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New Alex Lifeson interview in today's Toronto Sun

Fri, Jun 12, 2015@12:29PM | comments

A new interview with Alex Lifeson appears in today's Toronto Sun. The interview was conducted prior to the start of the R40 Live tour and Alex reiterates much of what he said in his recent Classic Rock interview, including his and Neil Peart's health issues and Rush's future plans:

... "I don't see us breaking up or hanging it up, but certainly this kind of touring has become much more difficult," said Lifeson. "So maybe in the future we'd look at more special event kind of things. We've always talked about doing say five days at Radio City, five days at Massey Hall, those sorts of runs instead of five, six, seven months." ... "It's a lot tougher at 61 than it was at 21," he said. "And we're all feeling the aches and pains of our advancing years. I have had arthritis for a long time and it's just a little more in the forefront, in terms of my hands. And you know Neil's had this chronic tendonitis in his arm and his shoulders are starting to feel it, you know he plays so hard, so it only stands to reason that you need to warm up, you need to get in shape. We all go to the gym, four or five times a week. It's not just sitting around and eating chips and smoking pot. I mean that's fine but to prep for a tour, it's a really serious endeavour." ...

You can read the entire interview online at this location (thanks Driven from TO).