GEDDY LEE Says He’s Open To Reuniting with ALEX LIFESON For Future RUSH Performances

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In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Geddy Lee discussed reuniting with Alex Lifeson for tribute concerts in London and Los Angeles honoring the late Taylor Hawkins. They performed with drummers such as Danny Carey, Omar Hakim, Chad Smith, and Dave Grohl. At the after-party, Paul McCartney congratulated them and encouraged them to consider touring again.

Lee said: “It had been a taboo subject, and playing those songs again with a third person was the elephant in the room, and that kind of disappeared. It was nice to know that if we decide to go out, Alex and I, whether we went out as part of a new thing, or whether we just wanted to go out and play RUSH as RUSH, we could do that now.”

In October 2022, Lee and Lifeson visited Lee’s home studio for the first time in a long time and jammed.

Lifeson was thrilled by the offers he received after the Hawkins shows, but he had to undergo surgery for his chronic stomach issues in July.

Whether he has any intention of encouraging his buddy to return to the stage, Lee told The Washington Post: “He needs to feel good and feel healthy and strong. And then maybe we have a discussion.”

Lifeson said in an interview with Guitar World a year and a half ago that he was open to making new music with Lee.

“We’re not putting any pressure on it or anything,” he said. “We had a lot of good years together and we still love each other very much. I talk to Geddy every other day — we’re best friends. There’s more to our life together than just writing music. So if it happens, it happens. And it’ll happen when it happens.”