Thursday, August 11, 2022

Rush: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reunite for South Park concert performance

Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reunited for a South Park 25th anniversary concert performance in Denver, CO on August 10.

According to Rolling Stone, the Canadian rockers joined Primus and South Park co-creator Matt Stone on drums at the city’s Red Rocks Amphitheater to deliver the 1977 classic, “Closer To The Heart.”

Primus – who have been playing the song’s full album, “A Farewell To Kings”, in its entirety on its 2022 tour – were honored to be joined by Lee and Lifeson, who were performing together for the first time since the 2020 passing of Neil Peart.

“This is one of the most amazing moments of my life,” Primus frontman Les Claypool told the audience during an extended jam on the tune. “Matt Stone, is this one of the most amazing moments of your life? Look at who is standing in front of you. It’s Geddy and Alex! When I was a young whippersnapper, in my mind, the greatest human being on the planet that held a four-string [bass] in his hand is that man right there, Geddy Lee! That’s f**kin’ Geddy Lee, right there, everybody!”

"South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert" will air Saturday, August 13 on Comedy Central, and a day later on Paramount+.

The South Park event marks the first of three appearances for Lee and Lifeson this year: they are both set to perform during the upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in honor of the late Foo Fighters drummer, which will take place September 3 at London’s Wembley Stadium and September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

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