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Rush’s Alex Lifeson talks about making new music with Geddy Lee

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Rush’s Alex Lifeson talks about making new music with Geddy Lee

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson said in an interview with Make Weird Music that he and Geddy Lee will probably make new music together again in the future. In january 2020 the band lost the legendary drummer Neil Peart, victim of brain cancer.

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Rush’s Alex Lifeson talks about making new music with Geddy Lee:

“After we finished the last [Rush] tour in 2015, I started just writing on my own and doing some stuff. Geddy was working on his book. We talked about getting together and doing some stuff together, but it got very, very busy for him, even after he finished writing the book — taking it on the road. So we never got a chance to sit down and start working or just having some fun together.”

“We still talk about it, and I’m sure we will [work together]. Of course, now with the pandemic, it’s kind of wrecked things for a bit. But we’re both eager to get back together and kind of get back into that thing that we’ve done since we were 14 years old that we love to do. And we work really, really well together. So we’ll see what happens with that.”

In the same interview he talked about his guitar collection, saying:

“It’s a 355, the white one that I have. I also have a 345 and a bunch of 335s back here. In fact, the one that you see here is a ’58, the first year that they made the 355s. That’s a very sweet sounding guitar.”

“We’re renovating our condo, and we’re getting close to the end, finally, and I just took a bunch of guitars off the wall to take to our place because I’m gonna have a nice little working space in this new place.”

“I’m fortunate – and you can’t see the rest of the guitars, but this wall goes up to about 16 feet [nearly 5m] and it’s all covered in guitars of all sorts. I’m by-and-large a Gibson player but I’ve played lots of stuff. PRS I played for many years, they make a fabulous instrument.”

Alex Lifeson continued:

“The Gibsons, I have some nice Fenders, some Teles that I love… So it really just all depends on what I’m looking for in terms of character, and I just pull it off the wall. They all speak a little differently and being as old as I am, I got to play almost all of them at some point or another, usually on tour.”

“So they all have a little bit of history, and I understand them and know their personalities. So it’s kind of cool to pull things down and do some alt tunings, and really have fun exploring. Lately, I found that I’ve just gotten bored with Standard tuning, and I’ve been messing around with a lot of all tunings, really bizarre ones, more traditional ones. And now when I go back to standard tuning, it’s like I’m a beginner, I don’t know what I’m doing.”

I am a brazilian journalist, a classic rock and heavy metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When i became a journalist i knew i wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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