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Alex: 'Whatever This Tour Is, It's Not The End Of The Band'


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#1 zappafrank

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:34 PM

"We're not waving goodbye. We're waving 'see you later.'"

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:54 PM

I love hearing this, but is this new information, or just a transcription of the podcast from a while back?

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 06:14 AM

I think Alex is finally accepting doing concerts again as an inevitability. If they're going to make new music, they're naturally going to want to see how an audience reacts to those songs.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 07:07 AM

We all knew it...it's Peart's fault!

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 10:19 AM

Even Alex and Geddy can only speculate at this point.  If Neil decides he doesn't want to do anything else, it IS the end of the band.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 11:14 AM

Keeping things open ended is the way to do this.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 12:06 PM

I genuinely hope Alex is right.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 12:18 PM

why do you people all think they're breaking up?  they have not said one single thing that indicates they're breaking up!

they never even said they were going to stop touring!  "likely the last tour of this magnitude" is way different than LATER PEOPLE WE'RE NEVER GONNA PLAY TOGETHER AGAIN.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 12:35 PM

Alex is clearly high. He'll what Geddy tells him to do and he'll like it.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 12:38 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 07 August 2015 - 12:35 PM, said:

Alex is clearly high. He'll what Geddy tells him to do and he'll like it.

Sounds like old times.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:02 PM

Sounds like Geddy and Alex are super excited about the possibility of a new record and some more touring, and Neil isn't. That's nothing new, for sure. I envision a scenario in which Ged and Alex write a whole bunch of songs, show up at Neil's unannounced and play it for him. Then in that way, they convince him to come out of his hobbit hole and get to jamming!

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:13 PM

View PostTexMike, on 07 August 2015 - 10:19 AM, said:

Even Alex and Geddy can only speculate at this point.  If Neil decides he doesn't want to do anything else, it IS the end of the band.

As it should be.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 06:40 PM

View PostAnthemic, on 07 August 2015 - 12:18 PM, said:

why do you people all think they're breaking up?  they have not said one single thing that indicates they're breaking up!

they never even said they were going to stop touring!  "likely the last tour of this magnitude" is way different than LATER PEOPLE WE'RE NEVER GONNA PLAY TOGETHER AGAIN.

Tell that to Bard.  He would shame anyone who dared entertain the thought of Rush continuing

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 06:44 PM

View Posttroutman, on 07 August 2015 - 05:13 PM, said:

View PostTexMike, on 07 August 2015 - 10:19 AM, said:

Even Alex and Geddy can only speculate at this point.  If Neil decides he doesn't want to do anything else, it IS the end of the band.

As it should be.

that's it...Rush is Neil, Alex, and Geddy....  anything else is a solo tour...no matter who is involved.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 08:11 PM

View Postzappafrank, on 07 August 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

View PostAnthemic, on 07 August 2015 - 12:18 PM, said:

why do you people all think they're breaking up?  they have not said one single thing that indicates they're breaking up!

they never even said they were going to stop touring!  "likely the last tour of this magnitude" is way different than LATER PEOPLE WE'RE NEVER GONNA PLAY TOGETHER AGAIN.

Tell that to Bard.  He would shame anyone who dared entertain the thought of Rush continuing
That guy was full of crap, and full of himself.

But anyway, this news pleases me.  I'm very excited for new Rush material, whatever and whenever it may be.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 09:18 PM

View PostAnthemic, on 07 August 2015 - 12:18 PM, said:

why do you people all think they're breaking up?  they have not said one single thing that indicates they're breaking up!

they never even said they were going to stop touring!  "likely the last tour of this magnitude" is way different than LATER PEOPLE WE'RE NEVER GONNA PLAY TOGETHER AGAIN.

Absolutely 100% correct.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:09 AM

"We were supposed to cut back on this tour. We can't. Maybe in the future..."

Best quote ever!

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 02:14 AM

View Postzappafrank, on 07 August 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

View PostAnthemic, on 07 August 2015 - 12:18 PM, said:

why do you people all think they're breaking up?  they have not said one single thing that indicates they're breaking up!

they never even said they were going to stop touring!  "likely the last tour of this magnitude" is way different than LATER PEOPLE WE'RE NEVER GONNA PLAY TOGETHER AGAIN.

Tell that to Bard.  He would shame anyone who dared entertain the thought of Rush continuing
I wouldn't call what he did "shaming". I'd call it "being a dick"

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 08:30 AM

I think its ok to feel bummed if you think Rush is done with big tours....

I think its a completley unsupported to believe they are retired....

They have never said it...nor implied it.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 02:47 PM

Leg 2 next year.

Mark it.




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