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RUSH’s ALEX LIFESON On Making New Music With GEDDY LEE: ‘It’ll Happen When It Happens’

Rush's Alex Lifeson recently said that he hasn't ruled out making new music with Geddy Lee.

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson recently sat down with Guitar World and said that he hasn’t ruled out making new music with Geddy Lee.

“We’re not putting any pressure on it or anything,” he said. “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 also discussed his new band ENVY OF NONE which features CONEY HATCH bassist Andy Curran, producer and engineer Alfio Annibalini, and singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne.

“There’s lots of straight-ahead guitar, but there’s also mandola and lots of manipulated, sequenced things” he said. “And I’ve really become an aficionado of backwards guitar as well. So there’s everything from acoustic fingerstyle stuff to really heavy stuff, trippy kind of backwards things to Hendrix-y melodic parts. I’m really quite pleased with it. We have 10 songs and they’re all sounding really, really cool.”

Alex and Geddy haven’t performed together since RUSH’s final tour, “R40”, which commemorated the 40th anniversary of drummer Neil Peart joining the band, wrapped up. Peart died in January 2020 from an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 67.