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Alex Lifeson talks Lerxst Amps, Taylor Hawkins tributes, working with Geddy on new music and more in new Ultimate Guitar interview

Fri, Jan 19, 2024@8:18PM | comments's Greg Prato recently sat down with Alex Lifeson for a new interview where Lerxst discusses a number of subjects, including his new line of Lerxt Amps, his signature Epiphone Les Paul, the most challenging Rush song, his favorite solos, the Taylor Hawkins tribute shows, and the possibility of making new music with Geddy Lee:

... I don't know. There's certainly a lot of interest in us doing something. I think for a lot of Rush fans, they've been hoping for ... Geddy had his book tour. I went out on a few of those dates with him. I think that's kind of sparked more interest in us working together. Ged's a very busy guy. He's written a couple of books over the years. He has a lot of stuff that he's into. This is my studio in my apartment. I've been working on the Envy of None stuff as well as a few other projects. So I've been playing and recording for all these years. When he's ready, he always says, 'Come over for a coffee and we'll go down to the studio and bash around a few notes.' Yeah, call me. And so far he's been so busy, but I think maybe in the new year - or this is the new year - maybe soon we'll find the time to sit down and see what happens," Lifeson added. "Maybe nothing happens. Maybe it's not there anymore. Maybe it's gonna be amazing. I don't know. We'll see. Honestly, it's not a priority for us. We're happy in our lives. So, it's not like we need to go back to something. And that's my fear. That if we - that would be the expectation, this is like Rush 2. But by necessity it has to be something different. And it can never be Rush. Without Neil, it can never be Rush. That's it. It's over. But you never know what can happen. So we'll see. ...

You can read some more excerpts from the interview here and watch the entire, 18-minute interview below or on YouTube.