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Rush September, 2012 Guitar World feature now online

Thu, Jul 19, 2012@7:30PM | comments

Guitar World - September, 2012As I'd posted yesterday, Rush is featured in the September, 2012 issue of Guitar World magazine for an article titled Rock Around the Clock. John at has transcribed the entire article and scanned the images, making it available online at this location. They talk with Alex Lifeson about the band's Clockwork Angels album, focusing specifically on the guitar arrangements. They also ask Alex about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

... I look at it like this: Last week we received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement, which is a very high honor in Canada. And we were also inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame, and all those sorts of things. So, in that sense, I'm quite satisfied with those accolades, particularly the Governor General's Award. That puts us in the company of some of the greatest Canadian creative minds of the last 20 years, since they started this.

I really don't feel the need to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because, at the end of the day, it's just somebody's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have a particular process, and they're welcome to do it however they want to do it. If they feel that they want to exclude a certain genre or certain bands from their hall of fame, they're welcome to do it. I don't need to be in there. I have no interest in going there. I think that so long as we keep this relationship, we probably both benefit. If Rush is not in there, the controversy continues, and it keeps Rush fans very pissed-off. There's some great bands in there that I really respect. Just recently, it was great to see the Chili Peppers get in - I love those guys. But I don't need it. I have no interest in going, and hope that we never will.

If I was a Rush fan, I'd be like, "No man, don't do it. Let's keep this to ourselves, this little special thing." ...

You can read the entire article here.