Geddy Lee Confirms That There Is Nothing Left In Rush’s Collection Of Unreleased Music
Rush frontman Geddy Lee revealed if there are any recordings they have in the store during a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.
As you might remember, Rush lost their long-time drummer, Neil Peart, at the age of 67 in early 2020, and decided not to continue by themselves. However, the community was wondering if they had any unreleased recordings.
In the conversation, Geddy Lee clarified that they have not any single records in their storage and said that there are only half-finished demos, which are unlikely to be released.
Furthermore, Geddy also mentioned that they are not recording the songs that won’t be as perfect as they wanted to be and because of that, they don’t have any collection of unreleased songs like the other bands.
“You’ve said that there aren’t really Rush outtakes, but is there really nothing in this studio archive as far as perhaps different versions, Beatles Anthology–type stuff?”
Here is what Geddy Lee said:
“No, there’s nothing. There’s nothing there. There’s nothing left. There might be half-finished demos somewhere where we got halfway through and went, ‘Oh, this song sucks.’ And it never got made.”
“And it’s not really in keeping with your ethos to put stuff like that out.”
Geddy Lee replied:
“No, it’s not. I mean, some of those things may not even be in a stage that there’s drums on them. You’d know when you’re working on a song if you’re beating a dead horse.
If that song wasn’t really coming together — and especially with me as I got older — I had less patience for staying with a song that obviously wasn’t working.
Sometimes you come in the next day, and Alex and I would be working on a demo, and we’d go, ‘What the fuck is this song, anyway?” He’s like, “I don’t know. I’ve forgotten why we were doing it.’ So you just trash it and start again. We didn’t record anything and then at the end say, ‘No, that doesn’t make it onto the record.’ Those things don’t exist at all.”
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