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New Billboard interview with Geddy Lee

Mon, Dec 5, 2011@1:25PM | comments removed/disabled

[Geddy Lee Talks Rush Legacy: 'Moving Pictures,' Their Next Album & More]

Billboard magazine recently posted a short new interview with Geddy Lee where Geddy discusses a range of subjects including the Rush documentary, how his parents being Holocaust survivors influenced his life and music, his baseball memorabilia collection and whether the band would consider playing another album in its entirety - like what was done with Moving Pictures on the recent Time Machine tour:

... We really enjoyed that whole experience. We played for three hours -- you can tuck a 45-minute album in there and still play lots of new things and lots of other things. If we were really out of our minds, we would attempt something like [1978's] "Hemispheres." If Rush has a cult following, within that cult following there's a following for "Hemispheres" [laughs]. I'm not sure we're up for that one, but I could see us doing "2112." ...

Geddy also talks about what fans can expect from Rush's upcoming Clockwork Angels album, along with some new revelations regarding their feelings on the recording of their last album - 2007's Snakes & Arrows:

The first two [single] releases from this album, "Caravan" and "Brought Up to Believe," are a great indication of where this album's going, although there's much more variety than just what those two songs offer. When I look back at [2007 album] "Snakes and Arrows," as happy as we were with that record, in retrospect I feel we kind of overdid it with overdubs. We'd like to simplify that, just in terms of making sure the guitar, bass and drum sounds are big and loud and clear, and any time we are going to add an overdub, to make sure that it definitely is adding and not subtracting.

Interesting stuff. You can read the entire article/interview at this link.

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