Alex Lifeson isn’t closing the door on the possibility of making new music with Geddy Lee.
Once Rush ended the R40 Tour in August 2015, drummer Neil Peart announced his retirement. Following Peart’s January 2020 death from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, Rush was officially over.
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However, in a new interview with Make Weird Music, Lifeson said regarding making music with Lee, “After we finished the last tour in 2015, I started just writing on my own and doing some stuff. Geddy was working on his book. We talked about getting together and doing some stuff together, but it got very, very busy for him, even after he finished writing the book — taking it on the road. So we never got a chance to sit down and start working or just having some fun together.”
Lifeson continued, “We still talk about it, and I’m sure we will. Of course, now with the pandemic, it’s kind of wrecked things for a bit. But we’re both eager to get back together and kind of get back into that thing that we’ve done since we were 14-years-old that we love to do. And we work really, really well together. So we’ll see what happens with that.”