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Alex Lifeson Celebrates his 70th Birthday Today!

Alex Lifeson, one of the founding members of Rush and the band's seminal guitarist, is celebrating his 70th 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 a licensed aircraft pilot, motorcycle rider, a gourmet cook, avid golfer, 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 during the summer of 2019. Last April, Alex released a new musical project under the name Envy of None . He also reunited with Geddy Lee on stage last year when

Tributes: Songs for Neil Volume 4 Coming September 12th

Ever since 2020, and precisely on September 12th each year, RUSHfest Scotland have released tribute albums dedicated to the memory of Neil Peart. Gathering Rush tribute bands from across the globe, the first three volumes of "Tributes" have been met with critical applause throughout the Rush community. Details and pre-order links for the fourth volume, aptly titled Songs for Neil Volume 4 have now been released. As with all prior volumes, all proceeds from the sale of the tribute albums are donated to Cancer Support Scotland . The line-up for the fourth volume includes a special track, titled Masterpiece , which was written and performed by Neil's brother Danny Peart along with guitarist Brandon Dyke. Other tribute bands lending their talents to Volume 4 include Solar Federation from the U.S., the prolific Fleesh of Brazil, Scotland's Clockwork Angels , and even Ninja Sex Party who added their rendition of Madrigal to the collection. For a comp

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