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Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to appear on The Strombo Show tomorrow

Sat, Nov 5, 2016@8:46PM | comments

UPDATE - 11/8@11:29AM: Some more from the interview - Alex and Geddy on the bittersweet feel of the final tour:

Alex: "Anything that you do for the last time has a sense of longing and a bit of sadness, I think. After doing this, for Geddy and myself for 47-years - you took in every second of every show and scanned the whole crowd, put it in your memory banks.

Geddy: "There's also a bit of denial that gets you through it. You go - ah, this won't be the last one. We'll take a break and then we'll get back together and do another one... because you don't want it to end!

I think I've accepted that it's probably the last one as a tour. We'll see!"

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UPDATE - 11/7@9:07AM: The entire, extended, 25-minute interview is now available as a podcast which you listen to below or at this location:

You can also listen to the entire 3-hour Strombo episode, including the Foos' (46-minute mark) and Billy Talent covers, here. When Strombo asks them whether they've been approached by other artists who want to work with them, here's what Geddy had to say:

... Yeah, I've had some approaches but I'm not ready to do anything yet ... make records with other people. ... I don't want to do something just to do it. It's got to be meaningful for me. It's gotta feel like it's meaningful. ... I know that I'll know it when it presents itself to me. ...

Strombo went on to ask if they have a "book of songs":

Ged: No.
Strombo: No songs left?
Ged: No songs.
Strombo: That's not true
Ged: really.
Al: I've got a bunch of stuff I've written over the years. But I think that when we write together that's a really special thing.
Strombo: Does that still happen?
Al: Well, we haven't.
Ged: Not yet but we probably will.
Al: We'll see.

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Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will be making an appearance on tomorrow evening's edition of The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2. They'll be discussing the Rush: Time Stand Still documentary along with the upcoming 2112 40th anniversary Super Deluxe edition release. According to this tweet they'll also be spinning a couple of the covers included as bonus content on the package, specifically Billy Talent's cover of A Passage to Bangkok and the Foo Fighters' take on 2112: Overture. The 40th anniversary 2112 edition will release on December 16th and you can pre-order it on Amazon (2CD+DVD, 3 LP, Super Deluxe). The Strombo Show airs on CBC Radio 2 every Sunday from 8-11PM. Podcasts of the show are made available after the show airs at this location.

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