Update: In a statement today (Dec. 8) to TeamRock, Rush frontman Geddy Lee clarified the alleged retirement of drummer Geddy Lee. “I think Neil is just explaining his reasons for not wanting to tour, with the toll that it’s taking on his body,” Lee said. Apparently the legendary drummer isn’t necessarily quitting Rush entirely, just backing away the touring side.
But there are still talks to be had. Lee continued:
"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.”