RUSH frontman Geddy Lee — who recently released a book called “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book Of Bass” — has told CTV‘s “Your Morning” that he hasn’t ruled out making a new solo album. “Well, that’s certainly possible,” he said (see video below). “I’ve sort of been ensconced in this thing [working on the book] for the last two and a half years. And now that that’s done, after I finish my shameless promotion of it, I’ll start putting my mind to writing some music.”
To date, Lee has only released one solo album, 2000’s “My Favourite Headache”. The disc was recorded during a time when RUSH‘s future was uncertain. The band was in the midst of what would be a five-year break from the road following the tragic deaths of drummer Neil Peart’s daughter and wife in 1997 and 1998, respectively.
“Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass” documents the evolution of the bass guitar since the 1950s and shows how those evolutions changed the sound of popular music as we know it. The book includes photos of Lee‘s massive bass collection, as well as interviews with fellow bass players like John Paul Jones of LED ZEPPELIN, Bill Wyman of THE ROLLING STONES and U2‘s Adam Clayton.
RUSH has been completely inactive since completing its “R40 Live” tour four years ago. Peart was battling enormous physical pain through much of the trek, including a foot infection that made it agonizing for him to even walk.
A few years ago, RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson told Rolling Stone that he receives injections for psoriatic arthritis. He was previously hospitalized for anemia from bleeding ulcers and suffered breathing problems.
Lifeson and Lee have repeatedly said that RUSH will never do a show unless all three musicians agree to take part. They haven’t performed as RUSH without Peart since he joined the band in 1974.