Guitarist Alex Lifesonand bassist/vocalist Geddy Leeboth said that they haven't been motivated to pick up their instruments in recent months. "I love playing, and I never, ever wanted to stop,"Lifeson said. "And I thought, you know, 'One day, when I'm just sitting around shitting my pants, I'll still want to play guitar.' And that's kind of gone now. After he died, it just didn't seem important. But I think it'll come back."
"For the longest time,"Leesaid, "I didn't have any heart to play. … I still feel there's music in me and there's music in Big Al, but there's no hurry to do any of that."
Lee went on to say that RUSH is no longer a functioning band.