Rush Officially Breaks Up, Two Years After They Quit Touring

01.22.18 10 months ago 7 Comments

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The future of Canadian rock legends Rush has been uncertain for a couple years now, but now, it’s official: Alex Lifeson has declared that Rush is done. In a new interview with The Globe And Mail, the guitarist said that the band has an empty calendar and is “basically done”:

“It’s been a little over two years since Rush last toured. We have no plans to tour or record any more. We’re basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough.”

He added that while Rush has called it quits, he’s as busy as ever, saying, “I’m writing a lot. I’m writing on four or five different little projects. I get these requests to do guitar work with other people. It’s really a lot of fun for me. It’s low pressure: I get to be as creative as I want to be and I can work a little outside of the box, which is really attractive to me.”

Lifeson also broke the news that Rush was done with touring in early 2016, saying that decision was due largely to drummer Neil Peart’s health:

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