photo: Rush at MSG in June (more by P Squared)

Yesterday we posted that Rush drummer Neil Peart considered himself retired from drumming. Well, in case you were wondering if that meant that Rush was like, no longer a band, Geddy Lee has come forward to clarify that Neil is just retired from touring. The band had already said that their most recent tour might be their last. As Geddy said to Classic Rock:

"There's really nothing to say. I think Neil is just explaining his reasons for not wanting to tour, with the toll that it's taking on his body. That's all I would care to comment on it.

"We'll get together eventually and chat about things. But in my view, there is certainly nothing surprising in what he said. Neil just feels that he has to explain with all the thousands of people asking, 'Why no more tours?' He needs to explain his side of it."

So that probably answers that. Watch a three-hour concert video video of Rush from 2012 so that you can get a sense of what the world is now missing below.