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Alex Lifeson tops CBC's list of the greatest Canadian guitarists

Thu, Nov 8, 2012@9:36AM | comments

Alex Lifeson - CBC MusicIn celebration of Guitar Month, the folks at CBC Music have compiled their list of the 25 greatest Canadian guitarists ever (thanks Brad O). Topping their list is Rush's Alex Lifeson:

1. Alex Lifeson.
The most impressive thing about Rush guitarist Lifeson may be his ability to keep up with his virtuoso bandmates Neil Peart and Geddy Lee. For over 4 decades, Lifeson has been seamlessly transitioning from complicated rhythm patterns to searing solos. His influence on shredders is undeniable, though his own playing borrows from jazz, reggae and funk. Guitar nerds love him for heady prog finger exercises like '2112' and 'YYZ.' Everyone else loves him for timeless rock riffs like 'Working Man' and 'The Spirit of Radio.'