It wouldn’t surprise us if a few Rush fans blasted their tunes over this past weekend following the news of a potential LeeLifeson project featuring guitarist Alex Lifeson and bassist Geddy Lee. The rumors began when radio host Eddie Trunk answered a fan’s question about the future of the band following drummer Neil Peart’s retirement.
According to a recent Facebook post, Donna Halper (radio consultant, historian, and professor) who is well known for helping the band’s American breakthrough, she caught up with Lifeson while wishing him a happy 64th birthday.
“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.”
It’s only a matter of time until we figure out what the guitarist is up to. It does look like we should be expecting new music in the future. However, unsure if it will be a duo, solo, Rush or a brand new project.
[via Ultimate Classic Rock]