The Rush frontman made a recent appearance at number two in our greatest bassists of all time poll - so it’s impressive that he’s turned up here too (Paul McCartney is the only other musician to appear in both lists!)
Known in Rush’s early days for his impressively high tenor, he is also a no stranger to a complex bassline and does fine line in keyboard solos too. Plus, along with his Rush bandmates, he’s been made an Officer of the Order Of Canada. No wonder he proves so popular with MusicRadar users…
As Pavement once sang, "What about the voice of Geddy Lee / How did it get so high? / I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy?" We've met him, and he does.
Listen: Rush - Tom Sawyer
"Geddy Lee." (From Lenny and Alan via Facebook, thanks)
"Geddy Lee - just listen to this and tell me it isn't pure magic. Mikael Åkerfeldt - the most versatile and crushingly brutal frontman to have ever stepped up to the mic. Thomas Hansen (St. Thomas) - a lyrical genius with beautiful vocals and exceptional songwriting talent, who died young and is perhaps the most underrated musician of all time." (From Adari, thanks)