The Paramount+ series will feature Lee digging into the lives of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, and former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf der Maur, making music, and taking part in a range of extracurricular activities, from canning tomatoes with Novoselic, to surfing with Trujillo.
“I’m trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things,” a sarcastic Lee says in the trailer. “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?” Check out the trailer above.
“The idea for this show was born out of interviews I did for my first book The Big, Beautiful Book of Bass,” says Lee. “I was struck that these accomplished musicians also lived incredibly interesting, multifaceted lives offstage. Who knew bass players were so effin’ human?”
Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too? will premiere on Paramount+ on December 5 in the US and Canada, and December 6 in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
It’s been a busy time for Geddy. Earlier this month, he announced “My Effin’ Life In Conversation.” The tour will see the Rush singer/bassist bring to life his forthcoming memoir My Effin’ Life, due for release on November 14 on Harper Collins.
Produced by Live Nation, the 14-city tour kicks off on November 13 at The Beacon Theatre in New York, making stops across North America in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and more before wrapping up in Toronto at Massey Hall on December 7.