Friday, January 19, 2018

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson updates band’s status

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson is sharing an update on the band’s status in a new interview with The Globe And Mail.

Following a 2013 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Rush performed the final show of their 40th anniversary R40 Live tour at The Forum in Los Angeles on August 1, 2015, leaving fans to wonder if the Canadian rock legends would return at some point in the future.

“It's been a little over two years since Rush last toured,” explains Lifeson. “We have no plans to tour or record any more. We're basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough.

“But I've actually been busier lately than I have been in a while,”
he continued. “I'm writing a lot. I'm writing on four or five different little projects. I get these requests to do guitar work with other people. It's really a lot of fun for me. It's low pressure: I get to be as creative as I want to be and I can work a little outside of the box, which is really attractive to me.”

Lifeson will appear on Fu Manchu's new album, “Clone Of The Universe”, which is due next month; the rocker is featured on an epic 18-minute track called "Il Mostro Atomico."

Last month, Rush released an expanded 40th anniversary reissue of their 1977 album “A Farewell To Kings.”

Rush formed in 1968 in Toronto’s Willowdale neighborhood when Lifeson started a high school band that eventually included his classmate, Geddy Lee, on vocals, bass and keyboards; drummer Neil Peart, from St. Catharines, ON, joined the group in 1974.

See also:

VIDEO: Rush preview A Farewell To Kings 40th anniversary reissue
Rush to release A Farewell To Kings 40th anniversary editions
PRO VIDEO: Geddy Lee performs with Yes at Rock Hall induction
AUDIO: Rush preview expanded 2112 reissue with unreleased 1976 live outtake
Search Rush at hennemusic