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Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson discuss the history of Rush from Vapor Trails onward

Mon, Aug 8, 2016@11:52AM | comments has posted the fourth part of their interview with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson where the pair reflect on the history of Rush. They had posted the first and second parts back in February, and the third part earlier this summer. In this installment they discuss the period from Vapor Trails on through the present day, and touch briefly on what the future may hold. Here's Alex Lifeson on the band's legacy:

... I'm proud of the body of work we've created, and the longevity and the level of proficiency that we've been able to achieve. Looking back, I'm not embarrassed by any of our records. ... I think, in the end, the strength of the band is that we've always been so secure in knowing we have a strong following. I'm not sure I ever really felt competition with another band. It doesn't work like that. We just enjoy playing together. And that's why we'll know when we're done. I don't want to play when I can't. I would hate to go on the road and just be a facsimile of what Rush once was, with people saying, 'Oh God, they're hobbling around on stage and he can't even play the guitar solo in La Villa Strangiato!' I would hate that. I would rather people say, 'Oh man, remember how we went to the Rush show three years ago and they were amazing?' That's how I want this band to be remembered.

You can read the entire fourth part of the interview online here (thanks RushFanForever).