“Nobody cares about new material anymore. They just want to hear the old stuff from guys like us”: Alex Lifeson says he’s jamming with Geddy Lee again – but they sound like a “really bad tribute band” at times

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Alex Lifeson, founding member of the classic rock band Rush, performs onstage during the Medlock Krieger All Star Concert benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Saddle Rock Ranch on October 28, 2018 in Malibu, California
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Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson reveals he has recently been jamming with his bandmate, Rush bassist and lead singer Geddy Lee.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Lifeson unveils what's happening behind the scenes and why there are currently no plans to take their songs out on the road.

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.