Rolling Stone magazine recently assembled a panel of top guitarists and other experts to rank their favorites guitarists while explaining what separates the legends from everyone else. Not only was Alex Lifeson among the panel of those casting their votes, he also made the list, coming in at position #98 (yes, he should have placed significantly higher, but that goes without saying):Even if he had never progressed beyond the brain-rattling riffing of "2112" and "Xanadu," Rush's guitarist would have left his mark on Metallica and other like-minded metalheads. But he went on to fill out Rush's power-trio sound with a seamless mix of lush arpeggios and rock crunch that sounded like at least two players at once. "The guitar just had to make a broader statement," he says. Alex Lifeson reserves his most daring playing for his solos – just try wrapping your head around the extraterrestrial lunacy of "Freewill."Not surprisingly, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page took the top three spots respectively. You can check out the entire Top 100 List via this LINK.
Key Tracks: "La Villa Strangiato," "The Spirit of Radio"
Thanks to Eric from Power Windows for passing along the news.
Main Cygnus Header Code
Cygnus-X1.Net - A Tribute to Rush - Latest News on Rush
Order Rush's New Album CLOCKWORK ANGELS Today!
Follow Cygnus-X1.Net On Facebook, Twitter and via an RSS Feed
Thank You For Supporting Cygnus-X1.Net
Click for Tour Dates
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Alex Lifeson Makes Rolling Stone List of Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Posted by Jag2112 at Wednesday, November 23, 2011
- Cygnus-X1.Net Rush News Archive -
- ► 2012 (220)
- Rush Sectors Box Set - Liner Notes, Tracks and Ima...
- Geddy Lee Honoured by Scholarship Endowment
- Triumph's Rik Emmett Covers Red Barchetta
- Alex Lifeson Makes Rolling Stone List of Top 100 G...
- An Intimate Interview with Geddy Lee of Rush
- Alex Lifeson Interview on Planet Rock - Now Online...
- Rush Sectors Box Set Video Trailer Now Online
- Rush Clockwork Angels Article in Rolling Stone Mag...
- Rush's Neil Peart Takes A Ride In His Ohio Time Ma...
- Rush Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland - Now Av...
- Walk Your Dog in Neil Peart Park
- Alex Lifeson Interview on Humble and Fred Radio
- Ace Frehley Talks Rush In His New Autobiography "N...
- Win An Autographed Rush ‘Moving Pictures’ Lithogra...
- Neil Peart: The Modern Drummer Interview - Now Onl...
- ▼ November (15)
- Cygnus-X1.Net (Even Older) Rush News Archives -
|January-March 2011 Rush News Archive|
|October-December 2010 Rush News Archive|
|July-September 2010 Rush News Archive|
|April-June 2010 Rush News Archive|
|January-March 2010 Rush News Archive|
|October-December 2009 Rush News Archive|
|July-September 2009 Rush News Archive|
|April-June 2009 Rush News Archive|
|January-March 2009 Rush News Archive|
|October-December 2008 Rush News Archive|
|July-September 2008 Rush News Archive|
|April-June 2008 Rush News Archive|
|January-March 2008 Rush News Archive|
|September-December 2007 Rush News Archive|
|June-August 2007 Rush News Archive|
|April-May 2007 Rush News Archive|
|January-March 2007 Rush News Archive|
|2006 Rush News Archive|
|2004-2005 Rush News Archive|
All Rush-related content with the exception of the "Reviews" and "Rush Links" sections of this site are (c) 1997-2012 Anthem Entertainment.
"Cygnus-X1.Net" and the "A Tribute to Rush" is in no way associated with nor endorsed by Rush and/or Atlantic Records and/or Mercury Records
and/or Anthem Entertainment; their parents or their affiliates. "Rush" et al and any/all related names, marks and/or insignias
are trademarks of Atlantic and/or Mercury Records. No infringement on the rights of these entities is intended.