Rush's bassist and lead vocalist, Geddy Lee, has a lot to do onstage in order to preserve the band's complex compositions. One of his most important tools is his array of Moog Taurus bass pedals. In this video, part one of a three-part series shot by Moog, Lee talks - from the studio where the band recorded their upcoming album Clockwork Angels - about his history with the Taurus going back to the band's 1970s albums, what role it plays on the new songs, and more.

Here's the video:

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