Rush: No 'Break-Up' Planned

By Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun, October 21, 1998

There's finally news from the Rush front as the Toronto power trio releases a new live double album, Different Stages, on Nov. 10.

The material on the two CDs was recorded during Rush's 1997 tour of North America, with emphasis on material from their albums Roll The Bones (1991), Counterparts (1993) and Test For Echo (1996), plus older favourites including Closer To The Heart, Tom Sawyer and The Spirit Of Radio.

A special limited edition of Different Stages will feature a third disc of Rush's long-lost performances recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon during their A Farewell To Kings tour in 1978.

Meanwhile, Rush continues to give drummer Neil Peart the time he needs to grieve the loss of his wife to cancer this year following the death of their daughter in a car accident in 1997.

"There is no intention for the band to break up, but there are no firm plans for the next studio record or tour at this point," a spokesman for Rush's label said yesterday.