Geddy Lee says Rush could be active again

Since Neil Peart, the primary lyricist and drummer for Rush, passed away in 2020 at the age of 67, it was widely believed that the band had ended because of his significant contribution to the band’s music and songs. But in 2022, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, two of the original members came together to perform Rush songs at memorial concerts honoring Taylor Hawkins.

Lee stated in a recent interview with The Washington Post that they may perform Rush again.

Geddy Lee says Rush could be active again

Geddy said, “It had been a taboo subject, and playing those songs again with a third person was the elephant in the room, and that kind of disappeared.”

“It was nice to know that if we decide to go out, Alex and I, whether we went out as part of a new thing, or whether we just wanted to go out and play Rush as Rush, we could do that now.”

He said that Paul McCartney, a Beatle, offered them the idea after complimenting them on their performance at the Taylor Hawkins tribute event and suggesting that they return to touring.

Childhood friends Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson founded Rush in 1968 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Only in 1974, after their self-titled debut album had been published, did Neil Peart finally join them. John Rutsey, who was forced to leave the band owing to health concerns, was replaced by him.

While on the road, Geddy is promoting “My Effin’ Life,” his new biography.


  • 13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
  • 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
  • 17 – National Harbor, MD – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
  • 18 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens
  • 19 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
  • 21 – Montréal, QC – Théâtre Maisonneuve
  • 23 – Vancouver, BC – The Centre in Vancouver
  • 24 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
  • 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
  • 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
  • 30 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre


  • 3 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
  • 4 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
  • 7 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
  • 10 – Wolverhampton, The Civic at The Halls
  • 13 – Sheffield, City Hall
  • 14 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
  • 17 – Portsmouth, Guildhall
  • 18 – London, Barbican



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