In a recent interview with Rock Music History, Andy Curran talked about the possibility of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson getting back together to create new Rush music or perhaps go on tour.
Following the death of Rush’s drummer Neil Peart almost three years ago, the band disbanded, and Lee and Lifeson now appear to be enjoying a semi-retired lifestyle. Lifeson spends his time actively playing golf, and the vocalist is now working on a TV project and his autobiography, “My Effin’ Life,” thus Curran said that the two were happy to have this new-found leisure from recording and touring.
However, there have been rumors of a potential Rush reunion in recent days, so when the host inquired about the likelihood of such a possibility with Andy, the band’s longtime collaborator, and friend, the Coney Hatch rocker was quite upbeat.
Since he was a huge Rush fan, he expressed his desire for Geddy and Alex to reunite, but he also said that since they were both busy with their own projects and interests, even if they did get together in the future, it wouldn’t be anytime soon.
However, Curran emphasized the approaching 50th anniversary of the band, confidently predicting that Lee and Lifeson might collaborate to honor their legacy the following year. As a result, Curran advised Rush fans to focus on the potential 50th-anniversary celebrations if they wanted to have something to look forward to.
Regarding whether Geddy Lee and Alex would tour or record new music, Andy said:
“I know that, Geddy… Listen, I’m going to answer in two ways. I’m going to say, I hope they do [reunite] as a Rush fan. I hope those boys do because I see that there’s a lot of race left in both of those horses. Those guys are extremely creative guys… I would be shocked if they didn’t do something together; that’s maybe the hopeful side of me.
But I do know that Geddy is spending a lot of time and has just announced the release of his book, his memoirs; he’s got a TV show that he’s working on. Alex is an avid golfer, and I think that the boys are enjoying the time away from that very sort of ‘write-tour-record-tour, rinse and repeat.’
I think [they are] enjoying being their own guys with a bit of freedom right now, so I don’t think it’s [the reunion and recording new music] imminent… But the interesting thing is the 50th anniversary of Rush’s next year, so I think there’s ever going to be a time, then we might see something happening next year.”
Therefore, it would appear that Curran holds out a lot of hope for Lee and Lifeson to collaborate in order to celebrate Rush’s 50th anniversary with new music or a tour. Still, only time will tell if the lead singer and guitarist will reunite as Rush, but it seems like that possibility may not be so far off.