on December 5, and features in-depth conversations between Lee and fellow low-end frequency forebears Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, Metallica's Rob Trujillo, Hole/Smashing Pumpkins' Melissa Auf der Maur and Primus's Les Claypool.

"I'm trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things," Lee explains in the trailer. "Join me as I travel to the homes of four bass legends and dive deep into their lives. And their inspirations." The clip sees him surfing with Trujillo, canning tomatoes with Novoselic, flying a plane with Claypool, and walking in the woods with Auf der Maur, among other activities — including, of course, fingering some sweet licks. 

Watch the trailer for Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too? below.


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