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Posted 16 March 2016 - 10:12 AM

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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 20 March 2016 - 01:02 PM

I had a dream once that Rush were playing live and Neil couldn't make the show.  I was wandering around backstage Geddy and Alex come along and push a pair of sticks into my hands and tell me they won't go on unless I agree to play in Neil's place.

The concert sucked.

I will not be replacing Neil.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:26 PM

View PostAlien Girl, on 20 March 2016 - 01:02 PM, said:

I had a dream once that Rush were playing live and Neil couldn't make the show.  I was wandering around backstage Geddy and Alex come along and push a pair of sticks into my hands and tell me they won't go on unless I agree to play in Neil's place.

The concert sucked.

I will not be replacing Neil.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 10:31 PM

View PostTony R, on 20 March 2016 - 05:26 PM, said:

View PostAlien Girl, on 20 March 2016 - 01:02 PM, said:

I had a dream once that Rush were playing live and Neil couldn't make the show.  I was wandering around backstage Geddy and Alex come along and push a pair of sticks into my hands and tell me they won't go on unless I agree to play in Neil's place.

The concert sucked.

I will not be replacing Neil.

Angela!!!

How the devil are you?
Tony!  I'm doing pretty good!  Sold the old house, got out of the mid-west, moved back across the country and are buying a new house.    So, busy, but good!  How are you doing?

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 02:54 AM

View PostAlien Girl, on 20 March 2016 - 10:31 PM, said:

View PostTony R, on 20 March 2016 - 05:26 PM, said:

View PostAlien Girl, on 20 March 2016 - 01:02 PM, said:

I had a dream once that Rush were playing live and Neil couldn't make the show.  I was wandering around backstage Geddy and Alex come along and push a pair of sticks into my hands and tell me they won't go on unless I agree to play in Neil's place.

The concert sucked.

I will not be replacing Neil.

Angela!!!

How the devil are you?
Tony!  I'm doing pretty good!  Sold the old house, got out of the mid-west, moved back across the country and are buying a new house.    So, busy, but good!  How are you doing?
Oh you know, keeping my head down and minding my p's and q's.  ;)


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 03:45 AM

The more I think about it, and the more I hear from Ged and Al, I believe at a minimum, Ged and Al will write and record some new material before long. Whether or not Neil will want to record is anyone's guess, but I have a feeling that by the time they get around to being ready to record, Ged and Al will have it in their heads that they'll record new material with another drummer. (but not under the name Rush). Once that decision is made, Neil will want back in... at least to the studio. This is nothing more than gut feeling but as much as Neil refers to himself as retired, I think that subconsciously, Neil likes being "wanted"...... and once he's not, he may regret how he's positioning himself now.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 11:58 AM

I'm honestly against replacing band members.
Saw Drowning Pool in 04 after they replaced the singer following his death. Not only were the vocals off but with the new singers personalitu it just wasn't the drowning pool I had fallen in love with in middle school.

Then there's Metallica. They lost their passion for music following Cliff's death. They replaced him just to keep the paychecks rolling in.

Given that Rush at least to me stands against mainstream commercialism and mass consumerism replacing Niel would feel like a gut punch to most of the die hard rush fans out there.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 12:03 PM

View PostMieko8, on 21 November 2015 - 09:54 PM, said:

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.

I think it's time for the fans to stop being selfish.

Enjoy the gifts RUSH has given us.

Remember fondly the live shows and experiences...

And move on with your lives.

RUSH doesn't owe you anything.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:40 AM

View PostThinkingBig, on 29 April 2016 - 12:03 PM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 21 November 2015 - 09:54 PM, said:

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.

I think it's time for the fans to stop being selfish.

Enjoy the gifts RUSH has given us.

Remember fondly the live shows and experiences...

And move on with your lives.

RUSH doesn't owe you anything.
You make a good point. But, imo, the difficulty in doing so stems from the fact that there's been no closure... at least not a consensus on it. Ged and Al have made it clear they'd like to continue in some form. Neil doesn't seem interested. That puts fans who are hoping for more in a difficult spot...Moving on is easiest when the band and management make it clear that they're done. Until that happens, this is what we'll be faced with.

Edited by Phantom, 30 April 2016 - 08:41 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 10:40 PM

Well I guess if I had to.nominate anyone, it'd be this young lady. Niel even sent her a video message telling her to keep up the good work.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=lrFGj45DR-Q

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 10:13 PM

View PostTemplesofLamneth, on 15 May 2016 - 10:40 PM, said:

Well I guess if I had to.nominate anyone, it'd be this young lady. Niel even sent her a video message telling her to keep up the good work.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=lrFGj45DR-Q
What is this a link to? It just shows the Youtube home oage

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 07:18 PM

View PostThinkingBig, on 29 April 2016 - 12:03 PM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 21 November 2015 - 09:54 PM, said:

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.

I think it's time for the fans to stop being selfish.

Enjoy the gifts RUSH has given us.

Remember fondly the live shows and experiences...

And move on with your lives.

RUSH doesn't owe you anything.

I was fortunate enough to see one. For some on this forum, they've seen zero.

Sucks for them? Should have been born earlier?

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 07:24 PM

View Postfraroc, on 20 May 2016 - 07:18 PM, said:

View PostThinkingBig, on 29 April 2016 - 12:03 PM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 21 November 2015 - 09:54 PM, said:

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.

I think it's time for the fans to stop being selfish.

Enjoy the gifts RUSH has given us.

Remember fondly the live shows and experiences...

And move on with your lives.

RUSH doesn't owe you anything.

I was fortunate enough to see one. For some on this forum, they've seen zero.

Sucks for them? Should have been born earlier?
Yes.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:07 PM

They should do the same as AC DC. No one is complaining. Thousands of fans are parting with hundreds of dollars screaming their lungs out singing and packing arenas.

True, they should get Axl to play drums and they can still call it RUSH.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:34 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 20 May 2016 - 07:24 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 20 May 2016 - 07:18 PM, said:

View PostThinkingBig, on 29 April 2016 - 12:03 PM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 21 November 2015 - 09:54 PM, said:

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.

I think it's time for the fans to stop being selfish.

Enjoy the gifts RUSH has given us.

Remember fondly the live shows and experiences...

And move on with your lives.

RUSH doesn't owe you anything.

I was fortunate enough to see one. For some on this forum, they've seen zero.

Sucks for them? Should have been born earlier?
Yes.

I should have been born 20 years earlier. Then I could have seen Zappa, the Dead, Floyd, Crimson, Yes and Genesis in their prime as well as some early Rush shows. Those were the good ol days.

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 09:07 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 22 May 2016 - 09:34 PM, said:



I should have been born 20 years earlier. Then I could have seen Zappa, the Dead, Floyd, Crimson, Yes and Genesis in their prime as well as some early Rush shows. Those were the good ol days.

Hah!   I feel like I got screwed by not seeing Zappa since he really wasn't touring in my area much at the point I started really getting into him. (although the times he was sort of close, I wasn't able to go)  Same with the Dead...Both times they played my market I wasn't able to go due to a job, (although I did see Bob Weir once) Thankfully I got to see Gilmour's Floyd (twice) and Roger Water's (twice)  so that helped... Crimson on a HORDE show (sort of a truncated version of their usual show that tour) Genesis (way too late.) and Yes SEVERAL times in different incarnations... (Not to mention John Anderson solo, Rick Wakeman solo a few times, ABWH, Anderson/Ponty and I have tickets to see ARW this year)

I REALLY got screwed out of seeing Rush on the PW tour...my parents didn't know the people that wanted to sell me the ticket (and ride with) so my father said NO!

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 11:09 PM

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They should do the same as AC DC. No one is complaining. Thousands of fans are parting with hundreds of dollars screaming their lungs out singing and packing arenas.

True, they should get Axl to play drums and they can still call it RUSH.

:rush: would not be :rush: without Neil!  

WHAT THE f**k!

Edited by Surrender74, 16 June 2016 - 11:18 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 06:28 AM

View PostSurrender74, on 16 June 2016 - 11:09 PM, said:

View PostGabrielgil513, on 22 May 2016 - 09:07 PM, said:

They should do the same as AC DC. No one is complaining. Thousands of fans are parting with hundreds of dollars screaming their lungs out singing and packing arenas.

True, they should get Axl to play drums and they can still call it RUSH.

:rush: would not be :rush: without Neil!  

WHAT THE f**k!


I've been trying to just ignore those kinds of posts...but I agree...people need to get a grip...

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 02:01 PM

View PostJaminbenb, on 17 June 2016 - 06:28 AM, said:

View PostSurrender74, on 16 June 2016 - 11:09 PM, said:

View PostGabrielgil513, on 22 May 2016 - 09:07 PM, said:

They should do the same as AC DC. No one is complaining. Thousands of fans are parting with hundreds of dollars screaming their lungs out singing and packing arenas.

True, they should get Axl to play drums and they can still call it RUSH.

:rush: would not be :rush: without Neil!  

WHAT THE f**k!


I've been trying to just ignore those kinds of posts...but I agree...people need to get a grip...


Seriously folks, get Axl to play drums for Rush, that was taken seriously??

But, lots of fans consider Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to be the heart and soul of Rush AND they are the only founding members still in the band.

So there's that.



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Edited by Gabrielgil513, 17 June 2016 - 02:01 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 04:00 PM

View PostGabrielgil513, on 17 June 2016 - 02:01 PM, said:

View PostJaminbenb, on 17 June 2016 - 06:28 AM, said:

View PostSurrender74, on 16 June 2016 - 11:09 PM, said:

View PostGabrielgil513, on 22 May 2016 - 09:07 PM, said:

They should do the same as AC DC. No one is complaining. Thousands of fans are parting with hundreds of dollars screaming their lungs out singing and packing arenas.

True, they should get Axl to play drums and they can still call it RUSH.

:rush: would not be :rush: without Neil!  

WHAT THE f**k!


I've been trying to just ignore those kinds of posts...but I agree...people need to get a grip...


Seriously folks, get Axl to play drums for Rush, that was taken seriously??

But, lots of fans consider Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to be the heart and soul of Rush AND they are the only founding members still in the band.

So there's that.


Yeah, It was.




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