Vocalist, bass, and keyboard player for the Canadian progressive rock legends, Rush, Geddy Lee was the son of Polish parents who were both survivors of Nazi concentration camps that immigrated to Canada after the war. His distinctive, high-pitched voice, and virtuosity on the bass guitar had a major role in the multi-million selling success of Rush and have had a lasting influence on generations of rock and heavy metal musicians, ranging from New Wave Of British Heavy Metal giants, Iron Maiden, to thrash metal stars such as Metallica and the wave of neo-prog bands that emerged in the late 90s and early 00s. In addition to his composing, arranging, and performing duties for Rush, Lee also produced albums for various other bands, including Rocket Science, and launched his solo career with 2000’s well-received My Favorite Headache. Lee was also part of the Canadian rock ‘supergroup’ The Big Dirty Band, alongside members of Thornley, Big Wreck and Three Days Grace.
Followers: Manic Street Preachers, Dream Theater, Metallica, Spock’s Beard
Influenced By: Paul McCartney, King Crimson, Yes...