Geddy Lee speaks of possible concert “that paid tribute to the songs of Rush”

Author Flavia Andrade - 13.11.2023

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, legendary Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee was asked if he misses the band. Lee, who is promoting his new memoir “My Effin’ Life”, responded:

Oh fuck yeah, enormously. It was hard for me when Neil [Peart] announced he was going to retire, which is a word I refused to hear, la la la. Do I miss the adulation? No. But I miss the sound of the crowd a little bit. When I go see my friends on tour, I am jealous. They’re still enjoying it.

It’s been eight years since the last Rush gig. To start the whole thing up again takes an incredible amount of koyech [strength]. Would I do it again? It’s possible. Will I do something else musically? It’s possible. Now that I’ve turned myself into a farkakte [lousy] writer, I have to get this out of the way first.

Then, Lee was asked if there could be another Rush concert, to which he replied:

There could be a show that paid tribute to the songs of Rush. I would never say there will never be another Rush show. We get approached all the time.

When asked about if drummers ever say “If you continue without Neil, I’m available”, Lee responded:

Again, all the time. At the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert [in September 2022], Alex [Lifeson] and I played with Dave Grohl and a bunch of other drummers. Neil would have loved it. I know he was looking down at us — or looking up at us — and thinking, ‘Fuck, that would have been fun.’