Band: Alex Lifeson

Any news items that are specific to Alex Lifeson.

Jones Beach

Summer reminds us of Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh, NY. Over the years, Rush has performed at Jones Beach 8 times  (1992, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013). The venue was a highlight on the tour for many reasons, not the least of which was the hospitable management and staff who greeted the band with great warmth and enthusiasm each time.  The setting of the theatre made for a great outing for fans who wanted to relax on the beach during the day, and then take in the concert at night. Alex tells an interesting story about how Rush somewhat unknowingly shaped one of the major renovations at the

 

When Rush opened for New York Dolls

Reposted from WEST END PHOENIX Story by Alex Lifeson, Illustration by Casey McGlynn The date was October 27, 1973, and Rush was opening for the New York Dolls. They were a pleasant enough group of fellows who spoke to us not at all, but enthusiastically enjoyed the vibrant conversation and company of their “friends” (I think they were), who also dressed like New York Dolls, but drunker. The venue for the gig was the Victory Theatre, built in 1921 and home to burlesque in Toronto until it closed in 1975. We were honoured to have worked the same stage as strip artistes Knackers Knock, Ineda Man and Cupcakes Cassidy, whose

 

Alex Lifeson Painting for Brush of Hope 2017

Alex Lifeson’s original, signed painting for Brush of Hope 2017, “20,000 Feet Over The Sea“,  is now available for auction. All proceeds from the Brush of Hope auction will go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Make your bid here!      

 

A New Painting by Alex Lifeson for A Brush of Hope

Alex Lifeson has donated a signed, original piece he painted called “Aquarium” to the celebrity art auction,  A Brush of Hope, which raises funds for the Canadian Kidney Foundation. “This year, my painting subject is called “Aquarium”, a sort of “fish on acid” theme or what you might expect if you were visiting a lovely Martian family, strolling through their living room, drink in hand,” commented Lifeson. “Please have a look and if interested, bid. As always, proceeds go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada to continue research in the hope for a cure for kidney disease.” You can bid on this one of a kind painting until noon on

 

Rush to receive Key to YYZ

Mayor Tory to present Rush with key to the City of Toronto Mayor John Tory will present the key to the city to the members of Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. At the official opening of the new Lee Lifeson Art Park this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Lee and Lifeson will join Mayor Tory for the presentation. “Rush has played a vital role in defining Toronto’s musical identity and given so much to our city through their music, live performances and their generous support for charities,” said Mayor Tory. “We are pleased to honour them with a key to the city and the launch of the

 

Alex goes Behind The Vinyl

More Moving Pictures era stories as Alex Lifeson talks “Tom Sawyer” on Behind The Vinyl with Boom in Toronto. Watch: Alex Behind The Vinyl Tom Sawyer

 

Limited Edition print by Alex Lifeson

For a charity close to his heart, Alex Lifeson has made a limited number of prints available of his popular painting entitled “L’ami Geddy a L’ami Louis” that features his bandmate and lifelong friend, Geddy Lee, and himself. There are only 325 prints, of which Alex and Geddy have signed and numbered each. All proceeds from the sale of the prints will be going to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. You can get your limited edition print here!

 

Geddy & Alex answer Rolling Stone’s #AskRush questions

Ahead of the CD/DVD/Blu-ray package, R40 Live, hitting stores, singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson stopped by Rolling Stone headquarters to talk about the new release, and answer questions RS readers and Rush fans submitted on Twitter and Facebook for #AskRush. The guys were happy to field any inquiry, whether it was about their most embarrassing onstage moment, the pronunciation of Neil Peart’s last name, their favorite superhero, what stimulant may have been used during the Hemispheres sessions, and more… Watch Here: RollingStone #AskRUSH