Much has been made about the future of Canadian rock icons Rush after guitarist Alex Lifeson revealed the trio are finished with large-scale tours in the wake of a 40th anniversary trek. Now, there is speculation that Lifeson and bassist Geddy Lee are open to the idea of performing as a duo.
As fan site Cygnus-X1 points out, American radio personality Eddie Trunk hinted at the two forming a duo named LeeLifeson. The news came during a recent broadcast from the House of Blues in Houston, TX, at which audience member Tomas Driscoll asked Trunk about Rush's future.
Trunk first mentioned the status of drummer Neil Peart, who had mentioned stepping away from the kit due to chronic tendonitis, in addition to spending more time with his family:
He's out. I think he's done, done, done. However Geddy is the total opposite. I talked to Geddy a couple times… and Geddy told me he is actually reinvigorated. He told me at the time he made some changes to his diet which helped his voice…and he had a ton of energy, and he wanted to make music and continue in some way.
Alex seems to be somewhere in the middle. Alex has said publicly he absolutely wants to do some stuff again. He's doing some producing, he's doing some writing.
There has been talk about a band called LeeLifeson, which would be the two of them going out and doing stuff together. They would never call it Rush. Those guys are too classy…they would never do that… They would call it potentially LeeLifeson, maybe play some Rush tunes and make new music, because they want to continue to create new music as well.
I've heard rumors about that….it's up to them...
You can find Trunk's answer below. Rush recently had another illustrious trio named in their honour.