ET - Geddy Lee
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We have great interview for you coming up in a minute. I like I said holidays now behind us new year is here, and I'm going to be diving full-on into what probably will shape up to be as busy of a twenty nineteen as a twenty eighteen twenty eighteen for me was. Easily the busiest year, and certainly the year I traveled the most ever in my life from touring Mexico with the purple to the monthly broadcast from the rainbow to a brand new TV show on access TV that has me traveling all over the country covering music festivals. And even outside of the country a couple of times, it's been absolutely an incredible year in a can't wait to see what? Twenty nine thousand nine has in store now right out of the gate. Some stuff is going on including the big Namm show, which is now coming up in a couple of weeks in Anaheim, California for those not familiar with nam or what it is. It is a huge expo of folks that sell and manufacture music equipment, drums, guitars, drums, sticks. Anything that makes music even recording studio cables effects anything that has to do with the creation of. Music is on display every year in January at Namm people come from all over the world to look at the new gear the vendors all have booths there and a lot of artists who endorse the gear contractually after show up. To name because they have to be there for their endorsements in a lot of them, get free stuff and free equipment. And once a year they have to show up at nam and meet with the vendors and maybe do a signing at the booth. The interesting thing about nam as anybody knows who's been there is that it was originally put together. And by the way, nam stands for national association of music merchandisers. And it was originally a very strict trade show. Eight is only an event for the retail music industry. But over the years, it has become somewhat of a fan fest, and you really need to be a vendor or a guest of a vendor to get on the expo floor and on telling you, this thing is enormous. But it's become such a thing that fans just like, you know, they want to go to it. And it really is not a fan thing. And it's really not open to the public. But fans wanna go to it, honestly. Because a lot of music. Hang out at it. And they look at it as a chance to do mean greet. And to that end some of the vendors even have signings and meet and greets at their booths. Which doesn't make a lot of sense when you consider it supposed to be an industry show, but it's become this mix of a lot of different things. And it is enormous enormous event. I've gone the last couple of years, I host a few things there, and I'll be going again for a wearing a bunch of different hats for years. I didn't go to them because it's just not something that I would go to unless I had a function. But the last few years I've had opportunities to do things there. One of which is an award show called the hall of heavy metal history, which is coming into its third year. And I will host once again, and that happens the Wednesday prior to nem at what used to be the Wyndham, and is now the Marriott just up the street from the expo center in Anaheim, so host that on. Day night Wednesday Thursday Friday, I'll do my volume show from their live with some guests. And I'll also host the Ronnie Montross remembered show, which is a Montross tribute that happens that Friday night and on top of all of that. I'm going to be shooting an episode of my access show trunk fast. So and that was the catalyst get me there. You know, I don't usually do stuff at Namm or go to nam unless there is something that brings me there. And then if there is then I'll build some other things around it. So when access came to me and said, hey, we'd like to do an episode of trunk fast for season two from them. Great idea. And they said we'll get you out there. We wanna do this than I extended the trip and built some other things around it. So it's going to be a busy run of time with a lot of cool things going on. And I'm I'm looking forward to that. That'll be the first road trip for me of this new year coming up in in. Jeez. Less than a couple of weeks. I guess I mean, probably like a week and a half or so. I'll tell you more about it when we get closer. And then after that we're starting to look at and get into the cruises that I host every year not necessarily host. I host one of them the others. I broadcast from. But I've been doing my volume show on board. Several great music cruises over the last couple years and that will happen again. There are three going out in February. The first one will be cruise to the edge, which is the progressive rock crews that happens early February that'll be followed by what was called the moody blues cruise now is called on the blue crews, and that'll be followed by monsters of rock cruise which is the one that I also host, and I am, you know, most in my wheelhouse in terms of the type of music ideal with but I've enjoyed the other cruises in the past. There are a lot of fun. It's a great exploration. To learn about some other music and have some of those artists on my show on volume. It's awesome. Doing a live national radio show from a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. Also, really cool experience in a fun thing to do. So I'm definitely doing cruise to the edge. I'm definitely doing monsters of rock cruise. I'm not really sure. Sure, and I won't be for another few days. Whether I'm going to be able to do the on the blue crew's, aka moody, blues cruise because of potential scheduling conflict, but at least two maybe three cruises in February. And also another crew's coming up in October. That would be the megadeath crew simply called the mega cruise. So there's a lot of stuff lined up already. I'm already getting hit up about some concerts and festivals rock. La home will be here before you know, it. There's just a ton of great stuff going on. And I'll keep you informed of all of it on my social media Twitter at Eddie trunk Instagram at Eddie trunk and the fan page on Facebook. And don't forget the official online home, which is of course, Eddie trunk dot com. So that's what's going on as we are already into a new year. And as you can hear a lot of cool things already in the works and more to come. I'm sure that. Second season of trunk faster access TV will debut sometime in the summer as I'm actively shooting new episodes for that. And once the festival start ramping up that will start happening even more. If you wanna see trunk fast episodes from season one access is currently airing an episode of week at seven pm eastern time four Pacific on Wednesdays. So check your listings if you have access TV which comes up as a excess and again the show's called trunk fast. They've been showing one episode seven PM eastern on Wednesdays. Why they are not showing them like crazy and spreading around and doing them in blocks for the life of me. I will never know. But I don't run the network. I'm just happy to be doing a second season. Maybe we'll be doing that. Or they'll be doing that more. When there's more episodes. I'm told but trying to get the word out there and establish this thing and let people know it's there I do hear from people who have seen it but new new season coming, and I it's import. To let people know the show is is happening and exists in ramp up to season two. So thank you for those that do watch and looking forward to it. What really is much more of a travel show than anything people checking out the season of trunk fest to common. Hopefully, if you haven't seen episodes from season one you'll be able to do that as well. All right. So. I have for you this week. An interview that took place on my Sirius XM show a couple of weeks ago with Getty Lee, dropping by my studio. Needless to say, I've been a lifelong Russian. I've known the guys in rush for many many years. I've interviewed Getty, and Alex countless times both TV and radio and even interviewed Neil, peer. And yes, it is. How you say his last name properly wants revenge one classic. I did an hour. One on one interview with Neil. I don't know that would have been back around four maybe. Every once in a while, it it pops up on YouTube, and sometimes somebody takes it down at pops back up again, but it's been out there quite a bit. And that was a pretty amazing moment because Neil doesn't do much doc. And as we know so I caught win that Getty was going to be promoting. A book on bass guitar that he recently released and I had back and forth conversations for a while. With the rush camp in Toronto. And finally it was confirmed fairly late but Getty Lee was doing a book signing in New Jersey. He's only done to my knowledge to signings for his book on bass guitar one in Toronto one in New Jersey, both have happened already. And the book just came out like a week before Christmas and Getty Lee. They were going around and round about when he would come in. And and when we could do this. And finally it all worked out I didn't get the amount of time. I would have liked with Getty. I mean, I would love to solid hour or two hours. And I was, you know, got to be honest with you, I was kind of tweaked because the interview came through me, and I worked to get the interview. And then, of course, the minute he got into Sirius XM got pulled in five other directions. And I'm sitting there waiting for him to get to me would an interview I very much door orchestrated. And I'm getting my time cut. I get being a team player. But I I was not all too happy about that. If I'm being honest, but I did get I guess about a solid thirty minutes with Getty. And I hope that we can do something more substantial I've yet to see the book, but I hope to be getting that soon. And I hope that once I do we can do something more. Stansel because we really just sorta scratched the surface on bass guitar players, and it was cool because he mentioned Bob days -ly, and he mentioned Pete way. And you'll hear we get some great stories from these guys. And then, of course, talk a little bit about rush. Now along those lines. The interview you're about to hear made huge news around the world for a couple of days after it. Aired. And that news was generated because I asked Getty about. The. Future of rush, and he volunteered that as you'll hear in the interview that Neil peer the line was Neil is not only retired from rush. He's retired from the drums. When you hear this interview and Getty Lee, say that I don't really do much follow up on that. I let him speak and kind of move on. And the reason why is because it didn't faze me at all as being a big deal. I was kinda surprised how few people apparently knew that. And the reason why I didn't at that moment. Be like, well, I just got some great news. You know, some big news in. Well. We gotta get into this is because my assumption was just everybody knew that. I been hearing for a couple of years that Neil doesn't even have drums in his house that once the final rush show happened. He was done done done playing being around drums anything. So I've been hearing that for years, and if you watch the rush documentary time stand still. Without saying it, it's over, you know, they didn't we talk about this a little bit. They didn't play the farewell card. They're not going to do that. And they just kind of quietly drifted away. But the news that it made. When Getty Lee says that about Neal was shocking to me. Because I just figured everybody knew it. I just figured I mean, you have course, everyone knows that rush ended because Neal was done and it had been widely reported. He doesn't even play drums anymore. And I can see that it's a huge revelation. But everyone else did I'm telling you this thing. It went all over the place all over the world that line. And I wish that I. And maybe it's bad on me. But I wish that I would have. Acknowledged that. That was such a big deal because I would have embellished on it. I guess a little bit more. But that was the huge takeaway from this interview. And a lot of other other really interesting things in the interview sort of dot overshadowed because of it so you'll be able to listen to that. If you didn't hear it. And if you'll be able to hear firsthand now what you know doubt read about if you follow any of the rock online outlets. And look I've said many times to me rush. Always does things in a classy way. And they ended in my opinion as much as it sucked to see him end. They ended as best as any ban could end. Sounding good intact real live playing their entire catalog. Incredible production, ending his friends taken a, and that's it. Now what Getty and or Alex do? Now is anyone's guess at Getty as you're about to hear it put a ton of work into this book and took a lot of time and travel for him to do that. And now he is starting to think about what he's going to do with music Alex has been doing things as well. So maybe in this new year of twenty nine thousand nine it'll be the year that we see some sort of music to come from Getty, and or Alex and the potential of them doing it together. Which is also something that this was the first time I had a chance to talk to get about another a massive rumor that I started indirectly about a year or so ago when I mentioned there should be Lee life's in band, and that went crazy on the internet. So I touch on that in the interviews. Well, but look get he's one of the, you know, these guys in Russia, just such such great guys beyond of course, being brilliant players in a brilliant band. And I was glad because Getty and do a lot when he did some press for this book. I was glad that I finally got a chance to talk to him and have him on for the interview you're about to hear I thank Andy Curran for his work, helping me pull this off as well as Meg sim sick. And. Yeah, Getty Lee, folks, brand new interview for just a couple of weeks ago about his book. And the last thing is I hope that I can do another more indepth interview with Getty. Once I get to really get into the book and see the book, and I'm hoping you know with the new year coming up. Getty is talking about going out and maybe doing some more signings and stuff. And if he does that maybe there's a chance I can do a bigger more extensive interview both about the book and Russian general or maybe that'll just wait until he does have a musical project to talk about. But either way I hope you enjoyed this. And we'll get to it. Just a second on this week's Eddie trunk podcast. Waterway to kick off. A new year. Then with Getty Lee of rush that is next. Bonetti trunk by gassed. Whether you love the auction in sports from college football bowl games, NBA, an NFL and more or you love movies and TV with the Oscars and Golden Globe awards. Ben, online dot AG is something for all types of interest. Sign up today for a free account that online dot AG and use the promo code podcast one to receive a fifty percent sign up bonus. Yes. A fifty percent sign up bonus. 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And I my right hand is going to be highly dysfunctional by eight o'clock this evening, I think bookends in Ridgewood now, I'm assuming you put a cap on this thing, there's so people can't listening. If you don't if you're not signed up don't now, it's sold out. Now as we kept it at a thousand bucks and a so you have to sign a thousand books tonight. And yes, thank all my gosh. Yeah. Getty lease big beautiful book of base. Yep. Out today out today, and you're signing thousand yes. Signed five hundred yesterday in Toronto is is my writing in my name used to say Getty Lee when I signed it. Now, it says good or just do a G L or something like that. In all the all the years of signing albums and doing in stores and stuff like that. What was the biggest one you ever did? I mean, I imagine like thousands got to be like, yeah, I've never done anything this big. And we didn't do many stores as rush. I don't think we did any when I did my solo album in two thousand I did a few in stores, and they were kinda Harry. Yeah. But this is my this is new world. Now, I'm not an touring band at the moment. So I'm an quote author. I have to get used to this stuff. So what you're saying is you're out of work and you have to carve out a new career. Figure out. So you gotta get out impressed. The flesh little no day job. Are you doing other signings? Besides tonight is there other stuff lined up. You did Toronto the other day. Yeah. We have some things we're talking about doing later in the month. And then of course, I've got family holidays. And then when I come back I hope to do some more in the spring. Well, let's talk about the book you have been working on this relaunch time, right? When did the idea I come to you to do a book about base, which of course, you play in this your your big love? Well, I started thinking about this about three years ago after I deep into collecting these vintage instruments, and and I started to realize that between my tech Scully, and I talking to a lot of the players that were I was buying the basis from or the dealers that had fantastic stories at associated some of these instruments and also the history of some of these smaller companies and even the bigger companies became more and more fascinating to me. And I thought well, you know. No, there really isn't a base book out there that has the kind of appeal that a lot of the guitar books have the vintage guitar books. There's some beautiful well photographed guitar compendiums out there. But I felt like my instrument was getting short shrift. So I started thinking at that time that maybe we should, you know, do some Justice to my my main instrument. Did you always collect bass guitars, or did you only start to really get into it around research for this book? Yeah, I didn't collect instruments. I collect almost everything else collect instruments for the most of my career because the instruments I bought and used we're focused on instruments that would deliver what I needed sound wise and helped me form my own musical identity. So the idea of collecting, I'm just didn't enter my mind. But then I guess it was about eight years ago. If somebody offered me a swap for some instrument, I had an. Change for a base offender precision bass for my birth year. Nineteen fifty three. Now, you know, how old I am and a closely guarded secret Getty, nothing is anymore at one doesn't like to speak. The name gets to be a certain age. Not far from your phone number loud. But anyway, at that point, I so I held this fifty three p based on my hands. And I went God, you know, it's embarrassing. How little I know about the origins of the instrument that I've held in my hands for over forty years. So I started doing some research, and then I got hooked. And when you think about when people watch videos or see photos of you throughout the history of rush a lot of people immediately. I think think of the Rickenbacker because that was just such a comic period of Russian and you in your playing, but I think after that, you know, I remember seeing videos, I think it was like maybe for distant early warning, whatever. And then suddenly you're playing I guess I'm not a musician. I don't play anything. But I think it's Steinberg or the one with the little thing and like headless one the headless one so throughout your history in the band. You were you were not even though a lot of people may immediately say Getty, Lee, Rickenbacker, they really look at it. You you you messed around a lot over the decades. I guess in an effort. To fit whatever sound you were going for at that time. Right. Exactly. Right. My my first good base that I ever bought was nineteen sixty eight Fender precision bass, and that's what got me through the bar days, and it was like a war horse. And that's the one that I eventually cut down in the shape of teardrop and painted it like a dune buggy which in many respects destroyed it, but but that was my first base was Fender. But when I got my first advance on the very first record royalty in record company contract that I signed the first thing I did was go down to my local music shop in Toronto. And by Rickenbacker I dreamed of playing one Chris choir played one and he was my hero back then. So that became my love began. My love affair with Ricky's and I use them right up until the the middle eighties. I think middle eighty of the base I haven't seen the actual book. But of the bass guitars featured in the book, are they all yours or are they? They just a basis you wanted to talk about in other words, do you own everything that's in the book is it your personal collection? It is sad to say. They're all mind. How many there's two hundred and fifty in the book, and how many do you own total basis I own about two hundred sixty of acquired a few since the cutoff. I was going to say this didn't make the car, and plus I collect electric guitars too. So I have about another eighty those hanging around the house. So what is the most rare collectible base in your collection? The one worth the most money. Well, it's hard to say in terms of of value. But I have a couple of basis that were made by Tony's Mehta's Sony's made us was a master builder. Who started making cars in the seventies for people like, Keith Richards, and Eric Clapton and Ronnie wood and famously Ronnie lane and his bases because they're. Custom-made and they're so rare. He made he made less basis than Qatar. So the basis themselves are they command quite a cost. But that's again up to the the taste of the collector. But I also have this amazing oddity, which is four thousand five Rickenbacker. It's a Rickenbacker four thousand five L the L stands for light show base. And that is it's an oddity because it's full of lights that light up as you play in a different way. Yeah. Not the most practical thing to take up on your on stage. But the fact that they only made at we think they only made five of them, and I know John Entwistle had one at one point. But it's disappeared and only three are known to still exist on the planet. So it's pretty rare. But there are also some rare Fender jazz bass in precision basis from the early days that I have in the book and and. There's a whole range of of just. You know weird. What I call weird in the sense that there's some basis that were being made in Italy, for example, or Sweden that people weren't readily aware of over here, and they were making these in the late fifties early sixties that are really sort of pieces of mid-century art in a way. So and they photograph so beautifully at once. We started down that road. It became apparent that this has to be a big illustrated a book and with the emphasis on photography and to edify as well. We put you know, sort of small bits of history and nerdy facts guitar freaks threat. Is there a Getty Lee, holy grail of bass guitars out there, like the one you're searching for the one that you just can't find any way that you want so bad that you're like online or on EBay or just the word is out. I gotta find somebody that has this one is there one. There are a few of those. They're one of them that I've been looking for. Unsuccessfully which is a bit of a surprise. Because it's not that old. It's nineteen sixty eight Fender telecaster bass that was what they call the blue floral. Now, I'm sure someone out. There has one listening to I was going to say this is a this is broadcast live to American candidate. I got a lot of friends guitar gigs list. Tact Eddie trunk my agent. Only take ten percent. Yeah. Yeah. That's one that alluded me. I have they made to to celebrate the summer of love in in sixty eight Fender reissued, basically, the body style of their first base, but they covered one in literally pink paisley wallpaper and the other in blue floral wallpaper, and now I have a couple of Paisley's, but I can't find the blue floral anyway. But also there anything from especially Fender from the years nineteen fifty one through nineteen sixty four in custom colors. They're hard to find in in great condition and same with Thunderbirds, which is a base. I never played during my career and discovered you know, sort of later in life. I remember playing with guys like Pete way of you. If I was just going to say, I'm a huge UFO fan toward with them. And Pete I always considered to be like the Keith Richards of base. You know, stumbling. Round and falling. A big Firebird down by his knees. Pointed out the head stock out to the crowd. I was never a fan of funder birds back then and I remember going up to Pete in Saint Pete. Why do you like the space, and he you know, he said to me well glee economy? You know, I for my basis. Three cool is good and one quarter. Not very nice. So that story stayed with me. So I think he'll be pleased to see that. I've sort of come full circle with that base. And now, I embrace them. I got gotta jump in real quick. I've heard there's so many funny stories Bryher to story. I don't know if the guys in UFO told me, you're you're Alex told me once that when one time you guys had so much dry ice about three feet up in on the stage that they came out your plane, and like pulled out Alex are yours ankles or something they were hidden under the yeah, they would do that. And another thing they did is they would always make fun of us because we were wearing at that time that was our robe phase where we where these Kubota's onstage, which we would refer to as the absurdly prophetic robes. And I remember one time. Walking out on stage. And when the dry I settled there were two furry slippers nail to beside my mic. Stand sort of snuck out in the nail into the stage floor four would be like under the dry ice while rush replaying like drinking and messing with that is just classic classic stuff. Let me ask you you mentioned a second ago. I mean, you talk to some bass players, besides, of course, showing your collection throughout the book. And you interview some people in the book, you mentioned, Chris squire, and what an influence. He was on you you, of course, had the chance to play if the rock and Roll Hall of fame didn't. Don't even get me started. But ignore. Yes. For so long. Chris squire should have been there, of course. But they went in way too late after the fact and Chris wasn't. So you have the opportunity to play in. Yes. And and Phil what did that mean to you? What was that experience like for you? It was surreal when I got the call. And they asked me if I would do that sit in especially on roundabout, which is one of the great Chris choir songs of all time, one of the great Yeslam of all time. And so I was a I was totally honored to do that. And you know, I practiced really hard. So that I wouldn't let him down. I wanted to do. Well, and it was really a request from his wife. I think is is where it originated because Chris I guess had spoken well of me in the past. So the on the day. It was just a tremendous thrill. I to induct them right now, which. I know what that feels like. And and there's no one who in my view, no ban that was more deserving or overlook than. Yes, we're at that time, especially their body of work. But then to to to induct them an end to go backstage. And then join them for that classic song is really one of the highlights of my career was terrific who are sort of the people that you got to talk to that. Maybe you hadn't talked to ever before about base for the book there. Imagine you how to a big hit list. I know you John Paul Jones that you had a chance to be a part of the book who who are some of the people that maybe you didn't even know that. Well, but you've got to connect with through this book. Well, it was really interesting because I didn't have a a lot of space, you know, because the book was already way over sized. But and so I had to choose my interviewees carefully one of the criteria. Was they had to connect with the book. Either be connected to the period. And I'm talking about in the book or have been a huge. Influence on me or VIN around in the period or be collectors themselves. So talking to Bill Wyman was a huge thrill and really important to me. Because the first base part I ever learned to join a band was twenty one twenty south Michigan avenue, plus he invented essentially, the electric fretless bass, and you know, he's sort of seen it all and he played so many different brands that are also in the book. So he was a perfect fit. And he was really fun to talk to John Paul Jones was obvious to me plays a sixty two jazz bass, that's my favorite year of jazz bases. Adam Clayton was a huge surprise to me a total gentlemen. Great bass player and also a collector. So it was fun to compare notes with him. I think we're getting ready to do a swap steals in the works. And bought me to broker that getting Bob days. Lee was great fun. I actually went just for twenty four hours to Sydney to his house. I just talked about a few days ago. Yeah. Yeah. Awesome. Yeah. That's awesome. And people don't know was just saying this before you came in Iran nuclear enough. I mean Bob played bass on every Ozzy solo recording from the first record through no more tears except for one album. But I mean, eating Norma's part that of that story that is in a way, sadly overlooked now, he doesn't get the acclaiming desert. He's a great bass player, and he had he was one of the first real collectors of basis to so he has a fine collection that people used to always refer to. So I bought a couple of basis from him over the years. And and you know, I've talked to about doing an interview said, yeah. Well, we can do it on the phone or something. I said screw it. I have to go see you. So I got on a plane Australia. Yeah. I got a call to run around the world. Five minute interview. We had the best time. I'm sure I went to to see him with with my photographer to his house and him and his wife made a sandwiches, and we hung out. And these one of the few guys that played music constantly while I was there. He was as interested in in the book as I was, but he was also interested in playing me songs from his favorite bass players. So I love people that take that to heart. They're passionate about it. So he was he was a great guy to talk to as well. Yeah. You know, I I was wondered this. And I I only had a chance to look at some of the PDF stuff on the book, but people wonder like younger people listening, and how can I sound like Getty Lee, or how can I sound like whatever bass player they're a fan of how much of it comes from the actual. Makeup of the instrument the strings the pick up the body of it versus their guitar players. That have told me this. Yeah. People try to want to sound like this. But there's also something that just inherently comes from that person's fingertips. That's that that that's the it is, you know, there are some things you can do from a technical standpoint. But at the end of the day, that's what makes that person sound like that because of how they attack the instrument is that a is that accurate? I you said it I mean you described it perfectly. That's exactly what it is. It's like a fingerprint. You know, your personality is what comes through you can get close. You can get a you can pick up. You know, jock owes base of doom Jaakko pessaries face of doing. You can do a slide, and you might sound like Jaakko for ten seconds. But you can't sound like Jaakko because only Jaakko is Jaakko. Right. I mean that sound comes from his experiences soul. And what I what I say to young players is sure imitate your heroes. That's fine. Fine. Try to go for the sound that Chris choir head or Jack Bruce had along the way you're going to realize that it's not gonna sound exactly. Like that. And you might discover some confidence in yourself and bringing all those things together is what makes your identity. Yeah. Yeah. I Billy Sheehan who's a friend gave me a base a few years ago. Gimme a Yamaha base and signed it to me. And it's on my wall. And he didn't know I couldn't play anything. And it's a beautiful. It's when one of his signature instruments. I said he goes all you got just mess around with it. You'll figure it out. But Billy I wanna how to play like you like now, you know. And that's the challenge you get these things like damn I want to dig into this. But I just don't have the time or the disciplined to learn what I'm doing. But it looks beautiful on my wall. You know, Bill. He's an amazing player like dexterity like nobody's business. He did something with the base like that. I don't know like he took it in a whole different place almost he made it like a lead instrument in some instances, like exactly I don't really know a lot of people that you know, that that that played like that. Did you see the dock that Robert you're Hilo did on Jaakko? Absolutely. I did. Yeah. I didn't know much about Jaakko story. But that documentary's really really good for the eleven. Yeah. I was interviewed for that film. And I've talked to to Robert and Robertson the book, and he talks about that whole period. Now, you know, everything that was involved in in bringing that base back to the family, which I mean, he's he's an angel for doing that. Yes. He's amazing guy. I forgot you're in. It's been a little while since I saw that. No. I it's a great story and Robert really he'll go to heaven for that. Yeah. We'll be right back with more with Getty Lee on this week. He trunk podcast. This is the Eddie trunk podcast. 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It's twenty by society of an album cover, but it weighs a hell of a lot more four hundred and eight pages over two hundred instruments featured. It's don't drop it on your foot. That's what I something tells me there's a sequel coming in a few years to you're ready got ten in. The you already got ten in the can. And once you're looking for if somebody responds you've got those to do so help, my wife isn't listening. Let me ask you. I can't let you get out of here without asking me about playing music now that you've done this book the world, I think is come to grips even though reluctantly with the fact that Russia is pretty much in the books would that still be would that be accurate to say that still the case? Yeah. I mean Neal's retired. He hasn't just retired from rush. She's retired from drumming. Yeah. He's not drumming anymore and he's living his life, which is fine. Alex. And I are cool with it. We're all still total pals, in fact, Alex, and I were there just a few weeks ago visiting him, and we stay in touch, and of course, Alex lives, very near to me. So we're constantly going out to dinner because he loves to drink everything in my wine cellar. He wrote a V afterwards in the book. I call it. The backward a background. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. He we're still palace, and we're all we all talk. But you know, that period of our life is done is there more music to come from myself informatics. Most certainly I don't know when or what shape that will take, you know, I don't know of Alex, and I will do something together. But well, you know, I gotta jump in their second and apologized you while you're here because I I'm sure you heard about this this show in me and my audience inadvertently started about a year ago. A rumor that went crazy around the world. And that's why my inbox exploded Lee life's in band. We came up with and that happened Getty the gods on his truth about that. And I was on the phone with your management and apologizing because you not the internet can be sure we were just I was taking questions from my audience and all just openly as we do is fans speculating about what may come of our favorite bands. And. And a call. It was a caller and never forget it. I was in Houston. And he said what about if Getty Alex did something together called les life in? And I said, well that would be pretty cool. If that was to be the case if they wanted to do it, and I I had just seen you guys on the are forty tour. I was at the show in Denver. We were talking I show in the dressing room. And you would said that how great you are feeling. And I said how great your voice sound. And he said, yeah, I'm really I'm ready to go to do some stuff. So we just said, yeah. And then it went onto another thing. And then the next day the beauty of the internet Eddie trunk says. And I was like oh my God. This is so apologies at. But. It's not a bad idea. You know, as people love people keep asking me, and they want me to be definitive. And I can't be because I really haven't thought that far, you know, been working on this book for just over two years now, and it's been great fun. It's been a passion project for me. And it's been very good for my head. And in a way, it was really a good break from everything that was going down with rush in from the end of that tour and threw me into another obsession, which was educational in terms of learning about my instrument. But also in terms of learning about making a book, and what's involved, you know, so I enjoyed that. Now, I will start thinking about what I'm going to do next. And and I'll start playing all those beauties that are staring me when I went to the staring at me when I go into my studio. So whether it be potentially another solo record or something with Alex, you just haven't really thought about it haven't. I haven't gotten that far. You know, rush reissues. Have been coming out, these fortieth anniversaries hemispheres just on recently this whole process for you. How's it been to revisit these records? You know, it's hard for me. I, you know, I leave that really to the record company and the management people to deal with. I don't really have much to do with it. And you know, of course, they they they need us to say. Yeah. Okay. And show us what they wanna do. And sometimes we have an opinion or to that that is different from theirs. Alex, you know overseas the sonic stuff, you know. But I'm really not interested in looking back on that stuff. Too much. You know, I'm more interested in what I'm doing now and getting and what I have to come in my life. So we'll see, but I'm more power to the fans of and thank them for supporting those those records, and and it's nice to see the new artwork and they dig out a few old buried fossils every once in a while house. So, but yeah, that's that's too backward. Looking for me. Yeah. You're always onto the next thing. You're thinking about the next. So are you at peace are you comfortable and you're at peace with the way Russia ended. I mean, I've said this many times, and I'm not saying this. I've said this a million times without you sitting here. I don't think a ban could have ended any better than the way you guys put a button on your career having seen that show. And the way you chronologically went backwards and represented all the IRAs, and you didn't come out and play the farewell card to the extreme where you're just kind of gave a little nod saying, hey, this is probably kind of it. I mean the way you did. It was the way to me the bans whole career has been done with respect to the fans, and so classy, and you ended strong. I'm a big believer. No matter how much I love a band. Don't stay too long at the party. No one to get out before you start saying well that guy used to be so good having seen that show. I mean, I thought it was actually better than some of the tours that preceded it in terms of the way the band sound in so. So I would agree with you happy with the way the whole thing's letting up. Oh, yeah. I mean, it was a difficult that last gig was difficult night. But what you're talking about is really what was going through Neil's mind. You know, he was struggling throughout that tour to play at his peak because of physical ailments, and and other things that were going on with him. And and he is a perfectionist, and he did not want to go out and do anything less than what people expected of him. And that was that's what drove him his whole career. And that's the way he wanted to go out, and I totally respect that and for Alex. And I of course, you know, we're we're not drummer. So we don't know we don't take the same physical abuse. Although Alex does suffer from arthritis. And he was having a very difficult time on that tour playing three hour show. Yeah. So it was clear that whatever happened in the future. It was not going to be like that. And and I spent a lot of time designing that that tour. With all our great, creative people and trying to make sure that it told that story in reverse, and and it was great fun to do. And I think my sadness was just the fact that I was so happy we pulled it off with the whole reverse chronological thing that I would like to have had the rest of the world that couldn't come to those cities experienced that. And that's really the only regret I have is that we couldn't do more shows. But in hindsight now and with the benefit of time, I'm very happy with the way it went down. And and it just didn't sit right for me to do a farewell tour and try to capitalize on that word. Just just didn't just didn't work for me. And you I remember talking to you about this after the show that I was at we were in in the dressing room. We haven't some food, and you were saying to me as mentioning to you. I thought your voice on that tour was better than it had been like your voice was spot on. And you had said that you had made some adjustments to your diet or something. To help your voice. No dairy. I remember you telling me the story. But I mean really ban went out so strong. And then, of course, the document the documentary time stand still such a great sort of button as well on the whole thing. So I know that I speak for all the rush fans in that. It's it it hurts when you see a ban you love so much kind of end. But man, I'd rat. I mean to me you guys created the blueprint for how to do it the right way at the right time. That's that's really kind. And I really appreciate you saying that, you know, it wasn't the easiest thing to pull off. But I feel good about our body of work. You know, and I feel good about the way it ended, and you know, onward and upward in last thing before I let you go. Speaking of collecting, we talked about if the base is in the book, and all that sort of stuff seems like I always get to talk to you. You just around when we're starting to talk about baseball heating up and all that I think all the time about when you're. Solo record came out in two thousand you'd call into my radio show. And one of my best friends might pizza was sitting with me. And at the time he was playing for the Mets, and I'll never forget this because you had said to him like, hey, Mike came down to spring training. And Mike said why don't you come over and say alot, and you said, I can't your Mike Piazza. And then Mike said, hey Getty. But I saw you in the stands to and and you said, well, why don't you come over and say, I can't get he Li you know, guy said had this sort of standoff, but you had reached out to me not too long ago. Because at that point you were talking about doing documentary on a talion baseball. You want to connect you with Mike at that time. Right. You did anything ever come of their. Well, you know, it's it's kind of a bittersweet story, but I've been still working on this film project. It's not a documentary, but it's based on some real events. But it's and it is set in Italy about baseball Nataly, but we had an actor lined up. Up to play the lead. And then there was this terrible accident involved in and he lost his life. And it's really tragic Celo project sort of went to bed and understandably. An and now we're starting to Rev it up again, I really hope to make the film. It's an independent film low budget film, but it's a really sweet story. And so Mike, I might be calling you. Well, he lives in Italy. Now, a great a move there. So there's another you can drink some wine in Italy. If you're gonna if you're gonna stroll you to talk about days Lee, I'm sure you'll go to Italy to talk baseball with Mike. Absolutely. And I imagined the last thing I mean, it seems like the the upside of this. You know, rush being put to bed is you have these chances now at this point in your life to do these other things to do a book pursue a movie. Are there any other ideas outside of potentially making record or doing something? Usually again that you're working on really interested in being around for my grandson. So that's that's a big job for me. And I do a lot of traveling with my wife, and that's that's really important to me. Now, you know, my family took a backseat to my entire career for forty two years. And I think I owe it to them now to switch the priorities, you know, and that's sort of the way I think now and the traveling is different as opposed to you're not traveling to get to an arena and south Jags act traveling to get there and enjoy some food and drink and spend time with your family, my wife, and I are big hikers. So we travel the world walking. It's a nice pace. And it's a fabulous cultural experience, and we get to do it together. So it's real it's the most amazing place, he visited hiking. Well, we loved New Zealand. We've we've been there twice and we're going back through time. And I love I love hiking around South Africa was really cool. And last year we spent four weeks in the Andes near Argentina's, so South America's always fun. So we are we have the bug. Yeah. He's gotta go gotta go. All right. One of these days. We'll we'll have time. We'll get into all kinds of stuff. Okay. Great. We have some extra time feel better. I know you're fighting a cold. Everybody be easy with Getty tonight in New Jersey, a book ends, you know, how many thousand books thousand bookstop shake that wrist out, man. Good thing. You don't have to play or anything. Exactly. All right Getty. Best of luck with the book. Again. The book is called Getty. Lease big beautiful. Book of base is available now signing tonight new. Jersey keep us posted when you have other signings. We'll get the word out for you. Hopefully, we can do more on the book sometime in the new year. Enjoy the holidays say hi to the guys. And it's it's great to see you. Thanks for coming by any great to see you. Well, hope you guys enjoyed that. I certainly did as was saying earlier, I truly hope that I can do more with Getty in this new year. The only regret I have was time. We didn't get as much time as I hoped or expected, but you did get a good half-hour some good content in there and get his big book of beautiful baser. Whatever the hell it's called exactly is available now. So check it out, especially if you are a big fan of bass guitar, thanks to Katie. Here is Ari who is the producer of the trunk podcast, and who celebrated a birthday on Christmas day, belated happy birthday to Katy at least here on the podcast. Thank you guys for listening. Follow me on Twitter at Eddie trunk. There's also Instagram there's a fan page on Facebook. And he trunk dot com. Is the official online home once again. 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