Geddy Lee, one of the most iconic bassists in rock history, is hosting a new four-part documentary series called “Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too?” The series will feature Lee interviewing and jamming with fellow bass legends such as Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Les Claypool of Primus and Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, and Melissa Auf Der Maur of Hole, and Smashing Pumpkins.
In a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station, Robert Trujillo spoke about his experience filming the series, saying: “It was a lot of fun. I got to hang with Geddy for two days solid… I’d met him before, but we were hanging out for 10 to 12 hours through the weekend. And we just kind of threw it all into two days. We had two beautiful days down in SoCal. And it’s basically a lifestyle hang.
He wants to know, or wanted to know, what’s it like in the world, in the life of Robert Trujillo outside of bass? And he came by the house. We went down to Venice Beach. We kind of got a bit of education on the history of my neighborhood and some of the people I grew up with. It was really, really cool. And the stars kind of aligned those two days. The waves weren’t huge. They filmed me surfing, and I did the best I could with what we had. And yeah, it was just a lot of fun. It was just one of those weird weekends where everything kind of came together.
My son was actually playing a gig too — I think it was on the Saturday night that he was there — and he came out and checked that out. I think he was only gonna stay for, like, two songs and he ended up staying for, like, 10 songs. So it was pretty cool. And the funniest thing was people that were there to see the show were, like, ‘Wait a minute. Is that Geddy Lee?’ There was the triple take and the quadruple take, ’cause he had a lot of fans there. But it was just so surreal that he was hanging at a local gathering. We were talking neighborhood kids, neighborhood parents. I mean, it was all very, very localized. And he’s coming out there from Toronto.”
The series is sure to be a fascinating and entertaining look at the lives of some of the most talented and influential bass players in rock history. It’s also a testament to Lee’s own passion for music and his desire to learn more about the people who create it.
The trailer for the series promises to be a must-watch for any fan of rock music, with Lee saying that: “I’m trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things. Join me as I travel to the homes of four bass legends and dive deep into their lives. And their inspirations. Plus some fun making music, as I try to answer one really important question: Are bass players human too?”