The American drummer and songwriter Mike Portnoy has posted a screenshot about his replacement for the Rush’s retired drummer Neil Peart and stated that the news are fake, but added that he would surely do it in a heartbeat.

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The article said he will be joining Rush in 2020 for a 40th Anniversary Tour for Permanent Waves, but Mike rejected the claims and said it’s unfortunately not true.

“Hahaha so everybody is sending this to me…

Apparently some metal website posted a fake article saying I will be joining Rush in 2020 for a 40th Anniversary Tour for ‘Permanent Waves’!

Even to the point of creating a fake Twitter post from me!

While that’s a pretty awesome (completely hypothetical) dream…and I would surely do it in a heartbeat… it’s unfortunately not true!! (But it is a cool idea, Geddy Lee)

In any case, just wanted to break the (real) news to anybody that had gotten their hopes up thinking that this may be real!

OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming…”

Here’s the post he shared:

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Hahaha so everybody is sending this to me… Apparently some metal website posted a fake article saying I will be joining @rush in 2020 for a 40th Anniversary Tour for Permanent Waves! Even to the point of creating a fake Twitter post from me! 😳 (SWIPE ⬅️) While that’s a pretty awesome (completely hypothetical) dream…and I would surely do it in a heartbeat…it’s unfortunately not true!! (But it is a cool idea @geddyimages 😉) In any case, just wanted to break the (real) news to anybody that had gotten their hopes up thinking that this may be real! 😂😂 OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming… . . . #rush #geddylee #alexlifeson #neilpeart @rush @geddyimages @mikeportnoy #mikeportnoy

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