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Alex Lifeson on his favorite artists, albums and gear in new Music Aficionado interview

Wed, Apr 6, 2016@11:38AM | comments

Music Aficionado recently posted an exclusive interview with Rush's Alex Lifeson where he talks about the albums and artists that shaped him and remain close to his heart as well as the new line of signature acoustic guitars he's launched with PRS. Alex recommends artists such as Jefferson Airplane, Tom Cochrane and Steven Wilson, who he saw live in Toronto last month:

Steve is a guy whose work I greatly respect. I went to see him perform recently here in Toronto, and I've always loved his work with Porcupine Tree, and played on one of their albums [on the song, " Anesthetize "]. Last night was a performance of Steve's solo work, and they were so good, and sounded so great! He has great, great musicians with him, and it was so inspiring to see. It gave me hope that there are still people that really care about how they put music together and what it means to really work hard to be the best musician you can be. A lot of that is lost today-pop music has taken over and it's often more about the presentation than about the substance of the music or being a great musician. For me, Steve is one of the strongest artists out there today.

Alex also talks about Led Zeppelin's debut album, Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland, his PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic, and more. You can check out all of Alex's recommendations online here.