Andy Curran recently spoke with Rock Music History on the possibility of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reuniting to create new Rush material or maybe go on tour. Rush called it quits almost three years ago after drummer Neil Peart died, and Lee and Lifeson now appear to be living a semi-retired existence. The frontman is presently working on a memoir, ‘My Effin’ Life,’ as well as a TV project, while Lifeson spends his time enthusiastically golfing, so Curran noted that the pair were rather thrilled with their new-found leisure from recording and touring. Still, there have been rumors of a Rush reunion in recent days, so when the host asked Andy, the band’s longtime friend and collaborator, about the chances of such a reunion, the Coney Hatch rocker was quite optimistic.
He expressed his desire for Geddy and Alex to reunite because he was a huge Rush fan, but because the pair was currently busy with different projects and hobbies, the bassist also stated that even if a reunion did happen, it wouldn’t be anytime soon. Nonetheless, Curran mentioned the band’s 50th anniversary, confidently betting that Lee and Lifeson might team up next year to celebrate their legacy, so if a Rush fan wanted to have something to look forward to, they should focus on the possible 50th-anniversary celebrations. Andy had this to say about whether Geddy and Alex will record new songs or tour: “I understand, Geddy… Listen, I’ll respond in two ways. As a Rush fan, I’m going to say that I hope they do [reunite]. I hope those boys succeed because I see a lot of race left in each of those horses. Those guys are extremely inventive… I’d be surprised if they didn’t do something together; that’s perhaps the optimistic side of me.
But I do know that Geddy is devoting a lot of time and has recently announced the publishing of his book, his memoirs; he’s also working on a TV show. Alex is an avid golfer, and I believe the boys are enjoying the break from the ‘write-tour-record-tour, rinse and repeat.’ I believe [they are] enjoying being their own guys with a bit of independence right now, so I don’t believe [a reunion and new music recording] is near… But the fascinating thing is that Rush’s 50th anniversary is next year, so if there is ever a time, we might see something happen next year.” Curran appears to be optimistic that Lee and Lifeson will collaborate to commemorate Rush’s 50th anniversary with new music or a tour. Only time will tell whether the frontman and guitarist will reunite under the name Rush again, but it appears that this is not a far-fetched possibility.