Alex Lifeson Says Another Tour 'As Rush' Is Unlikely

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson says it's unlikely fans will get to enjoy another tour by his Hall of Fame band, but that doesn't mean Rush is completely finished.

"I would say that it's unlikely that we'll tour again as Rush," he said in a recent interview with SXM's "Debatable." "Really, we toured for 41 years, and I have to say that first year off, I felt like I was grieving for my career and the band, but truly, 41 years of touring the way we touring, I shouldn't feel badly about that."

Lifeson previously said that the band will "will be doing things together again" at some point, though it's not clear what such a collaboration might be. The guitarist says he and bassist Geddy Lee are interested in playing music again with one another. And he is also strongly considering a solo album.

Regarding a solo album, Lifeson says he's been struggling with his material.

"One day it's like, 'Yeah, this is exactly what I wanna do.' And then the next day it's like, 'This sucks. Forget it. I'm not doing this.' I love those songs, then I hate them, and then I love 'em again...It's a much more focused thing when it's the band."

Meanwhile, drummer Neil Peart, who was firm in his desire to retire from the stage in 2015, has largely been keeping to himself and concentrating on his family recently. Lifeson says the two haven't communicated in "quite a while."

"I'm not sure what Neil's doing these days," Lifeson says. "He's on the West Coast. He's always got something going on."


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