Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson spoke in the recent interview with ‘Talkin’ Golf With Ann Liguori’ and shared his feelings about Neil Peart’s death after a long time.
During the conversation, Alex stated that he didn’t want to play the guitar and didn’t felt inspired or motivated. Alex said that he puts the guitar down after ten minutes because he is not feeling it right now.
As you might understand how important Neil Peart to Alex, he mentioned their relationship with Neil Peart since the beginning of the band. Also, he paid his tribute to the legend in this way.
Here is what Alex Lifeson said:
“When Neil Peart joined the band, he was so skilled, even at that early stage, that it was inspiring to Geddy and me, and we just kind of moved as a unit.
We also shared a very similar sense of music, so the time that we spent together when we weren’t focused on music was like being with your very best friends all the time.
And you got to travel and see this other world and live this experience that you only ever dreamed about, and you got to do it together with guys that you really loved. So it was a no-brainer, really, for us. We were really, really fortunate…”
Alex about his musical life after Neil Peart’s death:
“Not really. It’s been difficult. After Neil passed in January, I’ve played a very little guitar. I don’t feel inspired and motivated. It was the same thing when Neil’s daughter died in a car accident in 1997; I didn’t really play for about a year.
And I just don’t feel it in my heart right now. Every time I pick up a guitar, I just aimlessly kind of mess around with it and put it down after 10 minutes. Normally, I would pick up a guitar and I would play for a couple of hours without even being aware that I’m spending that much time.”
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