There Will Never Be Another Rush Tour Without All Three Members

by VVN Music

Don't expect Rush to go the way of AC/DC or so many other bands with only a fraction of the original members.

In their new film, Rush: Time Stand Still, it becomes very obvious that there most likely won't be anymore touring for the band and that the fans were lucky to have the 35 date R40 trek.

Rolling Stone has seen the film and lists ten things they learned from the viewing. Included is the fact that drummer Neil Peart really had no interest in the final tour but became resigned to it after hearing that guitarist Alex Lifeson was starting to suffer from arthritis and was also looking at the end of regularly playing.

It also comes out that Peart not only suffered from his regular aches and pains from years of drumming, but he also developed painful blisters on his hands and a number of ailments on his feet that made walking and playing drums painful.  He attributed the foot problem to riding his motorcycle between shows in pouring rain.

The real revelation is that the members are pretty much in agreement that they will not go on the road with replacement members. Lifeson said "It's not like you just get new members of a band and just go for it. Rush has never been a band like that. We'd never, ever do something like that."

Lee added "We always said that if the three of us aren't on board, we don't do a thing. There have been other decisions in our career where the three of us weren't on board and we didn't do it. Nothing as profound as ending our touring life, but fair enough. So one guy doesn't want to do that thing anymore that I love to do. That hurts. But there's nothing I can do about it and that's part of the agreement."

As for Peart, he says he doesn't even see a single show in their future.

The full article can be seen at Rolling Stone.


1 comment

Kyle Vernon said...

Sad, but it is what it is. Having fallen in love with Rush when I was 12 I have enjoyed all of their work AND that period from Signals - Test for Echo was absolutely the best for me. After 38 years and six concerts it's time to say goodbye - they will most likely never be equaled in my book. I will wear my Rush Time Machine tour shirt to the movie (or is it a wake?) and remember the great thoughts their music allowed me to have. Fare Thee Well, Rush; Fare Thee Well.

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