Geddy Lee Has Hesitation Playing With Alex Lifeson Again
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Amidst the speculations of Geddy Lee getting back with former Rush bandmate Alex Lifeson to write songs again, the frontman clarified their plans to their fans who are expecting new Rush materials.
Although the band announced their retirement, Lee and Lifeson remained close friends after the passing of their drummer Neil Peart. While recently, Lee told CTV Morning Live about working with Lifeson:
“If I say anything about working with Alex, people run to the conclusion that Rush is starting up again.
“That is not the case. Yes, Alex and I like each other a lot, still. We hang around with each other a lot. And we both have a desire to try to write songs together. We don’t know whether that will bear fruit or not.”
“If it does bear fruit, great. Then we might release some songs. If – that’s always an ‘if’ there; but when people publish articles about that, they leave the ‘if’ out. So, yeah, I plan to get together with Al, and we plan to write some songs, but we don’t know if they’ll be any damn good, so we’ll see what happens.”
Earlier this month, Lee recalled in an interview with Rolling Stone the time Paul McCartney convinced Lee and Lifeson to get back on the road again. They even joked about McCartney being their manager. The bassist shared:
“I said, ‘Talk to Al, because he’s the stubborn one.’ And so he was lecturing Al about how great it is to tour. ‘You have to do it, man. You have to get back out there, man.’ And Alex said something like, ‘I’ll do it, if you’ll be our manager.’ [To which McCartney responded] ‘I’ll manage you, mate!’”