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Geddy and Alex on That Metal Show

Sun, Dec 28, 2008@9:55AM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 12/31@2:35PM: The entire episode is now up at the VH1 Classic website (thanks bruckler2112).

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were guests on last night's episode of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic. The show is a hard rock and heavy metal themed talk show hosted by DJ Eddie Trunk. Geddy and Alex appeared on the 7th and final episode of the show's inaugural season (outside of a best of show next week). Eddie gushed over the guys as they came out to Limelight playing in the background and immediately made it known how upset he is that Rush is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Geddy and Alex gave their standard reply of how it doesn't mean much to them whether they are inducted or not because they have no control over it. They then touched on a number of subjects including Rock Band (which Alex had discussed at length in this recent interview), the Snakes & Arrows DVD, why they've been filming and releasing to DVD their recent tours, comedy on stage and on their DVDs (Geddy explains the dryers and chicken rotisseries), and checking baseball scores during intermission (as shown in this preview video). After the first commercial break they then came back and talked about the band's longevity. They joked about how Neil was the new guy in the band and how they are thinking of finally starting to pay him. They then explained how their friendship is the main reason they've been able to keep the band together for 34 years, and talked a little about the early days of Rush. Alex mentioned how they are still into drugs ... prescription drugs. Alex and Geddy stuck around for the rest of the show and occasionally broke in with a comment or two. In the Throwdown segment, the question was who was the hotter video vixen Tawny Kitaen or Bobbie Brown. Geddy and Alex both voted for Tani - who won the Throwdown. In the What ever happened to segment they discussed White Lion's Vito Bratta. Eddie brought Geddy and Alex into the discussion and they talked a little about the business side of music and how Rush decided early on to split everything equally among the three members - which was a contributing factor as to why Rush has managed to stay together for so long. All in all the interview was very loose and funny with a lot of joking around. They should be posting the entire episode up on the VH1 Classic website in the next couple days.

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