Rush Could Evolve into Lee-Lifeson But Who Would Drum?

According to broadcaster Eddie Trunk It looks like Rush is dead but a new band could be created called Lee/Lifeson.

Two years after the Rush’s R40 40 Anniversary tour fans are still wanting more but that’s exactly what Neil Peart is not about. According to Trunk their longtime drummer is done. Broadcasting from The House of Blues in Houston he said, “He’s out. I think he’s done, done, done. However Geddy is the total opposite. I talked to Geddy a couple times and Geddy told me he is actually reinvigorated. He told me at the time he made some changes to his diet which helped his voice and he had a ton of energy, and he wanted to make music and continue in some way.”

During the recording it was also speculated that Peart might not even have a kit in his house anymore.

As for Lifeson Trucks said he’s in the middle, “Alex has said publicly he absolutely wants to do some stuff again. He’s doing some producing, he’s doing some writing. There has been talk about a band called LeeLifeson, which would be the two of them going out and doing stuff together. They would never call it Rush. Those guys are too classy. They would never do that. They would call it potentially LeeLifeson, maybe play some Rush tunes and make new music, because they want to continue to create new music as well. I’ve heard rumors about that. It’s up to them…”

Lifeson and Lee are not going to shake that etch-a-sketch really hard and start from scratch of course fans would Rush tunes which would mean they would need a new drummer. Trying to sell some fans on this is like trying to close a deal on pink aluminum siding. Stewart Copeland’s name come up a lot but he’s got a new super-group of his own called Gizmodrome with Level 42 vocalist and bassist Mark King, ex-King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew and Italian keyboardist Vittorio Cosma.

Who could do the job Mike Mangini, Terry Bozzio, Mike Mangini…who do you think should get the job?

Listen to the interview here

John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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