Thursday, August 28, 2014

Alex Lifeson on his involvement with John Wesley's Disconnect in new Guitar Player interview
9:56AM EST | comments (4) |

Guitarist John Wesley's latest album Disconnect released back in April and Alex Lifeson makes a guest appearance, playing a guitar solo on the track Once a Warrior. Wesley is best known to Rush fans as the touring guitarist for Porcupine Tree. A live video of Wesley and his band performing Once a Warrior - including Wesley's tackling of Lifeson's solo - can be viewed on YouTube at this location. Wesley is the subject of an interview feature by Anil Prasad in the upcoming October, 2014 issue of Guitar Player magazine. The feature includes a short sidebar interview with Alex Lifeson where Alex talks about his involvement with Disconnect. When asked why he wanted to contribute to the album Alex says the following:

I could tell that John and I shared the same discipline in our guitar playing in terms of context and content; that's evident throughout Wes' songs on the album. The dynamics employed in his songwriting, and the strong vocal and guitar performances on every track make Disconnect cohesive and meaty. It was a privilege to be a part of it.

The October, 2014 issue of Guitar Player should be hitting newsstands next week, but you can see some preview scans of the feature by clicking the thumbnails above. You can learn more about John Wesley by visiting his website or following him on Facebook, and you can order your copy of Disconnect here.



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#4 - Posted 8/28/14 @5:05PM by Runkerry

Echo that Lance! I think SW is so focused on his solo career that a PT album is a remote possibility for 2015. He has some great talents in that band in the form of Nick Beggs, Guthrie Govan and Theo Travis to equal those PT musicians.

Anyway, I digress! R41 would be sublime. More sublime still would be a final studio effort from our boys : )
#3 - Posted 8/28/14 @2:53PM by LanceTheShred [contact]

Totally agree with you #2. Have spoken to him (and even enjoyed a beverage with the man) after a few PT and SW shows. Dude is a class act. Extremely humble and killer talented. Now if only SW could find his way back into the PT scene all would be for the best!! A 2015 PT Tour and a R4T1 Tour = AIR Wife.

#2 - Posted 8/28/14 @11:53AM by davegto67 [contact]

Wes is a great guy and a great player. I've known him since his days with Marillion. I did not know he was a Rush fan until somewhat recently. I'm happy that he is finally being recognized for his talents. Plus he gets to ride bikes with Neil! How cool is that!
#1 - Posted 8/28/14 @10:54AM by Graham GB38457 [contact]

yep nice.

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