In a new interview with Rolling Stone, RUSH frontman Geddy Lee has said that the band has no material left in its archives and that the fans should therefore not expect any kind of archive release in the future.
When asked if there is anything left in the studio archive,” Geddy responded: “No, there’s nothing. There’s nothing there. There’s nothing left. There might be half-finished demos somewhere where we got halfway through and went, ‘Oh, this song sucks.’ And it never got made.”
“Some of those things may not even be in a stage that there’s drums on them. You’d know when you’re working on a song if you’re beating a dead horse. If that song wasn’t really coming together — and especially with me as I got older — I had less patience for staying with a song that obviously wasn’t working.
“Sometimes you come in the next day, and Alex [Lifeson, guitar] and I would be working on a demo, and we’d go, ‘What the f*ck is this song, anyway?’ He’s like, ‘I don’t know. I’ve forgotten why we were doing it.’ So you just trash it and start again. We didn’t record anything and then at the end say, ‘No, that doesn’t make it onto the record.’ Those things don’t exist at all.”