Rush Discuss Future of Band -
Could one of the most successful and longest running prog bands
be contemplating retirement after nearly 45 years together?
Despite finding themselves in the midst of their 'Clockwork Angles' tour, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson told Premier Guitar (via Ultimate Classic Rock):
"One day, we're not going to be able to do it anymore. That's a reality, and I don't think we should get too caught up in it. When it happens it happens, and that's it. We've had a great run, we've left a great legacy that we're proud of, and who knows what'll come after that?…I don't want to be 70 years old jumping around onstage. Maybe if we're still making great music, sure. But I kind of doubt it by that point."
Lifeson's frank comments follow a recent interview Rolling Stone conducted with Neil Peart where the drummer admitted that he "didn't think it possible" he would still be working ten years down the line due to the physicality involved in performing every night.
And frontman/bassist Geddy Lee said the band may need to scale things back as they approach their senior years:
"There comes a point when you just have to accept that you're approaching 60 and that maybe three hours of blistering rock is for a younger man. So maybe it's just inevitable that Rush tours down the road-if all goes well and there are Rush tours - aren't three hours long."