With little fanfare, Rush's Geddy Lee officially announced on his Geddyimages Instagram account, his autobiography, titled My Effin' Life, will be published on November 14th. Other than posting the cover sleeve to the memoir, Lee added only, "More to come."
Lee had previously recalled he had begun working on the memoir during lockdown. Back in 2021 he posted on his social media pages "There were some shiny silver linings to be found at home: teaching my grandson the finer points of baseball and birdwatching, tending to my pups (one of whom was quite ill) and spending the evenings with my lovely better half, glass of Armagnac in hand, as we watched every European mystery show ever produced. Oh, and another thing: I began to write. Words, that is."
Lee went on to explain that the long shadow of Rush drummer Neil Peart's 2020 death played a part in inspiring the upcoming tome: "My friend and collaborator on the Big Beautiful Book Of Bass, Daniel Richler, saw how I was struggling in the aftermath of Neil’s passing, and tried coaxing me out of my blues with some funny tales from his youth, daring me to share my own in return. So I did — reluctantly at first, but then remembering, oh yeah, I like wrestling with words."
Despite all the years he's clocked in writing, recording, and touring, Geddy Lee finds himself still learning new things about the business all the time: ["It's awfully naive to think that you've learned everything. You're always learning. There's always something else to learn. There's always something to improve. It's not unlike any other aspect of your life, y'know, any other endeavor. Nobody's finished as an artist, y'know, at a certain age, (when) you go, 'Well, that's it. I now know everything, and I'm a complete artist.'"] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . a complete artist)