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Alex Lifeson Celebrates his 67th Birthday Today!

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Alex Lifeson, one of the founding members of Rush and the band's seminal guitarist, is celebrating his 67th birthday today. It was on this date back in 1953 that Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson (born Aleksandar Zivojinovich) came into the world in Fernie, British Columbia. As Rush fans know, Lifeson co-founded the band in the summer of 1968 along with John Rutsey, the band's original drummer. Alex was also responsible for bringing front-man Geddy Lee into the mix.

While Alex is obviously best known for being the guitarist for Rush, he's also the part owner of the Toronto restaurant The Orbit Room, which unfortunately closed its door earlier this year, is a licensed aircraft pilot, motorcycle rider, a gourmet cook, and an artist.

Alex has also been known to dabble with a little acting now and again. Back in 2018, he appeared a couple of times on the CBC comedy-drama Crawford, which premiered on the CBC in Canada last summer. A preview clip of Alex's recent performance on…

The Rush 2021 "Moving Pictures" Wall Calendar Now Available

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With 2021 marking the 40th Anniversary of the release of Rush's pivotal, best-selling album Moving Pictures, it should come as no surprise that the band's official 2021 Wall Calendar will features images from that era of the band's history.

As with past Rush calendars, the 2021 edition will feature a four-month (September-December) 2020 planner page, gorgeous color photos of the band, and more. From the official listing:More than 40 million records sold worldwide. Countless sold-out tours. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Officers of the Order of Canada. And that's all very nice. But for these three guys, it's all about the music, their friendship, and the fans. This official, 16-month calendar calendar includes a four-month (September-December) 2020 planner page, so get yours early! Calendar includes holidays, moon phases, image captions with locations and other information, the highest quality photography, and m…

Alex Lifeson Honoured with 2020 Casey Award for Visionary Philanthropy to HIV/AIDS Initiatives

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Alex Lifeson was recently selected as the 2020 recipient of the Casey Award. The award annually celebrates individuals and organizations across Canada that demonstrate leadership in social justice and commitment to HIV/AIDS.

Alex's contributions were outlined in the following article:Rock & Roll hall of fame member Alex Lifeson is being recognized with The Casey Award for visionary philanthropy to HIV/AIDS initiatives. The award honours Lifeson’s continued and extraordinary support as a generous donor, volunteer and ambassador. He is an active supporter, whose significant contributions have had a lasting impact for AIDS service organizations, particularly Casey House, Ontario’s HIV/AIDS hospital.

Alex Lifeson has a personal connection to Casey House and has been an inspiration there for more than 20 years. Casey House founder June Callwood, who passed away in 2007, referred to him as an ‘ardent supporter’. When still located in their original space in a Victorian house, Lifes…

Geddy Lee Cardboard Cut-Out To Adorn Toronto Blue Jays Home Games

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With the pandemic-truncated baseball season upon us, and stadiums across the country virtually empty of fans, many teams have taken some rather unique approaches to bringing some life back to the ballpark. Along with pumping in the sounds of crowds, quite a few teams have also filled the empty seats of the stadium with cardboard cut-outs of fans.

The Toronto Blue Jays are no different as they have now announced a collection of cutouts that will appear behind home plate including one of Geddy Lee. With the current state of the pandemic, the Blue Jays are actually playing home games at Buffalo’s Sahlen Field. As most fans know, Geddy is an avid baseball fan and has often been seen situated behind home plate of numerous Blue Jay home, dutifully making notations in his scorecard.

According to this article, some 1,600 cutouts will be "...perched in nine sections at Buffalo’s Sahlen Field on Tuesday when the Jays will host the Miami Marlins, their first game in their temporary home.…