Two years after Rush performed what most believed was their final concert, bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson are reportedly considering teaming up under a new name.

The source is U.S. radio host Eddie Trunk, who has given a surprisingly expansive answer to a fan question about the three Rush members’ future. Trunk was answering questions in a broadcast from Houston’s House of Blues.

Trunk immediately eliminated any chance of drummer Neil Peart participating in a future project – “I’ve heard that he doesn’t even have drums in his house anymore” – but Trunk did add: “Geddy told me he is actually reinvigorated. He told me at the time he made some changes to his diet which helped his voice and [that] he had a ton of energy, and he wanted to make music and continue in some way.”


Trunk went on to describe Lifeson, who has revealed that he’s been dealing with tendinitis and arthritis in recent years, as “somewhere in the middle” about the idea of teaming up with Lee.  Crucially, he added “there has been talk about a band called Lee Lifeson, which would be the two of them going out and doing stuff together.”

While again cautioning that all this is something he’s only “heard rumors about,” Trunk was quick to assure fans that Lee and Lifeson “would never call it Rush. Those guys are too classy. They would never do that. They would call it potentially Lee Lifeson, maybe play some Rush tunes and make new music, because they want to continue to create new music as well.”

Enticing for Rush’s millions of fans but it immediately raises another question. Which drummer would be considered good enough to play Rush songs live in Peart’s absence?