Radio.com has posted a new, lengthy Q&A session with both Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where, among other topics, the question about 'What's next' for Rush was addressed:Do you think you’ll tour again before going back into the studio?The conversation continued on the topic of an R40 tour:
Lifeson: I don’t know. Some days I feel like being back out on the road and taking advantage of the fact that it’s our 40th anniversary, and on other days, I kind of sit around here messing with musical ideas and I think, “We’ve got to get together and start writing.” I think that whatever we do, it’s not going to be until next year. I was over at Ged’s the other day, in fact—he’s just redone his little [home] studio, [and] we were both chomping at the bit to get together and start writing. He wants to try out his millions of new bass guitars that he’s got now. So we’ll do some writing, and we’ll see where that goes.
Lee: I just want to play. I wouldn’t mind going back on tour. I’m really dying to play, I have all of these new old instruments that I’m dying to try out. My curiosity tends to lean towards playing live.Back to Rush: How would you like to see the next tour take shape?Sounds like Alex may have finally learned his lesson about spilling the beans on what songs the band might play live :)
Lifeson: I think it’d be more of a 40th anniversary celebration, much like R30 was. A fun trip back to the past with maybe some looking forward. In my mind, ideally, we’d go out with a couple of new songs, and revisit some old stuff, maybe stuff we haven’t previously played.
What would you want to revisit?
Lifeson: That’s a dangerous question, because there are a couple of songs that I would mention, and then fans will interpret that as, “They’re definitely gonna play that song!” I think there are songs that are real fan favorites that we’ve avoided for a long time. And I think if we plan to go back out, we would have a very close review of some of those songs.
You can read the entire article via this LINK.
Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for passing along the news.