Alex Lifeson Reportedly Releasing 25th Anniversary Edition of 'Victor'

Alex Lifeson Reportedly Releasing 25th Anniversary Edition of VictorDuring a conversation with Ultimate Guitar, The Aristocrats' drummer Marco Minnemann discussed his past collaboration with Alex Lifeson, and also revealed that Alex was preparing to re-release his solo album Victor as a '20th-anniversary edition' [SIC]. In fact as Victor was released back in 1996, the re-release would actually be a 25th Anniversary edition.

From the interview:
You also worked with Alex Lifeson of Rush. In a recent interview, he mentioned that he has barely played guitar after Neil Peart's passing. Are you in contact with Alex, and would you be interested in doing something if the opportunity came up?
"Yeah, absolutely! With Alex, I've been working already for years, and Alex and I have released stuff together; he's on my albums. I know about him, he had the thought about retiring a little bit a few years ago.

"But he still likes to play guitar and I hope he continues. We've been in touch just recently actually, just a few days ago literally, because he's re-releasing an album called 'Victor' he did 20 years ago; that's going to be re-released as a 20th-anniversary edition, and one of the songs we did is on it as a bonus track.

"So, I'm very pleased about that, and I hope he's still playing but I'd understand if he doesn't want to - he told me that after 41 years in the business, the thought of retiring is a potential enemy, that's what he pretty much said.

"And I don't blame him; if you have such a legacy behind you... And I think I told him, I said, 'Look, with your legacy, you don’t have to worry about anything.' He doesn't have to force anything.

"But, obviously, he's a fantastic musician - and actually, when you asked the question before, about one of the favorite moments, that would have been him as well.

"Everything he brings to the table guitar-wise is always very different and very musical. He is a very inspiring person to work with. And yeah, and I have nothing but nice things to say about him. He's great. He's a fantastic person and a fantastic musician."
At this point there has been no official word from Alex or Rush regarding the potential anniversary release of 'Victor'...yet.

You can read the entire interview with Marco via this LINK.

Thanks to Eric from Power Windows for passing along the news.


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