Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rush bassist Geddy Lee featured in HOSS magazine

An up close and personal profile of Rush bassist Geddy Lee is featured in the cover story of the next issue of Homeowner's Simple Solutions (HOSS) magazine.

Due on newsstands November 19, the November/December Holiday issue presents a ‘backstage pass’ of sorts as Lee brings readers inside his Toronto home to discuss his many personal passions – everything from wine to art to baseball to collecting vintage bass guitars and more.

The Rush bassist reveals his vast wine collection, with hundreds of brands decorating his home as an extension of a wine cellar that houses over 5,000 bottles.

Lee shares his love of art, which shifted from photography to more traditional fare during a major US tour with Rush in the late 1980s.

“It didn’t matter what city I was in, I would go to an art gallery,” says Lee. “What kept me sane on that tour was learning about art. You can learn a lot by buying the books and going to every gallery you can and seeing what they have there – letting your eyes take it all in.”

An avid Toronto Blue Jays fan, Lee’s home is decorated with scores of baseball memorabilia. In 2008, he donated almost 400 signed baseballs from his personal collection – all them autographed by former Negro League baseball players – to the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

The cover story is rounded out with a "Closer To The Heart with Rush" contest that provides readers with a chance to win a custom Fender Squire vintage modified jazz bass 70s’ guitar complete with a custom engraved R40 Pickguard, among other prizes.

Full contest details are available at hossmagazine.com

The HOSS feature syncs up with the November 20 release of “R40 Live”, a new package that presents Rush live in concert in their Toronto hometown over two nights this past June.

See also:

Rush members discuss group’s future
VIDEO: Rush premiere Subdivisions from R40 Live
VIDEO: Rush premiere Tom Sawyer from R40 Live
Rush members to guest star on NBC-TV’s Chicago Fire
Search Rush at hennemusic