Hurry guitarist Alex Lifeson has introduced two instrumental tracks, “Kabul Blues” and “Spy Home,” to advertise his new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Normal Axcess electrical guitar. They can be listened to on his official internet site.

The songs function bassist Andy Curran, drummer David Quinton Steinberg, and Lifeson on “everything else.” This is the 1st tunes he’s launched given that the 2012 Hurry LP Clockwork Angels. The huge bulk of the new music Lifeson has designed over the course of his long occupation was in Hurry, though he did launch the below-the-radar solo LP Victor in 1996.

Hurry has been wholly inactive considering the fact that the conclusion of their 40th-anniversary tour in 2015. The band finished in January 2020 when Neil Peart died after a extended fight with mind most cancers.

“Neil asked us not to focus on [his illness] with any one,” Lifeson informed Rolling Stone before this year. “He just preferred to be in control of it. The past point in the earth he would want is men and women sitting on his sidewalk or driveway singing ‘Closer to the Heart’ or one thing. That was a fantastic fear of his. He didn’t want that interest at all. And it was absolutely hard to lie to men and women or to sidestep or deflect by some means. It was genuinely tough.”

Peart wasn’t a founding member of Rush and he did not play on their debut LP in 1974, but Lifeson and Geddy Lee say the band just can’t exist without having him. “That’s in excess of,” Lee informed Rolling Stone previously this 12 months. “I however am quite happy of what we did. I do not know what I will do yet again in songs. And I’m guaranteed Al does not, regardless of whether it’s jointly, aside, or what ever. But the tunes of Hurry is usually portion of us. And I would under no circumstances be reluctant to participate in just one of all those tunes in the appropriate context. But at the exact same time, you have to give regard to what the 3 of us with Neil did together.”

Lifeson felt the similar way. “I appreciate enjoying, and I never ever, ever preferred to stop,” he mentioned. “And I considered, you know, ‘One working day, when I’m just sitting down close to shitting my trousers, I’ll however want to enjoy guitar.’ And which is type of absent now. Following he died, it just didn’t look essential. But I imagine it’ll come again.”

It’s unclear if Lifeson will ever release a second solo album or tour yet again in some capability, but with the release of “Kabul Blues” and “Spy Home,” he’s at the very least taken the first little move toward a post-Hurry musical long run.