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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Felken, Apr 9, 2018.
Done done and done. Are they? I want to know what you think. I have no idea...
If you were in your late 60 years of age and already had millions of dollars....................wouldn't you like to retire?
Buck Owens once said that there are over 60 hours of work and effort involved for every stage performance.
It looks like Geddy Lee is in pain when he sings. Same for Ian Anderson. It sounds that way too. If they’re not done, they should be. Or just play instrumental stuff.
I watched an interview with Geddy on tv recently and he said they were done. I think it was the Dan Rather Big Interview but don't remember exactly which show it was.
I suspect at least Alex and Geddy will get bored and do something more together. Whether Neil joins in and whether they call it Rush, seems questionable. Let them have some time to relax, sheesh!
IIRC, on the last Rush DVD/BD (issued after their most recent Tour)-
Peart said he could go on until age-75...if he could play their gigs ala Charlie Watts.
A co-worker thinks they could pull of a month-long Vegas gig (other Classic Rock bands have/are doing this).
Easier on the body, show up & play.
Rush does have very physically demanding material, though.
I wish them well.
Yep--that was "The Big Interview" with Dan Rather. Lee stated something to the effect that Rush, in the form that it has been known for 40+ years, is effectively done.
I have read in print that Alex and Geddy have a new musical project they are calling "LIFESON/LEE. Don't know if they are working on new material or have gone to the recording stage yet. I wish them well.
Mr PEart is donzo. Wasn't he kinda key in songwriting? I'd be fine if they just became regulars on Trailer Park Boys.
He was mainly the lyricist while Alex and Lee wrote the music. Both have released solo work so I think they will do well.
Is Rush Done? Hell no.
They haven't done the industry standard, 5 'Farewell' Tours yet, followed by 6 'Reunion' Tours.
Let's not jump the gun yet.
I think they're pretty much done. They've said as much. There might be a one-off reunion show now and then; I doubt a whole album, nor a tour (none of the poll choices really offer that option). My impression is that of the three, Geddy would be most motivated to continue with music projects, maybe collaborating with others. The others are facing health issues that make it painful to play, arthritis etc.
They were the perfect band that remained perfect friends and maintained the perfect relationship with their fans.
The only thing left to do is have the perfect retirement. Please oh please don't tour until you SUCK like just about every other famous band has or is doing. I'm begging you, Rush. Let me remember ONE BAND when they were good rather than going out with a whimper.
As we speak I'm watching a commercial on AXSTV for The Who doing Tommy Sunday night. They look like ridiculous old people. They are huffing and puffing for air. The little snippets of vocals on the commercial sound horrible.
Rush, please don't do that. PLEASE!!!
You mean like this?
RUSH = Alive & Kickin', just like the other Canadian band, Kick Axe
Yes, they're still touring, but I don't think RUSH will make any more albums or tours.
Are they done? What a wonderful surprise it would be if they weren't, but sad as it is to even think it, in my mind they are...
... saw the R40 show in Columbus... now there's a retirement party.
Alex, Neil, Geddy... thanks for the memories, and giving me a headache every time I make an honest attempt at playing 'YYZ'...
I'd be surprised if they didn't do a show every now and again, on their terms. But I think they're pretty clear that their album and tour days are done.
I mean, this happened, so...
I saw this tour in Austin when I was 10, my first time at a big time rock concert. Unbelievably good.
In their defense, The Who have been on their "Farewell Tour" that began in 1982---I saw them September 30th that year at the Pontiac Silverdome, they rocked---I'm sure when the tour is over, Roger and Pete will bow out gracefully.