Hosted by Rock Legend Geddy Lee, Docuseries Features Interviews
With Some of Music’s Most Renowned Bass Players

Produced by Banger Films and MTV Entertainment Studios

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October 25, 2023 – Paramount+ today announced that the new docuseries GEDDY LEE ASKS: ARE BASS PLAYERS HUMAN TOO? will premiere exclusively on the service Tuesday, December 5, in the U.S. and Canada and the following day in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Produced by Banger Films and MTV Entertainment Studios, in GEDDY LEE ASKS: ARE BASS PLAYERS HUMAN TOO? famed Rush bassist Geddy Lee travels to the homes of some of music’s most renowned bass players and digs into the stories that make these musicians stand out. A follow-up to his recent book, “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass,” the new 4-part series features episodes with Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Les Claypool (Primus), Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) and Rob Trujillo (Metallica).

“The idea for this show was born out of interviews I did for my first book “The Big, Beautiful Book of Bass,” said Lee. “I was struck that these accomplished musicians also lived incredibly interesting, multifaceted lives offstage. Who knew bass players were so effin’ human?”

In his long-awaited and revealing memoir, “My Effin’ Life” (Harper; November 14, 2023), the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer delves into his extraordinary personal history and takes fans behind the scenes of 50 years of rock, sweat and tears with his legendary band. Lee will embark on the 19-city "My Effin’ Life In Conversation" tour in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., hitting New York, Montreal, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Glasgow and London, among others. Tickets for all dates are available at

GEDDY LEE ASKS: ARE BASS PLAYERS HUMAN TOO? is produced by Allan Weinrib, and executive produced by Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Rick Krim, Bruce Gillmer and Amanda Culkowski. Dunn serves as director of the series and Daniel Richler as writer.

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About Banger Films
Banger Films is an award-winning global leader in music and documentary storytelling. Founded by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn in 2004, Banger’s catalogue includes critically acclaimed documentary series, feature docs, live concerts, and kids’ programs featuring the biggest names in pop culture and entertainment. Past projects include the Emmy and Peabody winning series Hip-Hop Evolution, GRAMMY nominated films Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage and ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, Tribeca audience choice winner Super Duper Alice Cooper, and the breakthrough heavy metal film Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. Banger’s films and series have premiered at every major festival from TIFF to SXSW to Tribeca, and streamed worldwide on Netflix, Paramount+, YouTube Originals, A&E, and other major platforms.

About Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee is the vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for the Hall of Fame rock group Rush, with drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson. As one of the most successful Canadian music groups in history, Rush has performed before millions of fans around the world. Ranked by Rolling Stone in the top ten bassists of all-time, Rush's energetic front-man has long been acclaimed for his wizard-like musical talent and mesmerizing performances. Geddy lives in Toronto, Canada. Lee’s first publishing foray, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass, was a national bestseller. Now, with My Effin’ Life, he grants both music and memoir lovers a true glimpse into his life—one they will treasure.


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