Rush and Primus first toured together in 1992 – and Alex Lifeson says the most interesting music was being made off-stage.
Lifeson told Guitar World that the two bands would hold a pre-show jam session each night, “usually in our dressing room or in a hallway”.
The rules for the jam? You had to bring an instrument you didn’t play – there were accordions, flutes, clarinets – Lifeson even strummed his guitar with a tortilla chip instead of a guitar pick.
He says the jams were captured on tape, but unfortunately he doesn’t know what happened to the recordings.