In a recent interview with Rock Music History, Andy Curran discussed the possibility of a reunion for Rush, particularly in terms of recording new projects or going on tour. The band had disbanded after the passing of drummer Neil Peart three years ago, and both Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have since been living semi-retired lives, with Lee working on a memoir and TV project and Lifeson spending his time on golfing.
Although there have been rumors about a possible reunion, Curran, who is a longtime friend and collaborator of the band, believes that it may not happen anytime soon. He remains optimistic, however, and hopes that Lee and Lifeson would eventually get together. Nonetheless, the two musicians are currently enjoying their newfound freedom away from recording and touring, so a reunion may not be in the cards for them anytime soon.
Andy Curran expressed his optimism about the possibility of Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reuniting for Rush’s 50th-anniversary celebration next year. While the band members are currently enjoying their personal projects and hobbies, Curran believes that fans can look forward to potential celebrations of Rush’s legacy.
“I know that, Geddy… Listen, I’m going to answer in two ways. I’m going to say, I hope they do [reunite] as a Rush fan. I hope those boys do because I see that there’s a lot of race left in both of those horses. Those guys are extremely creative guys… I would be shocked if they didn’t do something together; that’s maybe the hopeful side of me.
But I do know that Geddy is spending a lot of time and has just announced the release of his book, his memoirs; he’s got a TV show that he’s working on. Alex is an avid golfer, and I think that the boys are enjoying the time away from that very sort of ‘write-tour-record-tour, rinse and repeat.’
I think [they are] enjoying being their own guys with a bit of freedom right now, so I don’t think it’s [the reunion and recording new music] imminent… But the interesting thing is the 50th anniversary of Rush’s next year, so I think there’s ever going to be a time, then we might see something happening next year.”
Curran is hopeful that Lee and Lifeson may reunite for Rush’s 50th anniversary, but it’s uncertain if they will perform together again as Rush.