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Alex Lifeson guest appearance at Trailer Park Boys variety show

Sun, Jan 25, 2009@11:17AM | comments

UPDATE - 1/26@8:33AM: Here's an even better video (closer up) from reader Andrew W:

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UPDATE - 1/25@9:01PM: I've replaced the video below with a slightly better version (thanks The_Way_The_Wind_Blows).

Alex Lifeson made a surprise guest appearance at last night's Trailer Park Boys Community Service Variety Show at Massey Hall in Toronto. He came out towards the end of the show to perform Closer to the Heart with the boys. Here's a grainy video of the performance:

If you can find any better videos and/or pictures from the show, please let me know so I can share them with everyone. Thanks to Andrew W for the heads up.

The premise of the variety show is that the guys are fulfilling court order community service and must put on a puppet show aimed to demonstrate the dangers of using alcohol and drugs. They've been touring the show across the Maritimes to rave reviews and recently started a swing through Ontario including last night's Massey Hall show.

The Trailer Park Boys is a popular Canadian mockumentary TV series that focused on the misadventures of a group of trailer park residents living in a fictional Nova Scotia trailer park. The show ran on Showcase Television from 2001 until 2008 and also had a feature-length movie which came out in 2006. Alex Lifeson made a cameo appearance on one episode of the show in 2003 titled Closer to the Heart, and was also heavily involved with the movie's soundtrack in addition to making a cameo as a cop in the film. Rush also performed Closer to the Heart with Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys for the CBC's tsunami relief telethon back in 2005.