Rush bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee released only one solo album 15 years ago, but in a recent interview with the A.V. Club, he said that he would “definitely” consider making another solo album in the future. On what it was like writing an album without his longtime Rush bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, Geddy states:
“That was a real interesting period for me. It was tough, because I had planned to do some jamming with my dear friend Ben Mink, who is an amazing musician, producer, and songwriter in his own right, and a violinist and guitarist. Because we had been friends for so long, and we had never actually made a record together aside from him playing on the song ‘Losing It’ from our ‘Signals’ album, we had always planned that some time when the band was on a break, we would just get together and start writing together and see what happened. We were planning to do that, and suddenly tragedy struck Neil’s life. His daughter was taken from him in a car accident, and everything got really weird and it was just a horrible period. So I decided after a few months this idea of working with Ben might be a real tonic for me, because I didn’t know really whether there would ever be another Rush album. I had no idea; it was not something we were focused on, and people get through tragedies in different ways. I was kind of going crazy and needed something to focus on, so this project that was sort of in the back of my mind with Ben suddenly became critical so we started getting together in my home studio in Toronto and I would go to his place in Vancouver and over a series of months we gathered a whole bunch of material together and then we decided to go for it and make the record.”
Geddy’s only solo album My Favorite Headache was released way back in 2000. As for Rush, they haven’t released any new material since the release of their latest album Clockwork Angels, which was released in 2012, but they’ve toured on and off since then.