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i would have liked to read the article but it instantly reformats to unreadable
After 40 decades as one of rock's most enduring acts, it appears that Rush has decided it's time to step away from the limelight.

In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson reveals that, apparently, the band has quietly called it quits.

"It's been a little over two years since Rush last toured," says Lifeson, 64. "We have no plans to tour or record any more. We're basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough."

RELATED: WATCH: Pearl Jam Attempts Rush Cover… In Front Of Geddy Lee

The silver lining for fans, however, is that this doesn't necessarily mean there won't be any more music coming our way from Lifeson and fellow band members Geddy Lee and Neil Peart.

"I've actually been busier lately than I have been in a while," Lifeston explains. "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."

RELATED: Canadian Rockers Rush Donate $40K To Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research

Another project that's definitely "outside of the box" for the guitarist is his new gig as a columnist for the West End Phoenix, a Toronto-area community newspaper launched by Dave Bidini of The Rheostatics.

"It's fun to put yourself in an uncomfortable situation," Lifeson tells the Globe and Mail. "If you have a little bit of confidence and you just get out of your own way, these things can happen."
 

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After 40 decades as one of rock's most enduring acts, it appears that Rush has decided it's time to step away from the limelight.

In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson reveals that, apparently, the band has quietly called it quits.

"It's been a little over two years since Rush last toured," says Lifeson, 64. "We have no plans to tour or record any more. We're basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough."

RELATED: WATCH: Pearl Jam Attempts Rush Cover… In Front Of Geddy Lee

The silver lining for fans, however, is that this doesn't necessarily mean there won't be any more music coming our way from Lifeson and fellow band members Geddy Lee and Neil Peart.

"I've actually been busier lately than I have been in a while," Lifeston explains. "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."

RELATED: Canadian Rockers Rush Donate $40K To Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research

Another project that's definitely "outside of the box" for the guitarist is his new gig as a columnist for the West End Phoenix, a Toronto-area community newspaper launched by Dave Bidini of The Rheostatics.

"It's fun to put yourself in an uncomfortable situation," Lifeson tells the Globe and Mail. "If you have a little bit of confidence and you just get out of your own way, these things can happen."
40 decades? who's writing this? is it Nostradamus?
 

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40 decades? who's writing this? is it Nostradamus?
Yes, yes it was Nostradamus...

We all know Rush has been around forever, and now we know that 'forever' equals 400 years (40 X 10). And here I thought I was a grumpyoldman...now 'old' has an entirely new definition...

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Yes, yes it was Nostradamus...

We all know Rush has been around forever, and now we know that 'forever' equals 400 years (40 X 10). And here I thought I was a grumpyoldman...now 'old' has an entirely new definition...

John
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I hope you’re ok
 

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After 40 decades as one of rock's most enduring acts, it appears that Rush has decided it's time to step away from the limelight.

In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson reveals that, apparently, the band has quietly called it quits.

"It's been a little over two years since Rush last toured," says Lifeson, 64. "We have no plans to tour or record any more. We're basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough."

RELATED: WATCH: Pearl Jam Attempts Rush Cover… In Front Of Geddy Lee

The silver lining for fans, however, is that this doesn't necessarily mean there won't be any more music coming our way from Lifeson and fellow band members Geddy Lee and Neil Peart.

"I've actually been busier lately than I have been in a while," Lifeston explains. "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."

RELATED: Canadian Rockers Rush Donate $40K To Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research

Another project that's definitely "outside of the box" for the guitarist is his new gig as a columnist for the West End Phoenix, a Toronto-area community newspaper launched by Dave Bidini of The Rheostatics.

"It's fun to put yourself in an uncomfortable situation," Lifeson tells the Globe and Mail. "If you have a little bit of confidence and you just get out of your own way, these things can happen."
Thanks for posting this.
 

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I hope you’re ok
They've set a tough bar to reach, but I think I'll be alright...

Thing is, I'll never really know......

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"They have XYZ.... " I don't think they know RUSH all that well.

Gonna miss RUSH. Truth be told, I've seen them in several different venues, but never in Canada. I've only seen Canada's greatest musical export on foreign soil.
 

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When it's time, it's time.

But still cool that there could be otehr things coming from them individually--or with others...
 

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It's too bad they can't keep making music without going on tour.
 
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