Alex Lifeson Makes a Guest Appearance on Big Sugar's New Album Eternity Now
Alex Lifeson is keeping busy during his so-called retirement. He recently lent his guitar skills to the title track of Big Sugar's new album Eternity Now.
Big Sugar's Gordie Johnson talks about obtaining Alex's services:
I put the record on the other day and I thought I made a mistake. It sounded like I’d grabbed a Rush record from 1988.The album, which was released last week, is available for purchase at Amazon.Com. Additional information about the album is also available through a story at Global News.
GJ: [Laughs] Make no mistake, my friend. That was not an accident! [Rush guitarist] Alex Lifeson is on the title track. He’s on the title track of my life and career trajectory. He was one of the first supporters of Big Sugar and one of the greatest mentors that I’ve had. And he’s such a down-to-earth chill guy. He saw us coming up, liked our music, and would do things like “Hey, man, here’s a double-neck guitar. Why don’t you take the Xanadu guitar and use it for a while?” Like, who does that?
So I texted him and I had to explain myself because it’s such a Rush knock-off. I got the Taurus Moog pedals in there and gave it the full Moving Pictures treatment. But he not only sent me a wicked guitar solo but a bunch of overdubs–acoustic guitars and banjos and all kinds of other production to put in the track. It got way Rushier. And I’m good with it.
You can also listen to the title track via the embedded player below