Rush Singer Reveals If He Really Hates Bono

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Rush singer Geddy Lee joins host Stephen Kallao for a World Cafe interview this week, and he showed off his love for Bono and U2, and also revealed his discussions with Adam Clayton. A Rush member was devastated by terrible drummer news yesterday. NPR reported a recap along with Lee’s playlist:

Although the band Rush has retired from touring, front man and bassist, Geddy Lee, has been busy cataloging, photographing, and writing about his collection of bass guitars for the near-encyclopedic book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass.

It features hundreds of instruments, a lot of history, and great interviews with masters of the bass, like Adam Clayton of U2 and Robert Trujillo of Metallica. We’ll hear all about the project, and Geddy picks out a playlist of some of his favorite songs with a spotlight on the bass. A Rush member revealed a surgery after a health scare recently.

*Sharon Van Etten “Seventeen (feat. Norah Jones)” Seventeen (single)
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” United
The Who “My Generation” My Generation
The Who “The Real Me” Quadrophenia
Yes “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” Time And A Word
Rush “Tom Sawyer” Moving Pictures
The Clash “The Guns Of Brixton” London Calling
U2 “New Year’s Day” War
Fleetwood Mac “The Chain” Rumours
Eddie Floyd “Knock On Wood” Knock On Wood
The Meters “Hey Pocky Way” Rejuvenaton
Stanley Clarke “The Dancer” School Days
Talking Heads “Take Me To The River” More Songs About Buildings And Food
Me’shell Ndgeocello “I’m Diggin’ You (Like and Old Soul Record)” Plantation Lullabies
The Beatles “Paperback Writer” Past Masters, Vol. 2
Hour Two
*Cream “White Room” Wheels of Fire
Cream “Sunshine of Your Love” Disraeli Gears
Ginger Baker’s Air Force “Let Me Ride” Ginger Baker’s Air Force 2
Death Cab for Cutie “Little Bribes” The Open Door” – EP
Modest Mouse “Float On” Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Caamp “Peach Fuzz” By & By
The Velvet Underground “I Feel It All” The Velvet Underground
Oasis “Wonderwall” (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Fiest “I Feel It All” The Reminder
David Wax Museum “Uncover The Gold” Line Of Light
Hiss Golden Messenger “Happy Birthday, Baby” Terms of Surrender
Emmylou Harris “Where Will I Be” Wrecking Ball
Michael Kiwanuka “You Ain’t The Problem” Kiwanuka
Father John Misty “Hollywood Forever Cemetary Sings” Fear Fun
*Optional Song. A Rush member revealed a bold Jimi Hendrix secret recently.

World Cafe Playlist for 10/07/2019