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Geddy Lee: 'I miss being on stage with my Rush buddies'

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Four years on from their swansong live show, Geddy Lee says he misses being on stage with Rush.

The trio’s legendary career came to an end after their show at The Forum in Inglewood, California on 1st August 2015 as part of, what proved to be, their swansong R40 Live Tour.

In a fresh interview to promote his Big Beautiful Book of Bass, Geddy was asked by The Chronicle Herald if he missing being on the road with Rush.

“I don’t miss leaving my family,” Geddy said. “But I miss those three hours on stage with my buddies. That, especially in the last 10 years of touring, was so much fun and so gratifying.”

Asked if Rush will ever record music together again, Geddy replied: “I don’t really know. Alex (Lifeson) is turning into this super session guy.

“He loves playing on other people’s records without the responsibilities of having to write anything other than his solo. I know he’s really digging that.

“I’ve been doing the book, but we talk, quite a lot. We see each other quite a lot. And we visit with Neil quite often. So we’re all close but I don’t think we would ever do a project – the three of us.

“It’s certainly possible that Alex and I would do something down the road. I can’t see the three of us ever really doing anything.”

Speaking in Issue 13 of Planet Rock Magazine back in March, Alex Lifeson said he had finally come to terms with Rush’s demise.

Reflecting on their final gig, Alex told us: “It wasn’t until a year later that I started to feel better about it all. I realised we’d gone out on a high note.”

Reflecting more upon that final concert, Alex called it a “very powerful” experience, explaining: “I remember looking around the whole arena and trying to take it all in. The lighting. The crowd. The people around me. It was very emotional for us.

“I loved the way we presented those shows, starting with ‘Clockwork Angels’ and then working our way back to the very beginning. But had we done a typical-length tour of about 80 dates, I think I would have been more satisfied with it.”

Asked if he has since come to terms with Rush being over, Alex said: “Yes, I think so. I don’t want to be in a band and tour any more. I don’t feel the need to carry on with what I did for almost half a century. I’m fine with it now. And I’m as busy as I would ever want to be.”

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