RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee has told the Toronto Sun in a new interview that Rush members won’t work together anymore.
“[Drummer] Neil [Peart] insisted that [the Los Angeles show on August 1, 2015] was his last gig. And you know, Alex [Lifeson, guitar] and I would look at each other and go, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, he’s just saying that.’ So I think we kind of knew, we should have known, it was the last show. But I think being eternal optimists we hoped that after a break we would be back out there. That never materialized.”
Asked if he can see the three of them recording together going forward, Geddy said:
“I don’t really know. Alex is turning into this supersession guy. He loves playing on other people’s records without the responsibilities of having to write anything other than his solo. I know he’s really digging that. I’ve been doing this project, but we talk quite a lot. We see each other quite a lot. And we visit with Neil quite often. So we’re all close but I don’t think we would ever do a project — the three of us. It’s certainly possible that Alex and I would do something down the road. I can’t see the three of us ever really doing anything.”
“We get hit up with a lot of ideas on how to keep RUSH music out in the public eye, so we listen. But there’s nothing we can announce at this point. I’m reluctant to leave my family again. So for me to do another musical project that would involve touring etc., it would have to be something I feel really strongly about. I’m not saying I wouldn’t do it. But I would have to be so charged up about it, it’s worth that separation.”