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Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins wants Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to make music together again

Tue, Dec 1, 2020@10:13PM | comments

FoosLollBerlin190917-21 (cropped)Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins recently spoke with Doug Elliott of Toronto's 94.9 The Rock for a new interview and the subject of Rush and the late Neil Peart came up at one point:

... Nobody can do it like Neil, man. There can never be another Neil Peart. No way. He had the craziest hands, and he just had such a unique thing. I hope that Geddy and Al play together, and I hope they can find someone to do something with them. But no one will ever be Neil Peart; it's just impossible. And I think Geddy and Alex know that, and they feel the same way. But I want them to play - I really, really do. I know they wanna play. I don't know that, like, personally, but ...

When then asked about what a new collaboration between Geddy and Alex might be like and whether it would be in the same style as Rush, Hawkins added the following:

... Those are their songs. It would obviously be somewhat in the same style as Rush, I would imagine. But I think that they would, instead of trying to get a copy of Neil Peart, probably try a different sort of style. But I don't know. Who knows? Who knows if they'll ever even do it? Maybe they've been done long enough where now they're just, like, 'It's kind of nice just to be home and chill.' ... They did it for so long. ... But I know they'll wanna play on some level - I know they will. Geddy is such a player; he's such a musician. He's a musician's musician. And so is Alex. But I don't know Alex as well as I know Geddy. And I don't know Geddy that well. But just the few times I've gotten to really hang with him, he's a really funny guy. He's got a really dark sense of humor that you would never expect. But he's a smartass. I love it. ...

You can listen to the full audio of the interview below with the Rush part coming in at around the 7-minute mark. Thanks to for the info and transcript.