Living out of the limelight: Geddy Lee says Rush has “zero plans to tour again”
ByHere's some bad news for Rush fans hoping the band may one day end its retirement from touring: Frontman Geddy Lee tells Rolling Stone that "there are zero plans to tour again." In a new interview with the magazine, Lee explains that he guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart are "very close and talk all the time, but we don't talk about work. We're friends, and we talk about life as friends." He adds, "I would say there's no chance of seeing Rush on tour again as Alex, Geddy, Neil. But would you see one of us or two of us or three of us? That's possible." Meanwhile, the singer/bassist/keyboardist tells Rolling Stone that he hasn't "been thinking about another music project at this point," partly because he's been focused for the last few years on his soon-to-be-published Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. "[I]t's a book about what the bass guitar means to me -- and what the bass guitar means to music, especially from the years 1950 through the '80s," he explains. "So it was quite a fascinating endeavor and a great challenge." As previously reported, the book, which will be released on December 4, features details about Lee's collection of vintage basses. It also includes interviews with such renowned bassists as Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Metallica's Robert Trujillo, U2's Adam Clayton and The Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman. Regarding a possible new solo album, Geddy tells Rolling Stone, "I do think about it, and I think once the dust settles from this project, I'll probably find myself bored and wandering down to the studio to try to enliven my own life, and if something of a positive nature happens down there, I'll take it to the next step." Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.