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Gary Lee Weinrib, better known as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
(1953 - )

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But, I would be naive not to recognize the number of musicians who tell me they have been influenced by me and sight me - as well as Alex and Neil - as a musician who has been a positive influence on their playing.
 

First of all, when you live in a country like Canada, it's quite different from America in the sense that it's very tied to traditions that were born in Britain.
[America]
 

For me, how I feel about what I wrote down turns into a song.
 

For me, there is a lot of room for improvement and there are a lot of things I would like to be better at.
 

I am moved more by melodies, song structure, and evocative textures.
 

I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word.
 

I feel a little uncomfortable about endorsements.
 

I feel safe and comfortable to do that once I know that the song structure around the bass part is very interesting and it satisfies me in a compositional sense.
 

I guess, we were people who just dedicated to trying to get better.
 

I have a lot of hobbies and I can be very remiss in reminding myself to go down to the basement to work.
 

I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician.
 

I have such an extreme attitude about work, where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities and then when I am not derelict, I am completely indulged in it. I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes.
 

I like to be able to come and go as I please, and I don't really like having my face and name plastered around. I think it's a bit weird to have your name plastered on every page in a magazine, where in each case you're using a different piece of equipment.
[Able]
 

I like to practice on the bass, but I don't do it as often as I should.
 

I liked the fact that I was forced to get inside of my emotions and to really try to figure out a lot of what I was going through.
 

I love to write. It's my first love.
 

I prefer to think of myself as a musician who is still learning and trying to do something every time out.
 

I was taking piano lessons with a very good piano instructor in Toronto, and I'm afraid due to my schedule and discipline, it kind of fell apart. One thing lead to another and I was unable to practice as much as I wanted to.
 

I would like to shift more into writing for and producing people.
 

I would like to think that Ben and myself have begun a partnership that will take us into different areas of music that we can continue to write, enjoy and keep me involved with music other then what I do with RUSH.
 


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