RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson and bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee appeared on the latest episode of “Sound Opinions”, the long-running Chicago Public Radio program hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. They talked about a variety of topics, including the future of their iconic band.
Alex said: “I think right now we don’t have any plans for anything. Keep in mind that we had a year and a half off after the ‘Clockwork Angels’ tour; we didn’t talk about anything to do with the band in a year and a half. So I think we’re just in a stage now where we’re just kind of taking some time, reconnecting with our families and friends and pursuing some other interests, and having some fun, really. I know Geddy and I love writing together; we’ve been doing it since we were young teenagers. And I’d like to think that we’ll do it until we’re very old men instead of just mostly old men.”
Continued Alex: “I know Neil‘s in a great headspace now; he’s really enjoying his life and feels great. He’s spending a lot of time with his daughter and his family and doing the things that he loves to do, with his health intact. So that’s a very positive thing.”
Peart last year admitted to being “of two minds” about another lengthy run of concert dates, pointing out that having a young child at home makes it difficult for him to be gone for weeks at a time.
“I’ve been doing this for 40 years — I know how to compartmentalize, and I can stand missing her, but I can’t stand her missing me and it’s painful and impossible to understand for her. How can a small child process that? And there’s the guilt that comes with that — you feel guilty about it, of course. I’m causing pain.”
RUSH released the “R40 Live” concert film on November 20.
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