Rush Retiring From Touring Is A Bitter Pill To Swallow

November 8, 2016
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It's a hard fact to face, but ever since drummer Neil Peart announced that due to his health, he would be retiring from going on tour with his Rush bandmates.

"Anything you do for the last time has a sense of longing and a bit of sadness, I think," says guitarist Alex Lifeson. "And after doing this, for Geddy [Lee] and myself, for 46 years, for 47 years, it did seem a little... you took in every second of every show and made sure you scanned the whole crowd and put it in your memory banks."

Although Lee still finds the idea of Rush coming to an end difficult to imagine, he's come to terms with inevitability. "I think I've accepted that it's probably the last one as a tour. So we'll see!"

Though Peart said he would retire from touring, he would be willing to do one-off shows here and there. "Yeah, we send all those things, but the responses are not as enthusiastic [laughs]. We talk."

(source: Loudwire)