Geddy Lee to Be Interviewed on New TV Series ’Speakeasy’
‘Speakeasy,’ a new weekly series featuring in-depth interviews with musicians, made its debut on public television stations last night. Its fifth episode, which will premiere on Jan. 29, will feature Geddy Lee of Rush. You can watch the trailer above.
Rush Is a Band reports that Lee was interviewed by author Michael Chabon for the show at New York’s McKittrick Hotel back in November. TV Guide’s listing for the show says that Lee will talk about “growing up Jewish in an assimilated world, his bandmates and how he's cared for his voice through the years.”
Lee described the conversation by saying, ”75 minutes flew by talking to one of my favorite writers and a truly awesome person."
The first episode of ‘Speakeasy’ featured songwriter Valerie Simpson interviewing Nile Rodgers, the funk and disco songwriter-guitarist who produced David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance.’ Future episodes will spotlight Roger Waters, John Mellencamp and Carlos Santana. The show's Facebook page has a list of the 15 markets and stations that will air the syndicated program.
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