RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee has confirmed that the band is unlikely to play any more shows or make new music. “I can’t really tell you much other than that there are zero plans to tour again,” he told Rolling Stone when asked about RUSH‘s current state.
“We’re very close and talk all the time, but we don’t talk about work. We’re friends, and we talk about life as friends. I can’t really tell you more than that, I’m afraid. I would say there’s no chance of seeing RUSH on tour again as Alex [Lifeson, guitar], Geddy, Neil [Peart, drums]. But would you see one of us or two of us or three of us? That’s possible.”
Lee went on to say that it’s possible he will work on another solo album one of these years. “I do think about it, and I think once the dust settles from this project, I’ll probably find myself bored and wandering down to the studio to try to enliven my own life, and if something of a positive nature happens down there, I’ll take it to the next step,” he said. “But beyond that, I could only guess.”
Asked if it’s fair to say that he has ideas he has built up over time, Geddy said: “I have bits and bobs, but I don’t have any finished material in the can, so to speak. If I pick up a bass, I just start playing something, and sooner or later I start writing a riff or this or that. So for my own peace of mind, I stash it somewhere. Chances are I’ll come back to it, and it’s crap, so I just trash it. But at least it makes me feel good for the moment. [Laughs].”