Geddy Lee: ‘Alex Lifeson And I Would Like To Get Back Into The Studio Together…”

November 12, 2023

RUSH bassist/singer Geddy Lee was recenty interviewed by Long Island Weekly (promoting his upcoming memoir “My Effin’ Life”) and talked about possibly making new music in the future, saying, “I recently discovered a couple of songs that had been left off my solo album (2000’s ‘My Favourite Headache’). Listening to them was really quite fun and I decided that I wanted to see about fixing those up and just breathing some fresh air into them. And that experience reminded me of how much fun I have in the studio. So of course, my lifelong buddy and bandmate Alex [Lifeson, RUSH guitarist] and I would like to get back into the studio together and see what might happen.”

Lee continued, “I have ideas that I’d like to flesh out on my own too. Once I finish all this crazy crap that I agreed to do — the book tour and the TV show and find some space for myself — I’d certainly like to start playing something. But I can’t tell you right now because I’m just book touring it until I drop. And then I’ll see where I land after I have a nice holiday with my wife and we’ll go from there. I don’t like to plan too far ahead anymore. I was scheduled up the wazoo with my partners in RUSH for over 45 years. Now, I have to prioritize other things.”

Geddy was also recently interviewed by The Washington Post and talked about possibly getting Alex back on the road, “He needs to feel good and feel healthy and strong. And then maybe we have a discussion.”

A year and a half ago, Lifeson told Guitar World that he hadn’t ruled out making new music with Lee, “We’re not putting any pressure on it or anything,” he said. “We had a lot of good years together and we still love each other very much. I talk to Geddy every other day — we’re best friends. There’s more to our life together than just writing music. So if it happens, it happens. And it’ll happen when it happens.”

RUSH drummer Neil Peart died in January 2020 after a three-year battle with brain cancer. He was 67 years old.

If Lee and Lifeson start playing together again – is it under the “RUSH” name, or do they start a new band? And if it’s under “RUSH”, who is the new drummer?


Written by Todd Hancock