Most bands who formed in 1968 are long gone. What is it about Rush that keeps them going? Frontman Geddy Lee thinks he knows the formula.
Posted on Sep 06, 2012 02:01 pm
With a career spanning 44 years, Rush know a thing or two about keeping a band together through good times and bad.
How did they stick together when so many bands have been and gone? Frontman Geddy Lee thinks he knows, and told Grammy.com that it's a combination of sharing a taste in music and paying a little respect to each other that keeps them productive.
"There's a particular obvious chemical reaction we have with each other as players," he said. "We all like making the same kind of music, which I think is the one thing that kills a lot of bands: the fact that their tastes start changing, and the thing they want to put in their music is not something the other guys agree with. We don't have that problem here."
He continued: "The other thing that breaks up most bands is interpersonal relationships. We don't have that problem either, because we do get along well and we respect each other."
Lee says those things combined have kept them rocking for years but there is one thing the band compete over.
"Most of the time the biggest concern we have is, who is going to say something funnier? Where we get into one-upmanship is in the comedy department, not the music department."
Meanwhile, Rush won Album Of The Year at the Prog Awards last night. See our rundown on the event here.