Rush’s Alex Lifeson Addresses The Possibility Of Working With Geddy Lee On New Music

Rush’s Alex Lifeson recently joined an interview with Guitar World and discussed his plans to work with Geddy Lee for new Rush material.

In 1968, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart founded Rush. After a music career full of successes, they decided to disband following the 2015 Rush R40 tour, which celebrated Peart’s fortieth year in the band. Five years later, in January 2020, Peart passed away due to a type of brain cancer. After this sad incident, Rush closed the doors for a reunion.

Following Rush’s disbandment, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson focused on their music careers. In June 2021, Lifeson released two instrumental tracks titled ‘Kabul Blues’ and ‘Spy House’ to promote his collaboration with Epiphone. On January 12, 2022, he also released the first single, ‘Liar,’ from his solo project Envy Of None’s debut album.

In a previous interview with Eddie Trunk, Alex Lifeson stated that any reunion for Rush would not happen in the future, and it’s not possible for Rush to exist without Neil Peart’s presence. However, the musician added that this doesn’t mean that he and Geddy Lee can’t collaborate on other projects, and he is open to working with Geddy Lee.

Speaking to Guitar World during a recent interview, Alex Lifeson addressed whether it is possible for him and Geddy Lee to work together again. He stated that they are not putting pressure on it, and they are talking to each other every day. Saying that he is best friends with Lee, Lifeson said any collaboration would happen when it happens.

In the interview with Guitar World, Alex Lifeson said on collaborating with Geddy Lee the following:

“We’re not putting any pressure on it or anything. We had a lot of good years together, and we still love each other very much. I talk to Geddy every other day – we’re best friends. There’s more to our life together than just writing music. So if it happens, it happens. And it’ll happen when it happens.

Alex Lifeson has been working on a side project named Envy Of None, which consists of his longtime friend Andy Curran, Maiah Wynne, and producer Alfio Annibalini. The musician plans to release the debut album on April 8, 2022.