It seems that Rush are indeed gone for good, with bassist Geddy Lee admitting the band have “zero plans to tour again”.
Earlier this year, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson revealed that after 41 years, the band was “basically done”, noting that the group had been slowing down since 2015 when legendary drummer Neil Peart announced his retirement from touring.
“It’s been a little over two years since Rush last toured,” explained Lifeson in January. “We have no plans to tour or record any more. We’re basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough.”
While Dave Grohl joked about the possibility of replacing the group’s iconic drummer, it seems that the band have well and truly called it quits, according to bassist Geddy Lee.
Speaking to Rolling Stone recently, Rush’s legendary frontman addressed the current state of the band, undoubtedly disappointing longtime fans in the process.
“The state of Rush in general … Well, I’d say I can’t really tell you much other than that there are zero plans to tour again,” Lee began. “As I said earlier, we’re very close and talk all the time, but we don’t talk about work. We’re friends, and we talk about life as friends. I can’t really tell you more than that, I’m afraid.”
“I would say there’s no chance of seeing Rush on tour again as Alex, Geddy, Neil. But would you see one of us or two of us or three of us? That’s possible.”
Of course, this is definitely devastating news for Rush’s Australian fans, who have been patiently waiting for the group to tour the country since 1968.
While it’s looking like we’ll never see the iconic Canadian trio performing together again under the Rush name, we can definitely take solace knowing that we might still be able to see one, two, or maybe even all three of them in some other form somewhere down the line.