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#21 Rushman14

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:40 PM

Confirmed what we already knew but it still gives me a pit in my stomach. At least I have those 60 Rush shows under my belt.

Edited by Rushman14, 16 January 2018 - 07:40 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:50 PM

Sounds like Alex is too polite to say "Neil f***ed us."

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

:rush: is over . Maybe Alex and Geddy will do stuff in the future. Neil owes us nothing and I hold no resentment for his retirement. Hell I am amazed it lasted as long as it did. I am happy they got into the RRHOF and had a fantastic final album and tour.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

In other obvious news, dog bit man.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:22 PM

View PostRon2112, on 16 January 2018 - 07:28 PM, said:

No attack, and I'm happy for all the great music they put out there, but 64 is too young to pack it in.

Not if you play drums like that it's not!


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:22 PM

View Postfraroc, on 16 January 2018 - 06:01 PM, said:

Did we honestly think that Neil was willing to pick up his drumsticks for anything? Especially after he basically admitted that he hasn't played drums in over two years?

Make a poll. I bet some honestly think there’s at least a possibility that they’ll record or play a gig (or a few).
I wouldn’t vote that way but surely some would.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:23 PM

View Postedhunter, on 16 January 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

Sounds like Alex is too polite to say "Neil f***ed us."

He did say that...just in the Alex Lifeson Canadien way. :P

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:23 PM

View Postedhunter, on 16 January 2018 - 07:50 PM, said:

Sounds like Alex is too polite to say "Neil f***ed us."

LOL! Yes! Canada nice for ya!!

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:24 PM

I mean. why cant they make a new album?  Do they always have to tour on one? sell it online and make a fortune. Al And Ged can do all the promotion like before. Maybe a handful of dates Not a full tour? anyone savvy in the music bizz please explain in laymans language!!!

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:25 PM

View Postchemistry, on 16 January 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

I mean. why cant they make a new album?  Do they always have to tour on one? sell it online and make a fortune. Al And Ged can do all the promotion like before. Maybe a handful of dates Not a full tour? anyone savvy in the music bizz please explain in laymans language!!!

Explanation:
ALL of them don’t want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:28 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postchemistry, on 16 January 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

I mean. why cant they make a new album?  Do they always have to tour on one? sell it online and make a fortune. Al And Ged can do all the promotion like before. Maybe a handful of dates Not a full tour? anyone savvy in the music bizz please explain in laymans language!!!

Explanation:
ALL of them don’t want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.
Yep.  There always comes a time to retire.  They may do some off shoot stuff down the road.  But as far as them ending?  So be it.  We had a hell of a run Rush fans!!!

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postchemistry, on 16 January 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

I mean. why cant they make a new album?  Do they always have to tour on one? sell it online and make a fortune. Al And Ged can do all the promotion like before. Maybe a handful of dates Not a full tour? anyone savvy in the music bizz please explain in laymans language!!!

Explanation:
ALL of them don’t want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

Or I guess, more correct is:
Not all of them want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:32 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:29 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postchemistry, on 16 January 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

I mean. why cant they make a new album?  Do they always have to tour on one? sell it online and make a fortune. Al And Ged can do all the promotion like before. Maybe a handful of dates Not a full tour? anyone savvy in the music bizz please explain in laymans language!!!

Explanation:
ALL of them don’t want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

Or I guess, more correct is:
Not all of them want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.
Precisely.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:04 PM

Oh, Rush is done? I had no idea lol.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:08 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:29 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postchemistry, on 16 January 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

I mean. why cant they make a new album?  Do they always have to tour on one? sell it online and make a fortune. Al And Ged can do all the promotion like before. Maybe a handful of dates Not a full tour? anyone savvy in the music bizz please explain in laymans language!!!

Explanation:
ALL of them don’t want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

Or I guess, more correct is:
Not all of them want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

Yes, BUT.......

Everyone knows that if Neil called the other two tomorrow and said, "Hey, I'm getting bored just sitting around.  Let's do something," then an album or tour could be back on the table.  That simply.

So....given that 64/65 is still plenty young for rock-and-roll, I still find it hard to believe that the last chapter has been written for Rush.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

View PostRon2112, on 16 January 2018 - 09:08 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:29 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postchemistry, on 16 January 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

I mean. why cant they make a new album?  Do they always have to tour on one? sell it online and make a fortune. Al And Ged can do all the promotion like before. Maybe a handful of dates Not a full tour? anyone savvy in the music bizz please explain in laymans language!!!

Explanation:
ALL of them don’t want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

Or I guess, more correct is:
Not all of them want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

Yes, BUT.......

Everyone knows that if Neil called the other two tomorrow and said, "Hey, I'm getting bored just sitting around.  Let's do something," then an album or tour could be back on the table.  That simply.

So....given that 64/65 is still plenty young for rock-and-roll, I still find it hard to believe that the last chapter has been written for Rush.

Believe it.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 January 2018 - 09:37 PM, said:

View PostRon2112, on 16 January 2018 - 09:08 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:29 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 January 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postchemistry, on 16 January 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

I mean. why cant they make a new album?  Do they always have to tour on one? sell it online and make a fortune. Al And Ged can do all the promotion like before. Maybe a handful of dates Not a full tour? anyone savvy in the music bizz please explain in laymans language!!!

Explanation:
ALL of them don’t want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

Or I guess, more correct is:
Not all of them want to do it anymore. So, they’re done.

Yes, BUT.......

Everyone knows that if Neil called the other two tomorrow and said, "Hey, I'm getting bored just sitting around.  Let's do something," then an album or tour could be back on the table.  That simply.

So....given that 64/65 is still plenty young for rock-and-roll, I still find it hard to believe that the last chapter has been written for Rush.

Believe it.

Yep. Mr. Magoo ain’t walkin’ thru that door.

#38 Lucas

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:20 PM

I can imagine that, after time apart and reflecting back to the past 40-some years, they each might think "holy crap, we did a lot"

A great run, and they ended proud

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

Will we ever hear of Peart again?

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:28 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to R40 the other day like I said here - my memory was of not enjoying it as much when it first came out. But yeah, you could definitely hear why Neil decided he didn´t want to do it anymore. There are many drum fills on R40 that he simplified a lot, especially in the older material. Compare that album even with not so old performances - The Camera Eye from the Time Machine versus R40, for example - and you´ll see what I mean.




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