Geddy Lee, the lead singer with epic prog-rockers Rush, has admitted he thinks some of the legendary band’s concept records would make the ideal inspiration for a stage musical.
Speaking in a recent interview uDiscover Music via Antimusic, Lee was quizzed about the idea and he said, “I’ve always thought that Rush’s music really lent itself to theatrical reproduction.”
Lee cited a mix of classic older Rush records as well as more recent offerings like ‘Clockwork Angels’:
“Especially the concept albums such as ‘2112’ or, more recently, ‘Clockwork Angels’, I think, would be fantastic opportunities to orchestrate the music a little bit more, get into a whole different kind of presentation. But visually, they’re quite striking.”
The bassist believes that Rush’s powerful narrative driven prog rock would be deal fodder for a musical:
“The stories have a lot of potential in terms of staging and imaginative scenery. I think they really are tailor-made for that. So I’d love to see that happen sometime.”
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