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Rush featured in October, 2015 issue of Classic Rock Magazine

Tue, Sep 8, 2015@1:48PM | comments

The October, 2015 issue of the UK's Classic Rock magazine contains a six-page feature on Rush titled Exit Stage Left? which was just made available online at the Classic Rock website here. The feature follows the band during the last few days of the R40 Live tour, and interviewer Philip Wilding speaks with all three members, along with manager Ray Danniels, Chad Smith, Matt Stone and Geddy Lee's wife Nancy. It's clear that the members have different feelings regarding the band's future:

... Asked recently whether this would be Rush's swansong tour, guitarist Alex Lifeson replied: "I don't think we'd have much difficulty thinking about it as possibly the last." Remind Geddy Lee of this today and he laughs. "That's not true," says the bassist and singer. "I'm having great difficulty thinking like that. Alex is not speaking for me, and I don't think he's really speaking for himself either. I think he has mixed feelings. I don't want to speak for him. You can ask him. He can tell you his own lies." ... Of the three members of Rush, [Neil Peart]'s the one who seems most relieved that this journey might be coming to an end. Later in the evening, he'll tell Jack Black that it's over for him, as Black's eyes get wider and his jaw slackens with disbelief. ...

You can read the entire interview online here and the magazine will also be hitting newsstands soon. It will be available to purchase from as well. Thanks to Eric at Power Windows for the heads up.