Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson share stories from their mid-Seventies tour with Kiss in a new documentary, Time Stand Still, which will play in theaters next month. While on the road, Lifeson used to put a paper bag on his head and put his hands through his pants to entertain his bandmates and Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. He called his character "The Bag." The film will screen in multiple theaters for one night only November 3rd before its DVD and Blu-ray release on November 18th.
"Bring the Bag over here," Lifeson says in a clip, doing an impression of Frehley in a high-pitched voice. "Howie, where's the Bag?" Lee echoes, referring to the band's lighting director.
They would fool around, much to the consternation of Kiss' Gene Simmons. "Gene was very, very upset with the Bag," Lifeson recalls, "and that made Ace even happier."
"Gene was straight," Lee said. "He wasn't high like we were. He had a different sense of reality when he came into Ace's room. We were drinking and smoking and generally being idiots." Lee goes on to tell a story about how Simmons clashed with Lifeson when they had two women in Frehley's room.
Time Stand Still provides a look at the group's R40 tour with narration by Paul Rudd. Lee, Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart all participated in interviews for the film. The film will be accompanied by 20 minutes of extras, including interviews with Simmons, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, Heart's Wilson sisters, Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham and producer Nick Raskulinecz.
Tickets to screenings will go on sale beginning Friday, October 7th via Fathom Events. The movie will be broadcast in 430 theaters nationwide.