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'Profound moments of my life happened while I was there': Geddy Lee remembers Quebec's Le Studio

Editorial Staff

"I've spent so many hours in that room. You created your own world when you moved in there, and certainly the effect was felt on the records you made there," says Rush frontman Geddy Lee, remembering Quebec's legendary Le Studio.

The Laurentian Mountains studio, where Rush recorded the video for "Tom Sawyer," was destroyed by an early morning fire today. Provincial police received a call about the blaze around 5:30 a.m., but when firefighters got to the studio, it was too late. Investigators with the Sûreté du Québec are working to determine the cause of the fire.

The studio was built in 1972 by Montreal recording engineer and producer André Perry. The space was used to record albums by both Canadian and international artists, including Rush, David Bowie, Sting, Cat Stevens and the Bee Gees.

Listen to a clip of Lee's interview with CBC's q, which you can listen to in full on CBC Radio One on Monday, Aug. 14, or the same day via

Geddy Lee on Quebec's iconic Le Studio

The Rush frontman remembers the recording studio in the Laurentian Mountains, which burned down on Aug. 11, 2017.


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