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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Alex Lifeson's April, 2013 Guitar World interview available online
10:45AM EST | comments (11) |

Guitar World April 2013Last week I'd mentioned that the April, 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine contains a feature on Rush with the cover tagline Rush 2112: The Making of a Masterpiece. The article itself is titled Big Time Rush and includes an interview with Alex Lifeson where he discusses the making of 2112, the band's upcoming Rock Hall induction and more. John over at Cygnus-X1.net has transcribed the article and made it available online at this location. Here's what Alex had to say about the band's upcoming induction:

... our position has always been that if we're not part of that scene, that's okay. But I think for our fans, they were pretty pissed! And that's the thing about Rush fans. They're very vocal with their piss-iness. [laughs] So it's nice to have it happen. And we will go to the ceremony and graciously accept the honor, for us and also for our fans. We'll get up and play a few songs and make it a really special event. I know my mom's going, I think all our moms are going. They're pretty excited about it. ... there are certainly still lots of fans that are not happy with the decision to put us in the Hall of Fame. They feel that we should have stayed out. But it's not such a big deal. At the end of the day, let's all just be happy.

The interviewer also made the following observation about the ending of 2112:

GW: "Grand Finale," the final section of "2112," concludes with the phrase, "Attention all planets of the solar federation. We have assumed control." The first sentence is made up of seven words. The second is made up of four. Each is uttered three times. Mathematically, that comes to 21 words for the first sentence, and 12 for the second. 2112.

Alex: Oh, I didn't know about that!

GW: So it wasn't intentional?

Alex: No. But that's pretty cool! That's the first time I heard that ... but yes, that's exactly what we were thinking!

GW: You learn something new every day.

Alex: Absolutely. I had no idea. ...

Be sure to check out the entire interview here.

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#11 - Posted 3/11/13 @1:09AM by moving my pictures [contact]

I hope Geddy plays a Roscoe bass an F bass,a Zon bass,or a Modulas jazz bass .Lets move forward not backward .
#10 - Posted 3/11/13 @1:03AM by moving my pictures [contact]

Hey lets not get a petition going for the teardrop bass .Who gives a shit .Get a life .Lets just have a meeting .Lets have a meeting to discuss a petition for not having a petition or any more meetings or any more petitions .Lets jump off a bridge with Rush t shirts on .
#9 - Posted 3/8/13 @3:01PM by lcboman

Bring back Twilight Zone and the tear-drop bass!
#8 - Posted 3/6/13 @4:26PM by Most Endangered Species [contact]

I love Alex's line in the interview "But at the end of the day, I don't know where that journalist is, but we're still working!"

I was curious so I tried to find a transcript of that infamous interview and here it is:

link
#7 - Posted 3/6/13 @3:09PM by rushfreak101 [contact]

I have some sad news to announce guitarist Alvin Lee from Ten Years After has passed away
#6 - Posted 3/6/13 @1:56PM by jaeger [contact]

Debbie Harry is an excellent actress (check out Six Ways to Sunday, woah: link )
#5 - Posted 3/6/13 @12:04PM by mark one [contact]

rush isnt pissie. they are from canada. therefor we americans have to get pissed off for then. i mean why would i be pissed off because debbie harry is in the hall and rush finlly got in . we get pissed off because its hard not to BE PISSED OFF. we now return you to your regular programming
#4 - Posted 3/6/13 @11:48AM by mkefromTO [contact]

Sound like Alex is saying. Were doing this because of the fans, we don't care about it. I like what Richie Blackmore said about it "I don't care". i agree.
#3 - Posted 3/6/13 @11:33AM by jaeger [contact]

We're vocal with our piss-iness! (Say that five times fast)
#2 - Posted 3/6/13 @11:26AM by simon r

2112-amazing not a lot of people know that-certainly not Alex-maybe Michael Caine?

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