Rush’s Geddy Lee Unearths Solo ‘Lost Demos’

Stream the bassist’s previously unreleased “Gone” and “I Am… You Are” demos.

By Scott Bernstein Dec 5, 2023 6:33 am PST

Rush bassist Geddy Lee unveiled The Lost Demos, two previously unreleased solo tracks. The songs — “Gone” and “I Am… You Are” — are demos the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer laid down during the sessions that yielded his 2000 debut solo album, My Favorite Headache.

Lee issued The Lost Demos today on the same day his Geddy Lee Asks: Are Bass Players Human Too? docuseries premieres on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada. Geddy chats with fellow iconic bass players Les Claypool, Krist Novoselic, Rob Trujillo and Melissa Auf Der Maur in the new series.

My Favorite Headache, which still stands as Geddy Lee’s lone solo album, was released on November 14, 2000. Lee was joined on the 11-track effort by his co-producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Mink as well as Pearl Jam/Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron.

Geddy Lee enlisted producer/engineer David Bottrill to mix and master The Lost Demos. “I’m excited to see these 2 ‘lost demos’ released – I loved the songs when they were written and in some ways they feel as fresh and perhaps more relevant all these years later,” stated Lee in a press release.

Stream Geddy Lee’s Lost Demos of “Gone” and “I Am… You Are” below:

Gone

I Am… You Are

Geddy Lee is currently on the road for a book tour in support of his recently released My Effin’ Life memoir. The trek hits the bassist’s hometown of Toronto this Thursday, December 7. Lee and Rush bandmate Alex Lifeson discussed their next chapter on this past weekend’s episode of CBS Sunday Morning.

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