The members of Rush still haven't set a timetable for their next album, but at a public appearance in Toronto on Sept. 17, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson again made it clear that they expect an eventual return to action.

The duo was in town to accept a key to the city from mayor John Tory, but — as seen in the video above — they also sat down for a Q&A that touched on the band's plans for the future after saying goodbye to touring last year. While admitting that their current hiatus has "been an adjustment," Lifeson expressed his belief that the downtime is only temporary.

"We've been following up on some other interests that we both have, and we've been learning to get used to the idea, and it's taken a while," said Lifeson. "But I feel very confident about a lot of things, and music is definitely still one of them. I'm sure we'll do something in the future. We can't just stop playing and writing music together."

"I play almost every day," Lee answered after being asked whether he'd been maintaining his musical chops. "I've been traveling a lot with my wife. We're very big into seeing the world and taking advantage of this break in my career, whatever it may be. But I love playing, and I play a lot. And sooner or later, the right thing will happen."

Drummer Neil Peart recently commemorated the band's R40 tour with his latest book, Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me!, released on Sept. 13.

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