Rush to release new album next year.
Rush fans have been chomping at the bit for new music from the Canadian progressive rockers. Well, we have some news for you. Rush frontman Geddy Lee recently Posted a message to the official Rush website giving fans a progress report on the new album among other things.
Before we get into Geddy’s message here is a little on what Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson, has been up to. Alex recently produced the major label debut CD for the Pennsylvania nu-metal five-piece “Lifer”. This is first time Alex has produced an outside project. The Lifer album is set to hit stores on August 14th from Republic/Universal Records.
Now here is Geddy’s message:
Greetings to all, I thought it was about time that I lifted my head out of the confines of studio life and checked in with this web site and communicated recent goings on to all of you. To begin with, let me thank all those fans that organized, and in any way participated in the recent Rushcon 2001, that was held in Toronto. Quite a show of dedication and loyalty and one that did not go unnoticed or unappreciated by us. Although I was disappointed that I came in second last in the Geddy Lee look-a-like contest, I'm sure I'll get over it!
What with the Raptors losing to the Sixers, I'm getting used to disappointments.
Secondly, I appreciate the continuing interest in My Favourite Headache. The CD and the website. The good karma that has come from it keeps my spirits lifted and has shown me what a worthwhile endeavour it was indeed. The benefits of which have carried me into the latest Rush project with renewed vigour, confidence and sharpened studio chops!!
Speaking of which...I'm sure you'd like to know how things are coming along.
Well, although things began rather slowly, as you can well imagine after 6 years between writing sessions, and considering all that we and Neil in particular have been through personally, I'm happy to report that we are now deeply ensconced in the creative mode and a collection of songs is starting to take shape. More importantly there is an optimistic atmosphere and we are once again communicating fresh ideas together as a band. Experimenting as always, but not afraid to get a little physical!!
And so we will continue on with this process until such time that we all feel confident that the material we have written is "great" enough to be released as the next Rush album. When that will be? I can't say exactly, but with luck on our side we hope to release something early in 2002.
Soooo, I guess that's all that's new from me at the moment. Once again thanks to all of you for your enduring support, the effect of which has undoubtedly contributed to our ability to continue down this road for so long.”
Best Wishes and Go Jays!!
P.S. Yes... I do read the messages that
you post. Hopefully, I will get to answer more of your questions when my
schedule is more forgiving.