Geddy Lee says collaboration with Alex Lifeson is 'certainly possible'

music news 27/05/2019

During a recent interview, Rush frontman Geddy Lee confirmed that the former bandmates remain good friends, and that he and guitarist Alex Lifeson "see each other quite a lot. And we visit with [drummer] Neil [Peart] quite often."

I’m reluctant to leave my family again.

Lee admitted that any new material with all three original Rush members was unlikely, but he did say "It’s certainly possible that Alex and I would do something down the road."

When imaging future music endeavors though, Lee confessed: "I’m reluctant to leave my family again. So for me to do another musical project that would involve touring etc., it would have to be something I feel really strongly about. I’m not saying I wouldn’t do it. But I would have to be so charged up about it, it’s worth that separation."

The band's final show was back on 1st August 2015. Peart insisted it was his last performance, but Lee initially doubted this: "We should have known it was the last show. But I think being eternal optimists, we hoped that after a break we would be back out there. That never materialized."

While Lee said he misses "those three hours onstage with [his] buddies," he's kept busy with the tour of his book 'Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass' - featuring photos of his bass collection, along with interviews with fellow famous bassists including Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, the Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and U2’s Adam Clayton.

"They’re going to keep me busy until next Christmas. And then I’ll be free as bird, and probably next spring I’ll start looking at some serious musical ideas."