Geddy Lee Helps Primus Singer To Get Ready For The Rush Tribute Tour
Primus is finally starting their Rush Tribute Tour this summer after a long delay because of the pandemic. Les Claypool revealed on Instagram that he is getting help from Rush’s Geddy Lee before the tour.
Rush had a challenging year in 2020 as their long-time friend and band member, Neil Peart, passed away from brain cancer. The band ruled out the idea of a reunion because they thought it wouldn’t be the same without Peart’s presence. Alex Lifeson even stated that ‘it is not possible for the band to exist again’ after the saddening event.
Although Rush is currently working on a 10-track album’s release, they will not be returning to the stage. Because of this, the American funk metal band Primus has planned a tour as a tribute to the legendary band Rush. In a recent Instagram post, Primus’ founder and lead singer, Les Claypool, revealed that he has been practicing with Rush’s lead singer and bassist, Geddy Lee.
Here is what he wrote in the post:
“Learning from the master…”
Primus will be on stage covering the album ‘A Farewell to Kings,’ which Rush released in 1977. They will also include their original songs in the setlist, but it will mainly be Rush’s. Although Rush will probably never reunite, Lee was excited for Primus to be on stage with their songs. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Claypool described how he asked for Lee’s blessing before actualizing the tour and revealed that Lee was excited about the proposal.
Here is what he did to get Geddy Lee’s blessing:
“I texted with him — I keep in touch with Geddy — just to make sure we weren’t trodding on something weird, so I checked in with him to see what he thought of it, and he was excited about the notion.”
Both Rush and Primus fans stated their excitement for the union under the post. Most of them said that there is a lot of power in one photo and that they couldn’t tell which one is the master and which one is the student because they are both legendary.
Check out the legendary duo’s photo below.