Lifeson tells Jam: “We’re nuts. We rehearse for six weeks before the rehearsals – I’m serious.
“I’ve been rehearsing for three weeks now. I spend four hours, three times a week, and then the rest of the time I play for an hour to two hours. And that’s just to get ready for rehearsals.”
He adds that they’re in the earliest stages of preparation and jokes: “We’re at that stage where we’ve just started playing. You don’t want to hear us.”
Lifeson has spent many years receiving the rock star treatment – but he admits he’ll never get used to it.
“We went to Japan, we were in a music store and we were just walking around,” he says of a recent holiday with friends. “I noticed there were a couple of models of my guitar there, and then the floor manager came over. He went, ‘Oh no, it’s Alex LIfeson!’ It always seems odd to me.”