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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was asked in a recent interview if he would consider drumming for Rush in the wake of Neil Peart’s retirement from touring. Hawkins responded, “Dude, I’d get ******* crucified man. You know how many ******* dorks would wanna kick my ass if I tried to be in Rush? It’d be like a nation of dorks chasing me and trying to kill me. YOU’RE NOT NEIL PEART!!! DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!”
Hawkins and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl inducted Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a few years back and even joined the power trio onstage, where they dressed as Rush in the outfits they wore on the back of their classic 2112 album.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have both expressed a willingness to continue performing, but will not perform as Rush without Peart.