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#1 Drew2112

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:06 PM

Tour is in quotes because it's a VERY limited run of shows in smaller venues.

 

15-20 shows across the US only. 5,000 and less seat venues.

 

Stripped down stage show.

 

2 hour show broken into 2, 1 hour sets.

 

Career spanning material.

 

Mark my words. This comes from a very reliable source close to the band.

 

Look for an official announcement soonish.

 

 



#2 MrSkeptic

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:06 PM

Uh huh.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:12 PM

DJ Eddie Trunk recently hosted a radio broadcast from the House of Blues in Houston, and during a Q&A session with fans was asked about his opinion on the future of Rush.

"... [Neil Peart]'s out. I think he's done...done...done. However Geddy is the total opposite. I talked to Geddy a couple times ... and Geddy told me he is actually reinvigorated. He told me at the time he made some changes to his diet which helped his voice ... and he had a ton of energy, and he wanted to make music and continue in some way. Alex seems to be somewhere in the middle. Alex has said publicly he absolutely wants to do some stuff again. He's doing some producing, he's doing some writing. There has been talk about a band called Lee-Lifeson, which would be the two of them going out and doing stuff together. They would never call it Rush. Those guys are too classy...they would never do that... They would call it potentially Lee-Lifeson, maybe play some Rush tunes and make new music, because they want to continue to create new music as well. I've heard rumors about that ... It's up to them..."

Whether Trunk has any actual inside information or is just speculating based on what both Geddy and Alex have said in recent interviews isn't clear. However, it should be noted that Trunk was referencing some older interviews and conversations he'd had with the band, along with several already publicly available interviews that have taken place in the last couple of years. He also admits that, "he's heard rumors", so it's unlikely he has any kind of inside track. Both Geddy and Alex have said on several occasions that the pair expect to work together in some capacity in the future, so any speculation of a future Lee-Lifeson collaboration (personally, I prefer Dirxst) isn't really much of a reach. In Alex Lifeson's Sirius XM interview back in April he said the following:

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... Ged and I will probably do something together. He's been really busy. He's working on his own little book project. He's become quite a bass guitar collector, and he wants to do a little thing on the history of the instrument. So that's keeping him super busy. ...


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#4 EZrhythm

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:40 PM

(Fanboi button ON) Looking forward to whatever they do! (Fanboi button OFF)



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:20 PM

Hey could happen. You figure by now they realize they're bleeding money plus the music bug has likely bit again.
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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:30 PM

I believe it. That Trunk missive is to get the chatter going.

Maybe they'll tour with a sideband. That'd be sick. A rhythm guitarist and a keyboard player would free them up.

Oh and Matt Cameron.
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:53 AM

They're gonna need some soundchecks and outtakes to fill up that "vault".
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#8 Greg

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:51 PM

From Donna Halper on FB

 

Since people are asking me, I would not be shocked if Geddy and Alex formed some kind of group (whether it's called LeeLifeson or something else... but it would NEVER be called Rush). Geddy misses performing, and Alex has said he'd like to do some performing too, though maybe not on a regular basis. Neil is not interested and I totally respect that. He suffered with tendinitis and bravely put up with it for a long time, just to give the fans everything he could. Now, he's happy in private life, hanging out with his family and close friends. Meanwhile, if Geddy and Alex do put together some kind of band, I'll be delighted to see it, because they'll be doing what they love.


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#9 chemistry1973

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:52 PM

Maybe NP will pen a couple numbers.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:56 PM

Maybe NP will pen a couple numbers.

 

No way. Writer's cramp.


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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#11 Three Eyes

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:40 AM

Mark my words.

 

Ok.

 

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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#12 fenderjazz

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 01:19 AM

I imagine the Trunk rumor is being leaked to us to gauge our interest. I think every Rush fan would give a Lee/Lifeson project a shot, with or without Neil. The drummer doesn't have to even be a superstar.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 01:25 AM

15-20 shows across the US only. 5,000 and less seat venues.

That line right there = horse shit...

 

Let me get this straight.  All three will do a limited tour, with limited seats, that will equal limited money.  GTFO!


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#14 The Gangster of Boats

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 01:37 PM

Maybe NP will pen a couple numbers.

He'll write something for Godsmack...

Something along the "keep away from me" vein...


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 01:40 PM

That line right there = horse shit...

Let me get this straight. All three will do a limited tour, with limited seats, that will equal limited money. GTFO!


Yes. That's the part I don't get. I get the Lee/Lifeson deal being this, because no one is sure how big it would be. With Neil, it goes large venues automatically.

#16 DaveG

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:51 PM

The prospect of Geddy and Alex creating new music with a new collaborator(s) is way more interesting to me than the idea of Rush coming together for a few shows as a nostalgia act.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:23 PM

^^^ Couldn't agree more.  Nothing more pathetic than nostalgia tours.

 

When it's over, it's time to end it with dignity.  IMO, with Geddy trying to hit the high notes, it was beginning to be a little undignified.  Glad they cut the cord when they did.


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#18 Baba Booey

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:10 PM

Hey could happen. You figure by now they realize they're bleeding money plus the music bug has likely bit again.


Good point. I've been thinking myself that when the C$ starts running dry something will happen. Either that or when Mosbach needs a reason to exist.

But, with all due respect, I'm considering source. 😝

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#19 Baba Booey

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:11 PM

I imagine the Trunk rumor is being leaked to us to gauge our interest. I think every Rush fan would give a Lee/Lifeson project a shot, with or without Neil. The drummer doesn't have to even be a superstar.


Right now I'll pay just to watch them do nothing but fart. 😜

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:36 PM

More from Donna H today...

 

Two quick things (by special request, just for Rush fans). Thing one: I spoke to Alex and conveyed everyone's happy birthday wishes. He told me he appreciates it, and that he's doing well. Healthier (lost some weight), very involved with some individual projects, life is good. And now... thing two. I asked him about the online rumors and he told me there's no LeeLifeson collaboration in the works. Both Geddy and Alex keep in close touch, of course, but both are very busy with their own projects. And neither has any plans for forming a band or touring or anything like that in the immediate future. As Alex just told me, the rumors are only rumors. And now you know... the rest of the story, direct from Alex himself. 

 


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