RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee has said in a new interview that there are no plans for him to release new material in the near future. Asked by Prog magazine if there is any prospect of fresh music on the horizon, Lee — who recently released a book called "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass", responded: "The honest answer is no. Not really. I go down to my studio, which I do, and I play these bass guitars because I have quite a few of them and they're fun to play. I like to keep my fingers in shape. When I play, ideas come out, so I record them and then I forget about them. When I go back to them, I'm sure half of them will be shit and erase them. But I fully intend to go down one day and see what I've gathered down there. Once I've finished promoting this book, I do hope to become a musician again! But I have no idea what form that will take. I have no plans and I don't know where I'm headed."
Last year, RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson said that his band had no plans to tour or record again. His comments came two years after chronic tendinitis-suffering drummer Neil Peart described himself as "retired" following the completion of RUSH's North American tour.
Geddy said in a 2016 interview that he had "accepted" that RUSH's last batch of live shows was "probably the last one as a tour."
Lifeson and Lee confirmed that RUSH will never do a show unless all three musicians agree to take part.
On November 16, UMe/Anthem/ole label group continued its extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with a new, expanded edition of the band's groundbreaking 1978 release "Hemispheres".