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Rush’s Alex Lifeson says the band is taking a year off

Posted by GageT on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM (PST)

alex-lifeson-rush-275x275Alex Lifeson, guitarist for Canadian rock legends Rush told that the band is currently taking a break following their world tour in support of the their latest album, Clockwork Angels.

“We’ve committed to taking about a year off,” Lifeson said. “We all agreed when we finished this tour [in early August] we were going to take this time off and we weren’t going to talk about band stuff or make any plans. We committed to a year, so that’s going to take us through to the end of next summer, for sure. That’s the minimum. We haven’t stopped or quit. Right now we’re just relaxing. We’re taking it easy and just enjoying our current employment.”

Fans shouldn’t be worried though. Even though there aren’t concrete plans for a new album, Lifeson said some writing will likely happen in 2014: “We enjoy writing and working together and I wouldn’t doubt that some time in the New Year we’ll probably gravitate towards each other and start doing some writing.”

He added: “It’s going to be interesting to see where we do go next. You know, the album is dying as a format. We’re so used to it and we’re so old school in that format, but will we get more mileage by doing a few new songs at a time, or do we do another album? It’s hard to say what the future holds, and it’s just changing so rapidly. It’s always hard to speculate where you’re going to go.”


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