Alex Lifeson Reveals Recent Gigs With Geddy Lee Gave “Closure”
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Alex Lifeson admitted that his latest gigs with Rush bandmate Geddy Lee have given fans “closure.”
Last December, Lifeson made appearances in London and Toronto in support of Lee’s book tour for the autobiography, My Effin’ Life. Most recently, the guitarist spoke to SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk and shared:
“Doing these shows with him was a no-brainer.
“Because basically I just sat on a stage with him doing the stuff that we’ve been doing for 50 years in the back of a car or in an airplane or on the bus. We’re best of friends. So it was just getting up and riffing and laughing and goofing around. Just like we always have.”
As expected, their last gigs were supported by Rush fans. Lifeson stated:
“The audience in Toronto was like just being in a room with a bunch of friends.
“A lot of people didn’t feel they had closure after we finished the last tour. And I think this is a way of giving them a little bit. To see that everything is OK, that we’re still friends and together and doing stuff together, having the same kind of wonderful experience that we’ve always had.”
Will Alex Lifeson Get Back On The Road Again?
Although their last appearances were welcomed by fans positively, Lifeson clarified that there are no plans for him and Lee to tour together. The guitarist even noted that he was not interested in hitting the road again. He explained:
“So 40 years of touring, I’m not interested in touring anymore.
“I enjoyed it when we did it, there were lots of ups and downs. The gig is great, the show is great, and for the other 21 hours in a day, you’re just waiting for those 3 hours. And it gets tiring, especially when you have a family and you have loved ones at home that you’re estranged from for months and months and months at a time. I don’t miss that aspect of it.”
Talking about future collaborations of new music from the Rush bandmates, Lifeson said:
“I know Ged would like to play again and he would like to spend some time writing.
“But beyond that, honestly, we haven’t talked about anything beyond just getting together and having a coffee and bashing out a few notes.”
“Whenever he’s ready, like usual, I only live five minutes away from him.
“I’ll go over and hang out and we’ll turn the recorder on and do some stuff. But there’s no plan for a tour. There’s no plan for anything.”