RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee has told MTV.com that he, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart have been getting their home studios ready to start writing the group's new album, and in January they plan to begin the collaborative process.
"The whole process of writing, recording and getting ready for a tour is usually a two-year process, and that's somewhat daunting," Lee said. "In many ways, we have to psych ourselves up to begin, but once we start working together, it feels like it always did."
While Lee hasn't a clue what the record will sound like, he wants to capture some of the freshness and spontaneity of the band's all-covers disc, "Feedback". "There's a great spirit on that record, and I'd like to kind of learn from that," he told MTV.com. "But that's a very abstract thing. When we sit down to make a record, we have these conversations at the beginning, and then the record takes its own life and bears little resemblance to the conversations you had in the beginning."
Lee hopes the band will write quickly and have the new album ready for a summer 2006 release. However, he's not sure it's a realistic goal. "'Vapor Trails' took 14 months and 'Feedback' took three weeks, so at this stage it's safe to say that we have no idea when the next one will be ready."
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