Alex Lifeson Releases Two New Instrumental Songs, a New Website, and a Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess Electric Guitar
Alex Lifeson has just released two instrumental tracks titled “Kabul Blues” and “Spy House”. The release of these news songs comes in connection with the launch of his new website alexlifeson.com, as well as a means to promote his new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess electric guitar.
The songs feature bassist Andy Curran, drummer David Quinton Steinberg, and Lifeson on “everything else.” This is the first music any member of Rush has released since the band's 2012 album Clockwork Angels.
Both songs can be streamed directly from Alex's website at this location.
His new Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess came about through an extensive collaboration between Alex and Gibson, where Epiphone pushed the boundaries of the classic Les Paul to create the exclusive Alex Lifeson Les Paul Standard Axcess. The guitar includes a pair of powerful Epiphone pickups – the Pro Bucker 3 bridge pickup and the Ceramic Pro neck pickup. It also includes coil-splitting options via the push-pull volume controls and a Graph Tech Ghost Floyd Rose system. Together these features give the player access to both traditional magnetic humbucker tones as well as the Ghost’s realistic acoustic tones. For added flexibility, you can blend acoustic and magnetic voices to create a rich layered sound and then route them through either a traditional mono jack or use two cables to access the individual magnetic and piezo outputs.
The guitar retails for $899 USD and can be ordered HERE.