Neil Peart, the longtime drummer of Canadian prog-rock icons Rush, gave classic rock fans a wakeup call a few years ago when he revealed that he’d be retiring from performing live due to the fatigue and discomfort from chronic tendonitis. Fans were shocked but certainly understood when the band’s guitarist Alex Lifeson admitted a year later that the band as a whole are most likely done with real touring at this point in their careers.
The decision to retire from life on the road however does not mean that some of the guys from Rush are finished making music. Consequence of Sound points out that famous classic rock radio personality Eddie Trunk, recently shared news on a possible new outfit between Lifeson and bassist Geddy Lee, but without Peart.
Trunk shared what news and rumors he’s heard about the band during a live show recording from a House of Blues in Houston, TX.
“There has been talk about a band called LeeLifeson, which would be the two of them going out and doing stuff together,” Trunk can be heard saying in the clip above. “They would never call it Rush. Those guys are too classy … 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.”
None of the members of Rush have commented on Trunk’s statement’s, but the longtime DJ has been known to have strong relationships with many classic rockers, so there must be some fact within these rumors. The band’s latest big project came back in December of last year when they released a huge reissue of their classic 1976 album, 2112.