Rush singer Geddy Lee turns 60
TORONTO — Canadian rock star Geddy Lee, lead singer of Rush, reached a new milestone Monday — he turned 60.
He can now start collecting Canada Pension Plan benefits and take advantage of discounted fares on VIA Rail.
It’s not known how Lee will celebrate his big day but it could be with some fine wine. An avid wine collector, the Toronto-based musician told Entertainment Weekly in 2009 that his home cellar holds 5,000 bottles.
Rush is currently on a two-night break from its Clockwork Angels tour. The band will play Wednesday night in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Lee was born Gary Lee Weinrib in Toronto and joined what would become Rush in 1968. The trio — which also consists of Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart — has released 20 studio albums since 1974 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Lee is the second-oldest member of Rush (Peart will be 61 in September and Lifeson turns 60 on Aug. 27) and far from the oldest lead singer of a rock band.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones celebrated his 70th on July 26 and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is 65.
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