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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Alex Lifeson guest appearance on John Wesley album Disconnect
1:15PM EST | comments (6) |

John Wesley and Alex LifesonGuitarist John Wesley is likely best known to Rush fans as the touring guitarist for Porcupine Tree, but he's also an accomplished solo musician in his own right. He'll be releasing his latest album Disconnect next month and just revealed via his Facebook page that Alex Lifeson performs a mind-blowing guitar solo on the track Once a Warrior:

7 years ago I was fortunate enough to meet and spend some time with one of my early guitar heroes, Alex Lifeson of RUSH. He's been a HUGE influence on my guitar playing throughout the years, and he's also one of the kindest human beings you'll ever meet.

Now, 7 years later, he's performed a MIND-BLOWING guitar solo on my song, 'Once a Warrior.'

I'm so happy to have Alex on my new album, 'Disconnect,' and I can't wait for you to hear it!

Disconnect will be available in Europe and the UK on March 31st, and on April 1st in the US via InsideOut Music. For more information visit John's website here or follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Alex Lifeson played a guest guitar solo on Porcupine Tree's Fear of a Blank Planet on the track Anesthetize back in 2007. We also just found out yesterday of another Alex Lifeson guest appearance; Alex plays guitar and executive produced Keram Malicki-Sanchez's new album Come to Life.

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#6 - Posted 2/9/14 @6:42PM by jaeger [contact]

Waiting until March 31? Torture...
#5 - Posted 2/7/14 @9:43AM by paul [contact]

I wish Alex would lay down a "mind-blowing" solo on a Rush album.
#4 - Posted 2/7/14 @5:58AM by Runkerry

Lance, I am jealous! Marco Minnemann is also a great talent. I doubt you'll get to hear anything new from PT for a while, if ever though. I reckon Steven Wilson is doing so well in his solo career, he is likely to call it a day on PT permanently. Really enjoying his solo work, especially The Raven.....
#3 - Posted 2/6/14 @5:20PM by LanceTheShred [contact]

Agreed Runkerry! Man I hope PT comes out with something in the next few years. Last time I saw John was in Baltimore when he played with SW at the beginning of his tour. Had a chance to talk to him and Marco Minnemann after the concert and bought them both a nice chilly Yuengling. Can't wait to hear this album!
#2 - Posted 2/6/14 @4:58PM by Runkerry

John Wesley is a fine guitarist. Always thought he was such an integral part of the Porcupine Tree sound. Look forward to hearing Lerxst 's solo on His new album. It was Lerxst's solo on PT's Anaesthetise that got me into the band.
#1 - Posted 2/6/14 @1:47PM by ghead [contact]

Saw John several years ago in Chicago when he was opening for Marillion. Was just him and his guitar on stage, really great stuff. Did a cover of Pink Floyd's "Run Like Hell" that was just amazing.

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