Rush 8/12/22

t was a bittersweet reunion for Rush fans as surviving members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson performed together on Wednesday (August 10th) for the first time since the 2020 death of drummer Neil Peart.

Blabbermouth reported the pair took the stage at Morrison, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater as part of the South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert, and performed their classic “Closer To The Heart,” while backed by Primus and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Alex Lifeson told us a while back that Rush’s long history is the result of a combination of friendship and creative commitment: [“I think, primarily, we really enjoy each other’s company. We’re very, very close friends. The music has always been very important to us. We’ve always pushed each other, in terms of our writing and where we want to go as musicians.”] SOUNDCUE (:12 OC: . . . go as musicians)

South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert is set to air on Saturday (August 13th) on Comedy Central, and then next day on Paramount+.

TL; DR

  • Surviving Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson performed together on Wednesday (August 10th) at Morrison, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater as part of the South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert.

FAST FACTS

  • Rush drummer Neil Peart died on January 7th, 2020 at the age of 67 in Santa Monica, California, where he lived.
  • Peart’s cause of death was brain cancer, from which he had suffered for the previous three years.