Geddy Lee recently sat down with Rolling Stone Magazine to chat about the upcoming release of Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour CD/DVD, among other topics. The article, titled Q&A: Rush's Geddy Lee On Finally Taking a Break From the Road, puts to rest the possibility of Rush touring in support of their 40th anniversary next year:"That's not going to happen...My attitude is that as much as I'd like to celebrate 40 years, we need a break more than we need a 40th anniversary celebration. There's nothing wrong with celebrating 42 years."Geddy went on to say this about the end of the Clockwork Angels tour:Are you enjoying the break now? That was a pretty long tour.You can read the entire article at this LINK.
I am, yeah. It was the first tour I finished that I wasn't ready to finish, though. I think it's because I was in the best physical condition of my life. I worked really hard at being in shape for the tour. I was anticipating the difficulty of it. Our pacing is a little better. We had no back-to-back shows, and I spent my days off in the most boring possible way, just resting my voice. So I finished the tour feeling good. I'm usually kind of dragging my ass home at the end of the tour. This time I felt like, "I've still got a month of gigs left in me." But Alex was done in and Neil has a small child at home. He had to get home. So, that's cool. I understand that it's time to knock it on the head.
Thanks to reader Keith Talmud for the news.