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    Rush's Geddy Lee On Interviewing John Paul Jones For His Upcoming Book

    Rush’s Geddy Lee Talks Massive New Bass Book, Meeting John Paul Jones Lee details the “treasure hunt” obsession that fueled his ‘Big Beautiful Book of Bass’ and how the project revitalized his creative process https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/rush-geddy-lee-bass-book-interview-767961/ Excerpt: Q: A cool side perk of writing this book was that you got to interview so many iconic bassists. Obviously Led Zeppelin was a huge influence on early Rush, so it’s fitting that you spoke with John Paul Jones. Geddy: First of all, he’s an incredibly lovely guy. If you ever have the opportunity to sit down with one of your heroes, it’s never an easy situation — it’s always a bit nerve-racking, and you never know what to expect. When I started putting the book together, I realized, “This kind of book can be really dry. How do you bring these pieces of wood and plastic and metal to life? You show the people who played them.” That led me on two directions: stock photographs going back to the period that show the people that I listened to holding these instruments; through my memories and nostalgia we have a connection between that instrument, the time it was made, and the bands in England or the U.S. that were playing them. The other thing is talking to people who played them or collected them and can bring more insight than I can possibly bring in my seven-, eight-year experience collecting. I could have very happily done a book of nothing but talks with bass players. But it wasn’t just about just choosing the greatest bass players in the world — that’s an endless list, and there are a lot of guys I would have loved to sit down with for an hour or two; but if they didn’t have a strong connection to the theme of the collection, then I didn’t feel it was appropriate to call them up. John, for example, was perfect for me because a) he was such an influential player in my life; b) he plays what I consider the greatest period of Fender Jazz Bass, a ’62, on all those early Zep albums; and c) he’s a lovely guy. He’s the perfect combination of someone to interview. He took my request very seriously. I sent him a letter saying, “Here’s what Im doing. I would love to sit down with you for an hour and talk about your first or favorite instrument.” He showed up ant my place in the U.K., paid for his own taxi, brought two basses with him, came over for the afternoon. He originally used this bass that he no longer owned. He actually tracked one down and purchased it so he could show me what his original bass was like. That shows the level of seriousness of the person. We just had a great talk. What I really wanted to get out of people like him and Bill Wyman were their memories and motivation — what was it like in the early Sixties to go shopping for a bass? We’re talking about basses that are 50, 60 years old now, but there are a few guys around still who knew what was available to a young player in London in the late Fifties, early Sixties. What kind of basses did you dream of owning? How were these basses that are in the book acquired, and could you afford to acquire them? All these bassists began their lives on cheaper instruments, and they made do with what they could get and aspired to these better ones. It was really fascinating. (2010 photo)
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    ROBERT PLANT - Scandinavia 2019 Tour Dates

    ROBERT PLANT Scandinavia 2019 TOUR DATES: https://www.robertplant.com/timetable Jun 13, 2019 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Stockholm County https://link.seated.com/0025f665-8743-4a15-852a-0c670dc83b4d Jun 15, 2019 Bergenfest Bergen, Hordaland https://link.seated.com/c64e6ab8-ebab-45d8-bb12-cbcdc0e93c12 Jun 17, 2019 The Big Challenge Festival Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag https://link.seated.com/3f4d1cb7-9c2f-4e7b-948a-b0d6107e942c Jun 19, 2019 Harstad Kulturus Harstad, Troms https://link.seated.com/8340f453-d7a2-410a-8d80-23e57bf861ef Jun 21, 2019 Bodohallen Bodø, Nordland https://link.seated.com/e10d2924-3103-4ba4-a197-ba7de894a6fd Jun 25, 2019 Driv Tromsø, Troms https://link.seated.com/e4b949d0-7379-43d6-8cee-c0c69400323d Jun 27, 2019 Svalbard Huset Longyearbyen, Svalbard https://link.seated.com/8048221d-8792-491d-a26d-a3118fb65b61 Jun 29, 2019 Svalbard Huset Longyearbyen, Svalbard https://link.seated.com/77babffd-d98e-4125-ab91-33f9d81662a8 Jul 2, 2019 Fredriksten Fortress Halden, Ostfold https://link.seated.com/0aa89ec5-d2c3-4dd6-860c-2d137899323e
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    Soundboard used to record Stairway To Heaven up for auction!

    sold for: $142,424
  13. By Feyyaz Ustaer | December 11, 2018 In a recent article published by Music Radar, Rush frontman and bassist Geddy Lee has shared his favorite bass guitarists. He also revealed his thoughts about Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. Here’s the statement: “What a complete musician. He began as keyboard player before picking up the bass. Even before Led Zep, he was one of the most popular studio musicians in London at that time. You’re talking about the London sound! He played on all those Mickie Most records and was an arranger as well. His role in Zeppelin was a lot more profound that people credit him with. He could play keys, had an ear for arrangements and wrote great bass parts – just listen to what he does on What Is And What Should Never Be. Full props to John Paul Jones for contributing to my book. We had met before – he’s such a lovely and easy guy to talk to. He made it easy for me as an interviewer; I was on the other side of the table, which was a new gig for me! He has revealed the untold story about him and said: He has such amazing stories. I was looking for people that could light on the period of time and were also collectors. I didn’t just pick great bass players, because that’s a list that never ends. That day when I interviewed him – here in London about a year ago – he sat there fiddling around while we got ready. He played Heartbreaker and everyone in the room stopped talking and moving. It was all about one man on his ’62 Jazz Bass.” https://metalheadzone.com/rush-frontman-reveals-the-untold-story-about-led-zeppelin-bassist-john-paul-jones/
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