Bass icon and Rush legend Geddy Lee has announced a new docuseries on Paramount + where he will answer the question, are bass players human too?
The four-part series, premiering December 5th, will showcase Geddy visiting the homes of bass legends Les Claypool (Primus), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), and Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) to see what they do in their daily lives and what hobbies they enjoy outside of music.
“I’m trying to show the world that a bass player can do many things,” says Lee. “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?”
He continues, “The idea for this show was born out of interviews I did for my first book, The Big, Beautiful Book of Bass. I was struck that these accomplished musicians also lived incredibly interesting, multifaceted lives offstage.”
The preview shows Lee fishing with Claypool, canning fruit with Novoselic, surfing with Trujillo, and playing bass with Auf der Maur.
Are Bass Players Human Too? premieres December 5 on Paramount+.