During a conversation with Twisted Sister’s Mark Mendoza internet show ”22 Now”, drummer Mike Portnoy talked about Rush, and how it would have been if he would be chosen to tour with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, as a replacement of late Rush drummer Neil Peart.
Here’s what Mike said:
“Of course. That would be a dream to play with those guys. But I don’t wanna see the Blabbermouth headline right now, me thinking that I deserve the gig. I’m not saying that. You’re asking me a question. Hypothetically, of course, it would be a dream come true. Neil was my hero, and always will be, and Geddy and Alex are as well.
“I don’t think in a million years they’ll play without him; I really don’t. But in a hypothetical dream scenario, I mean, come on — of course. But I don’t think in a zillion years it will happen. But it’s a nice dream to hypothetically wonder about. But I honestly don’t think it would ever happen. But who knows? You never know.
“As much as hypothetically it would be fun, it would be amazing, it would also be an impossible role to fill. It’s a no-win situation. Really, it would be impossible, ’cause his fans are as obsessive as they get — and count me amongst them. So, yeah, that would be a tough one.”