Alex Lifeson says “there’s no way Rush will ever exist again”

Alex Lifeson performing live
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Alex Lifeson has quashed any possibility for a potential Rush reunion in the future, revealing that the iconic rock band “will never exist again because Neil [Peart]’s not here to be a part of it”.

The electric guitar god made the comments while in conversation with Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM, stating that, though he and the band’s bass guitar player/vocalist Geddy Lee may strike up a new collaborative project in the future, no new music or live performances will occur under the Rush name.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.