Exclusive: Watch Rush's Geddy Lee Walk Down Memory Lane on VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show'
That Metal Show is kicking off its 14th season on Saturday with a visit from none other than Rush's Geddy Lee.
The iconic bassist/vocalist/keyboardist, who last appeared on the program during its inaugural season in 2008, sits down with host Eddie Trunk and co-hosts Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson to discuss such topics as the R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour (which launches May 8 and will hit 34 North American cities) and his favorite Rush albums (Moving Pictures is closest to his heart).
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Lee is widely revered for his songwriting and performance capabilities. In this exclusive clip, That Metal Show demonstrates just how long he has been held in such esteem by airing a clip of Lee from 30 years ago where he expresses his gratitude for being "voted into the Guitar Player Gallery of Greats for winning a bass players poll five years in a row." The Throwback Thursday-esque segment prompts the TMS panel to rib Lee about his hair, which he wore in a bouffant mullet during the '80s.
"How we feeling about the hair from that period?" asks Trunk.
"I was just about to say, 'I wish I still had that hat,'" Lee jokes in response.
The episode also features Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci making his debut by performing intro and outro music for the commercial breaks. He joins the panel to debate which Rush live album is superior (All the World's a Stage is pitted against Exit … Stage Left) and also interviews Lee during a new online post-show segment called The After Show that contains additional footage from the episode.
That Metal Show airs on VH1 Classic. This season's guest roster will include such new faces as The Iron Maidens, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) and Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders) and returning performers like John 5 (John 5 Trio/Rob Zombie) and Alex Skolnick (Testament).