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RUSH used backing tracks for bass lines?

Dec 7, 2016
RUSH used backing tracks for bass lines?
  • Someone in a @Joe Nerve thread ALLEGED that Rush used a computer in live shows to cover the bass lines. ***? When was this and was it for all songs or just one?

    I've seen Rush 20 times.....usually in the first 5 rows. The last time I saw them live was 2008. I NEVER suspected that the bass I was hearing wasn't live from Geddy's Fender J. Rush has used backing tracks for synth since 1982, because Geddy could not play bass, sing, and cover the synth with foot pedals. No problem.

    But Rush....CRIKEY....not using a live bass? Never saw it personally, thank God ! If true, then maybe they really should retire from touring.