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Alex Lifeson attends Steven Wilson show at Massey Hall last night

Wed, Mar 2, 2016@11:55AM | comments

UPDATE - 3/2@12:50PM: Steven Wilson drummer Craig Blundell also posted a photo of himself with Alex backstage to his Facebook and Twitter pages.

They say you should never meet your heroes. Not only did I meet one of mine of 25 years from one of my all time...

Posted by Craig Blundell onWednesday, March 2, 2016

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Steven Wilson kicked off the North American leg of his Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour earlier this week in Quebec City, and last night played Massey Hall in Toronto where Rush's Alex Lifeson was in attendance. Lifeson is a big fan of Steven Wilson's work and played a solo on the song Anesthetize from Porcupine Tree's 2007 Fear of a Blank Planet album. Wilson's current bass player is Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo), and Beggs posted a photo of himself backstage with Lifeson at the show to his Facebook and Twitter pages earlier today. Beggs is a huge Rush fan and recently sat down with Prog magazine to give them his list of the 10 most influential bassists. Coming in at #3 on his list was Geddy Lee:

"Fronting up a band as a bass player and vocalist is a tough gig - one with which I've had some experience. Geddy shows how it should be done. In a power trio, every little helps and additional duties on bass pedals, double-neck guitar and synths made for a fulsome sound in his stadium filling band Rush."