Alex Lifeson Talks Solo Projects, the Future of Rush, Geddy Lee's New Book, and More in Sirius XM Interview
During the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies last Friday, Alex Lifeson sat down with Sirius XM's Debatable for an exclusive interview where the Rush guitarist covered a number of topics. While the interview was only available to Sirius XM subscribers, Blabbermouth.Net has just posted a partial transcription of the interview.
Regarding the future of Rush, and the possibility of the band touring again, Alex has these somber comments:"...I would say that it's unlikely that we'll tour again as RUSH. Really, we toured for forty-one years, and I have to say that first year off, I felt like I was grieving for my career and the band, but truly, forty-one years of touring the way we toured, I shouldn't feel badly about that..."Even though is seemed clear that there aren't any immediate plans for Rush to regroup, Alex indicated that he would still likely team up with Geddy at some point:"...Ged and I will probably do something together. He's been really busy. He's working on his own little book project. He's become quite a bass guitar collector, and he wants to do a little thing on the history of the instrument. So that's keeping him super busy." As for Peart, Lifeson said: "I'm not sure what Neil's doing these days. He's on the West Coast. He's always got something going on..."As for his own solo work, Lifeson had this to say:"...I'm writing a lot of music lately, and I'd like to do some stuff," he said. "I'm gonna play on a couple of other records over the next couple of months, just guesting and things like that.Check out the entire article, which includes news on a 40th Anniversary Box Set of the band's A Farewell to Kings album that's likely to be released sometime this year.
"I'll always play music, I'll always love music," he continued. "I've been playing a lot more guitar lately than I have in a long time and writing a lot of stuff on the acoustic [guitar]. I'm having fun writing trippy kind of atmospheric stuff, a lot of acoustic, some electric stuff, of course. But it's really kind of fun being sort of not the guy that I was, writing at that time with the band. It's all solo stuff. I'll get friends to play on it and things like that..."
Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for passing along the news.