Geddy Lee Wants To ‘Do Some Things In Music’ Before It’s Too Late

In a recent conversation with Pollstar, Geddy Lee of Rush opened up about his eagerness to immerse himself once again in the creative landscape of music, expressing a palpable sense of urgency to explore new musical ventures before time slips away.

Detailing his future aspirations, the renowned bassist outlined his intentions, stating:

“I have some substantial decisions to contemplate, and I’m in that pondering stage. I’m looking forward to getting back to writing music and seeing where that journey takes me. There are things in the realm of music that I’d like to pursue before closing the door on that option. So, I just need some time now.”

Having recently completed the intense final stretch dedicated to crafting his new book, ‘My Effin’ Life,’ Lee acknowledged the need for a break after investing nearly three years in its creation. Describing the last two months as particularly demanding, with constant travel and extensive public engagements, he emphasized the significance of a period dedicated to reflection rather than continuous dialogue.

Despite his seasoned career as a performer, Lee encountered new challenges during the ‘My Effin’ Life In Conversation’ book tour, including the anxiety of appearing on stage without his bass guitar for the first time. The memoir itself provides an intimate journey into his life and career, addressing personal struggles, the intricacies of band dynamics, and the profound impact of losing Neil Peart to brain cancer in 2020.

In a discussion with Classic Rock regarding his autobiography, Lee shared the delicate balance he aimed to strike in respecting Peart’s privacy and that of his family:

“Carrie [Peart’s wife] and Olivia [his daughter] are going to read it. So, I didn’t want to betray any confidence, but at the same time, I think it was appropriate to describe the difficulty of that three-and-a-half-year period. It was difficult for me, and I was just his friend; I wasn’t part of his family. And it was a nightmare for them, what they had to live with on a daily basis.”

The book tour itself became a memorable experience for fans, featuring surprise guest hosts such as Paul Rudd, Jack Black, and even Rush co-founder Alex Lifeson. This tour, coupled with Lee’s select appearances since Rush’s last tour in 2015, marked a significant moment for both Lee and his fans, rekindling the in-person connection that has been a hallmark of his illustrious career.

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