Rush have agreement that no shows without Lee, Lifeson and Peart playing
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the legendary Canadian rock band Rush will not play any further shows without bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart playing.
The following is an excerpt from the Rolling Stone article / interview that was released today:
They may have had a different drummer on their first album. They may have toured with a string section for Clockwork Angels. Violinist Jonathan Dinklage (brother of actor Pete Dinklage) may have occasionally joined them for “Losing It” on this last tour. But Rush is Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. They will never do a show without all three of them. “It’s not like you just get new members of a band and just go for it,” says Lifeson. “Rush has never been a band like that. We’d never, ever do something like that.” Adds Lee: “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.”
You can read the rest of the article at Rolling Stone.
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More info: http://www.fathomevents.com/event/rush-time-stand-still The popularity of a rock band can often be built on the road. That is how Rush did it over their 40 year history. Building a bond with their fans that has carried them through countless gold and platinum albums and, eventually, into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.