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#1 Mieko8

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 09:54 PM

Did everyone watch the new video of Ged and Al with Rolling Stone?  This time they were more forthcoming with the truth about what's going on.  Clearly, they want to record and tour.  Clearly, Neil is resistant and possibly ready to retire.  So, I dare ask the question and let the daggers fly.

Any chance they would continue with a new drummer?  If they want to continue, why let one person sink the ship?  You could see in the interview how frustrated Geddy is with Neil.  Surely there's lots of banter behind the scenes, or complete radio silence.

I'll say this, they gave up their careers for Neil and waited 4 years for him to grieve, and that was the right thing to do.  The least he could do in return would be to give them another record and a proper farewell tour.  I'd venture to say he's selfish and doesn't care how they feel or what they want, or the fans.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 09:57 PM

No, they'd retire before getting a replacement for Neil. Rush isn't Rush without all 3 of the guys.

Implying that Neil is selfish for wanting to retire is foolish. ~50 years being Neil Peart is nothing short of incredibly bodybreaking work. And it's his second chance at a family. Who would give that up?

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 09:58 PM

Calling Mike Portnoy!

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 09:59 PM

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:02 PM

It could never be Rush without Ged or Al, but I do believe they could still be Rush with another drummer.  They did it once already, they could do it again.  How many people have gone in and out of the Stones, and the Who?  Page and Plant have worked together without Bonham.  Geddy and Al should move on with someone else if they still want to play IMHO.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:09 PM

I can't believe this topic hasn't come up before now.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:15 PM

Why does he have to give up his family to be in Rush?  Lots of guys have families and play in working bands.  Okay, maybe it was harsh to call him selfish, but he should consider how the others feel and the fans.  They are better and more popular than they've ever been.  CA is one of their best albums, IMHO.  The HOF INDUCTION.  Why leave while on top?  Makes no sense to me, sorry.



View PostBowlCity, on 21 November 2015 - 09:57 PM, said:

No, they'd retire before getting a replacement for Neil. Rush isn't Rush without all 3 of the guys.

Implying that Neil is selfish for wanting to retire is foolish. ~50 years being Neil Peart is nothing short of incredibly bodybreaking work. And it's his second chance at a family. Who would give that up?


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:19 PM

No.  Don't forget that they need a lyricist as well.  Unless you want geddy to return to writing lyrics telling women what time it is and that he fancies some sex.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:19 PM

I would go see them play with another drummer and I wouldn't care what they called themselves. Rush, Rash, R 40 something. I wouldn't care. To old for sentimentality at this point and I don't begrudge Neil his retirement either. He has earned it and then some. I just want to be entertained or not PERIOD. Just make a decision at some point and get on with it "While we're young" (Rodney D) or shut it down and enjoy the rest of your lives. Simple. Just my take and probably not a popular one either... :codger:

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:20 PM

He says he's done, he's done. Get over it. If they do go out again consider yourself fortunate. If they don't go out again consider yourself fortunate. It could have been over in '98.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:20 PM

View PostMieko8, on 21 November 2015 - 10:15 PM, said:

Why does he have to give up his family to be in Rush?  Lots of guys have families and play in working bands.  Okay, maybe it was harsh to call him selfish, but he should consider how the others feel and the fans.  They are better and more popular than they've ever been.  CA is one of their best albums, IMHO.  The HOF INDUCTION.  Why leave while on top?  Makes no sense to me, sorry.



View PostBowlCity, on 21 November 2015 - 09:57 PM, said:

No, they'd retire before getting a replacement for Neil. Rush isn't Rush without all 3 of the guys.

Implying that Neil is selfish for wanting to retire is foolish. ~50 years being Neil Peart is nothing short of incredibly bodybreaking work. And it's his second chance at a family. Who would give that up?

It makes perfect sense to end on top - though "on top" is very subjective. The guy was still able to do it on the R40 tour and fight through the ridiculous amount of pain being him entails. Imagine them continuing on and suddenly he really f***s himself up.

I don't think Neil has to consider a damn bit how the fans feel. He's got every right to quit if he wants, and spend all of his time with his family. He doesn't owe anybody anything.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:20 PM

View PostAncient Ways, on 21 November 2015 - 10:19 PM, said:

No.  Don't forget that they need a lyricist as well.  Unless you want geddy to return to writing lyrics telling women what time it is and that he fancies some sex.
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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:21 PM

View PostNarps, on 21 November 2015 - 10:19 PM, said:

I would go see them play with another drummer and I wouldn't care what they called themselves. Rush, Rash, R 40 something. I wouldn't care. To old for sentimentality at this point and I don't begrudge Neil his retirement either. He has earned it and then some. I just want to be entertained or not PERIOD. Just make a decision at some point and get on with it "While we're young" (Rodney D). Just my take and probably not a popular one either... :codger:

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:21 PM

View PostNarps, on 21 November 2015 - 10:19 PM, said:

I would go see them play with another drummer and I wouldn't care what they called themselves. Rush, Rash, R 40 something. I wouldn't care. To old for sentimentality at this point and I don't begrudge Neil his retirement either. He has earned it and then some. I just want to be entertained or not PERIOD. Just make a decision at some point and get on with it "While we're young" (Rodney D). Just my take and probably not a popular one either... :codger:

Oh, I wouldn't have a problem with Geddy and Alex doing something together, including live performances. I'd take offense to them calling it Rush, but any musical output from these boys (as long as it isn't like Presto) I'll happily give a shot, especially if it's done live.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:24 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 21 November 2015 - 10:21 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 21 November 2015 - 10:19 PM, said:

I would go see them play with another drummer and I wouldn't care what they called themselves. Rush, Rash, R 40 something. I wouldn't care. To old for sentimentality at this point and I don't begrudge Neil his retirement either. He has earned it and then some. I just want to be entertained or not PERIOD. Just make a decision at some point and get on with it "While we're young" (Rodney D). Just my take and probably not a popular one either... :codger:

Oh, I wouldn't have a problem with Geddy and Alex doing something together, including live performances. I'd take offense to them calling it Rush, but any musical output from these boys (as long as it isn't like Counterparts) I'll happily give a shot, especially if it's done live.
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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:30 PM

Weren't they called Rush long before they ever met Neil?



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View PostNarps, on 21 November 2015 - 10:19 PM, said:

I would go see them play with another drummer and I wouldn't care what they called themselves. Rush, Rash, R 40 something. I wouldn't care. To old for sentimentality at this point and I don't begrudge Neil his retirement either. He has earned it and then some. I just want to be entertained or not PERIOD. Just make a decision at some point and get on with it "While we're young" (Rodney D). Just my take and probably not a popular one either... :codger:

Oh, I wouldn't have a problem with Geddy and Alex doing something together, including live performances. I'd take offense to them calling it Rush, but any musical output from these boys (as long as it isn't like Presto) I'll happily give a shot, especially if it's done live.


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:33 PM

I don't think Mike Portnoy(as great as he is)would be an adequate replacement for Neil. Then again I don't think anyone would be.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:34 PM

View PostMieko8, on 21 November 2015 - 10:30 PM, said:

Weren't they called Rush long before they ever met Neil? ������������



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View PostNarps, on 21 November 2015 - 10:19 PM, said:

I would go see them play with another drummer and I wouldn't care what they called themselves. Rush, Rash, R 40 something. I wouldn't care. To old for sentimentality at this point and I don't begrudge Neil his retirement either. He has earned it and then some. I just want to be entertained or not PERIOD. Just make a decision at some point and get on with it "While we're young" (Rodney D). Just my take and probably not a popular one either... :codger:

Oh, I wouldn't have a problem with Geddy and Alex doing something together, including live performances. I'd take offense to them calling it Rush, but any musical output from these boys (as long as it isn't like Presto) I'll happily give a shot, especially if it's done live.

As if that period has nearly as much significance as FBN-present, or even the debut with Rutsey. I'd consider that an extremely dumb excuse to continue as "Rush" without Neil.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:35 PM

View PostNew_World_Man, on 21 November 2015 - 10:33 PM, said:

I don't think Mike Portnoy(as great as he is)would be an adequate replacement for Neil. Then again I don't think anyone would be.

Keep that egotistical jackass away from Rush...he's a good drummer but his personality alone should bar him from sharing the stage with the other two.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:35 PM

View PostMieko8, on 21 November 2015 - 10:30 PM, said:

Weren't they called Rush long before they ever met Neil? ������������





Yes and they were a two bit bar band from Toronto who couldn't even score a record deal.




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