After the passing of Rush’s iconic drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart, in January 2020, many fans of the legendary rock band thought they had seen the last of Rush as a live act. However, in a recent interview, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, the other two members of the band, expressed that they are open to the idea of playing together as Rush again.
In a conversation with Rolling Stone, Geddy Lee revealed that both he and Lifeson miss playing live. He said, “Rush was such a part of our life for so long, and we as individuals miss playing live. We miss the sense of accomplishment and connection that comes with performing in front of a live audience.” Lifeson echoed this sentiment, stating that while they are taking some time to mourn the loss of their friend and bandmate, the idea of playing together again feels like a possibility.
The passing of Neil Peart was a devastating blow to the music world, and especially to the dedicated fan base of Rush. Peart was widely regarded as one of the greatest drummers in rock history, and his lyrical prowess added a level of depth and complexity to the band’s music. Without him, it seemed unlikely that Rush could continue as a live act.
However, the recent statements from Lee and Lifeson have given fans hope that there could be a future for Rush. They have both expressed a willingness to play together again, albeit with the understanding that it will never be the same without Peart. Lee acknowledged this, saying, “We can’t replace Neil, and it would be pretty hard to do a ‘Rush’ show without him. So, we have no plans at the moment to tour or record. That may change as time goes on. We talk, and you never know.”
The idea of Rush possibly taking the stage again has ignited excitement and speculation among fans. While nothing has been confirmed, the fact that Lee and Lifeson are open to the idea is a positive sign. It’s clear that they still have a deep connection to the music they created together for over four decades. Whether they decide to perform as Rush again or pursue individual projects, their dedication to their craft and their fans remains unwavering.
In the meantime, both Lee and Lifeson have been busy with their own musical endeavors. Lee released a memoir entitled “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass” in 2018, and Lifeson has been involved in various music projects. While they continue to explore their individual interests, the possibility of Rush returning to the stage is a tantalizing prospect for fans who have been eagerly waiting for some news about the band’s future.
Ultimately, only time will tell what the future holds for Rush. The legacy of the band and the impact of their music are undeniable. Whether they choose to perform as Rush again or not, their contributions to the world of rock music will always be celebrated. Until then, fans can hold onto the hope that one day they may have the chance to experience the magic of Rush once again.