Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson spoke in a recent interview with Eddie Trunk and talked about the reunion of Rush following the death of their drummer Neil Peart.
Neil Peart was one of the greatest drummers that the rock industry has ever seen. Unfortunately, the iconic drummer passed away back in January 2020 due to brain cancer after three years of fighting.
In the conversation, Alex Lifeson mentioned that they are in touch with the bassist Geddy Lee all the time. According to Alex, they are sharing lots of information about each other even though they are not able to play together right now.
Furthermore, Alex pointed out that there is no way that Rush could get back on the road once again, especially after the passing of Neil. Also, he thinks that Rush actually died back in 2015, and there is no way Rush will ever exist again.
Alex Lifeson said:
“I know Rush fans are a unique bunch, and I love them. And certainly, everything that we’ve done, we’ve always done to satisfy ourselves before anybody else, and I think Rush fans understood that and were always very supportive — very critical at times too, but always supportive.
And that was the nature of our relationship with our fans — it was a really good two-way relationship. But I think, really, Rush ended in 2015. There’s no way Rush will ever exist again because Neil’s not here to be a part of it.”
Further in the conversation, Alex Lifeson also revealed that he has plans and projects in the future that doesn’t include Geddy Lee, which also hints about the possibility of a solo album by Lifeson.