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Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Eddie Trunk speculates on Rush's future, possible Lee-Lifeson collaboration

Thu, Aug 24, 2017@10:23AM | comments

UPDATE - 9/4@8:43PM: Eddie Trunk talks about all the confusion surrounding his comments regarding Rush on his Aug 29th radio show in this clip:

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UPDATE - 9/1@9:06AM: Donna Halper elaborates on her previous comments in a blog post from yesterday.

UPDATE - 8/27@6:42PM: From Donna Halper (via Facebook):

Two quick things (by special request, just for Rush fans). Thing one: I spoke to Alex and conveyed everyone's happy birthday wishes. He told me he appreciates it, and that he's doing well. Healthier (lost some weight), very involved with some individual projects, life is good. And now... thing two. I asked him about the online rumors and he told me there's no LeeLifeson collaboration in the works. Both Geddy and Alex keep in close touch, of course, but both are very busy with their own projects. And neither has any plans for forming a band or touring or anything like that in the immediate future. As Alex just told me, the rumors are only rumors. And now you know... the rest of the story, direct from Alex himself.

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UPDATE - 8/26@3:38PM: And another tweet from Trunk:

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UPDATE - 8/25@3:23PM: Apparently Trunk spoke about his comments on his radio show today and backpedaled a bit, also saying that Rush's management even contacted him about it (thanks John at Cygnus-X1.net):

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DJ Eddie Trunk recently hosted a radio broadcast from the House of Blues in Houston, and during a Q&A session with fans was asked about his opinion on the future of Rush.

"... [Neil Peart]'s out. I think he's done...done...done. However Geddy is the total opposite. I talked to Geddy a couple times ... and Geddy told me he is actually reinvigorated. He told me at the time he made some changes to his diet which helped his voice ... and he had a ton of energy, and he wanted to make music and continue in some way. Alex seems to be somewhere in the middle. Alex has said publicly he absolutely wants to do some stuff again. He's doing some producing, he's doing some writing. There has been talk about a band called Lee-Lifeson, which would be the two of them going out and doing stuff together. They would never call it Rush. Those guys are too classy...they would never do that... They would call it potentially Lee-Lifeson, maybe play some Rush tunes and make new music, because they want to continue to create new music as well. I've heard rumors about that ... It's up to them..."

Whether Trunk has any actual inside information or is just speculating based on what both Geddy and Alex have said in recent interviews isn't clear. However, it should be noted that Trunk was referencing some older interviews and conversations he'd had with the band, along with several already publicly available interviews that have taken place in the last couple of years. He also admits that, "he's heard rumors", so it's unlikely he has any kind of inside track. Both Geddy and Alex have said on several occasions that the pair expect to work together in some capacity in the future, so any speculation of a future Lee-Lifeson collaboration (personally, I prefer Dirxst) isn't really much of a reach. In Alex Lifeson's Sirius XM interview back in April he said the following:

... Ged and I will probably do something together. He's been really busy. He's working on his own little book project. He's become quite a bass guitar collector, and he wants to do a little thing on the history of the instrument. So that's keeping him super busy. ...

You can listen to Trunk's full comments on Rush below or on YouTube at this location. Thanks to John at Cygnus-X1.net for the heads up and transcript.

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