There are many Rush (and Geddy Lee) fans here. I would like to ask of you to answer me this question- why would anyone think that their music sounds forced? My good friend (guitarist might i add) is heavily into Santana, and acts like that. HE says he can't stand to listen to Rush because they just sound so forced and unnatural. I am not sure who writes the music, but I have never found any of the music, especially the bass to be forced. Someone let me know where he is coming from!