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#141 himey

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 06:19 PM

 WorkingAllTheTime, on 11 October 2015 - 04:43 PM, said:

 himey, on 11 October 2015 - 01:51 PM, said:

most of the forum makes it sound like the band is dependent on neil. he would be easy to replace. they could find a drummer as good or better and go out and tour and they probably will someday.

Really now?

He has been the primarily (more accurately nearly sole) lyricist for more than 40 years.  They are going to find a drummer and a lyricist that fits the expectations and brand of the band?  One the fans will accept? And the long time, die hard fans are going to go for this?  The long time, die hard fans (the ones who actually buy the bulk of the tickets) are going to stand for a Rush show without a drum solo.... or worse, someone other than Peart doing a drum solo at Rush concert?   And please don't say "Portnoy".

When they went through their very extended hiatus after the tragedies, Neil made it very clear he was done and the fact he came back was something slightly short of miraculous.  Alex and Ged did not work together on any musical projects as Rush during the hiatus, but released solo work. But this time they are going to change their mind?  Particularly nearly 20 years later and older?  Particularly given Alex' own health concerns?

Both Alex and Ged have made it very clear that Rush is a three piece band with three specific members.   But they are apparently lying?

Here's the thing.... they may do a one-off festival show in the future (although doubtful).  They may do a short residency thing (would be more likely given their perfectionist nature and a one-off has too many risks).  They may even record together as Rush (although this creates expectations of touring, so more doubtful).  But there is no reason to believe they aren't done touring.

I would contend that people who think Alex and Ged are willing to go on as "Rush" without Neil grossly underestimate the brotherhood among these men.
  new rush music would require neil but tour with their 40 years of music without neil not hard to do.

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#142 x1yyz

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 06:33 PM

 WorkingAllTheTime, on 11 October 2015 - 04:43 PM, said:

And please don't say "Portnoy".

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:26 PM

i don't think they need neil to play live. i would sure as hell rather see them without neil than never see them again.

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:38 PM

If Geddy and Alex were to tour without Neil, I'd hope they visually obscure whoever the drummer is.  Geddy and Alex are all I'd be interested in seeing in this capacity.

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:20 PM

 x1yyz, on 11 October 2015 - 06:33 PM, said:

 WorkingAllTheTime, on 11 October 2015 - 04:43 PM, said:

And please don't say "Portnoy".

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In theory he'd be perfect for the job. He loves the band, Neil is one of his major inspirations, probably knows all the songs.

Edited by fraroc, 11 October 2015 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:41 PM

I would boycott them if they replaced Neil.

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 03:03 PM

Portnoy can easily play the parts but there are dozens of drummers that can. Portnoy is a spotlight grabber, the opposite of Neil. Portnoy seems like a nice guy but his personality is not right for this.

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 09:49 PM

Rush will never tour or record as "Rush" without Neil Peart.....the entire idea is patently absurd.

Nor would I pay for such a bad idea.

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 08:42 AM

 JBsDWdrums, on 12 October 2015 - 09:49 PM, said:

Rush will never tour or record as "Rush" without Neil Peart.....the entire idea is patently absurd.

Nor would I pay for such a bad idea.

who says it has to be as rush?  they can call themselves anything they damn want to.  if geddy and alex are there, so are my wife and i!

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 08:44 AM

 Anthemic, on 13 October 2015 - 08:42 AM, said:

 JBsDWdrums, on 12 October 2015 - 09:49 PM, said:

Rush will never tour or record as "Rush" without Neil Peart.....the entire idea is patently absurd.

Nor would I pay for such a bad idea.

who says it has to be as rush?  they can call themselves anything they damn want to.  if geddy and alex are there, so are my wife and i!

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