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Alex Lifeson talks R40 Live, Rush's future in new Billboard interview

Tue, Nov 17, 2015@9:33AM | comments

Alex Lifeson recently sat down with Billboard magazine to chat about Rush's upcoming R40 Live tour video, his health and the future of Rush. Here's what Alex had to say about R40 Live being potentially the band's last tour:

... "I don't think it is the end, and we never really said this is definitively our last tour. I think it's likely to be our last major tour, but we're still in contact, very close contact with each other, all three of us, and I don't think it's certainly the end of the band. There are still lots of things we want to do. It's not to say that we wouldn't do something in the future on a smaller scale, and there's always the fun project of making a record, which we've all loved forever. Right now I think we're just kind of relaxing and taking it in and getting reconnected with our families and friends and more of a domestic life, and then we'll kinda sort of review it, I think, in the new year and see what we want to do." ...

As far as future musical projects, Lifeson had the following to say:

... "I'm getting very itchy," Lifeson says. "There's nothing specific we're looking at, but I think ultimately I'd like to get back in with Ged and start writing and then have Neil join in and take it from there. That's how we always start: [Lee] and I jamming, and we'll do that for a little while, and then Neil will start sending lyrics and we'll kind of piece it together with what we're doing. So I'm hoping that's somewhere in the near future." ...

You can read the entire interview online at this location. R40 Live releases this coming Friday with a special UK screening this evening at the Gibson Showroom in London.