Rush's Alex Lifeson Named Greatest Canadian Guitarist
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has
been named greatest Canadian guitarist by national broadcaster
The prog guitar icon heads a list which also includes
Jeff Healey, Neil Young and
The broadcaster says of Lifeson:
"The most impressive thing about him may be his ability to
keep up with his virtuoso bandmates Neil Peart and Geddy
"For over four decades, he has been seamlessly transitioning
from complicated rhythm patterns to searing solos. His influence on
shredders is undeniable, though his own playing borrows from jazz,
reggae and funk.
"Guitar nerds love him for heady prog finger exercises like
2112 and YYZ. Everyone else loves him for timeless rock riffs like
Working Man and The Spirit of Radio."
In related news Rush have finally been nominated
for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2013, some 15
years after first becoming eligible.
The Canadian three-piece are also to be inducted into Guitar
Center's RockWalk on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. They'll add their
handprints at an invite-only ceremony on November 20.
Rush Inducted into Guitar Center's RockWalk
Rush have had their hand prints added to the
Rush Album '2112' to Receive Super Deluxe Treatment
Three separate reissues of Rush's 1976