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Geddy Lee on touring, R40 Live and his plans for 2016 in new BBC interview

Wed, Dec 9, 2015@10:18AM | comments

While in London promoting the R40 Live release recently, Geddy Lee sat down for a new video interview with Tim Masters of the BBC where he chats about the quintessential elements of Rush, a typical Rush audience, Rush's first gig, and whether the R40 Live tour was Rush's last:

... "As you get older and as the prospect of the end of your touring life becomes an option, you try not to take your shows and your gigs for granted," ... "On this tour in particular it was a little more emotional than others because you're never quite sure if you are going to get around to do this again. ... I hope [the LA show]'s not our last one but - if it is - we sure went out with a bang." ...

The article also includes some portions of the interview not included in the video. Here's what Geddy had to say about the band's future:

.. "I'm one of three members and everybody has a kind of different idea about what they'd like to do with the rest of their lives. So I'm not really sure at this point whether there will be more tours or not. But I remain optimistic." ...

They go on to mention that Geddy's plans for 2016 include working as executive producer on Baseballisimo - an independent film project based on Dave Bidini's 2005 book Baseballissimo. You can watch/read the interview on the BBC website here (thanks Duncan C).