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Alex Lifeson says Rush are “basically done”

Posted by on January 19, 2018

We got our hopes up last spring when we heard Rush’s Alex Lifeson was open to making more music. The news eventually turned into a brief rumor that Lifeson and bassist Geddy Lee were planning on forming a new project together entitled, LeeLifeson. However, those rumors were instantly shot down and, there hasn’t been much of anything happening from the group since drummer Neil Peart’s retirement.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will expect to see anything from them anytime soon since Lifeson has recently revealed that the band are “basically done.”

The guitarist spoke to The Globe and Mail and loosely confirmed there’s no future for Rush:

“It’s been a little over two years since Rush last toured. We have no plans to tour or record any more. We’re basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough.”

Lifeson continued to express that he’s busier that he’s been in a while, and working on a handful of small projects:

“But I’ve actually been busier lately than I have been in a while. I’m writing a lot. I’m writing on four or five different little projects. I get these requests to do guitar work with other people. It’s really a lot of fun for me. It’s low pressure: I get to be as creative as I want to be and I can work a little outside of the box, which is really attractive to me.”

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