In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Rush legend Geddy Lee admitted a fact that would make fans upset and stated that they have no material in archives. Although he confirmed that there might be half-finished demos, he said that there is nothing.
When the interviewer asked, “Is there really nothing in this studio archive as far as perhaps different versions, Beatles ‘Anthology’-type stuff?”, Geddy Lee replied:
“No, there’s nothing. There’s nothing there. There’s nothing left. There might be half-finished demos somewhere where we got halfway through and went, ‘Oh, this song sucks.’ And it never got made.”
Geddy Lee continued and said some of those things may not even be on a stage that there are drums on them, adding, “You’d know when you’re working on a song if you’re beating a dead horse. If that song wasn’t really coming together – and especially with me as I got older – I had less patience for staying with a song that obviously wasn’t working.”
“Sometimes you come in the next day, and Alex [Lifeson, guitar] and I would be working on a demo, and we’d go, ‘What the fuck is this song, anyway?’ He’s like, ‘I don’t know. I’ve forgotten why we were doing it.’ So you just trash it and start again. We didn’t record anything and then at the end say, ‘No, that doesn’t make it onto the record.’ Those things don’t exist at all.”