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Alex Lifeson talks acoustic guitars, side projects and more in new Guitar Player magazine interview

Fri, Jul 27, 2018@9:28AM | comments

UPDATE - 10/12@8:33AM: The article has also been posted on the Guitar Player website here (thanks Lynne K).

Alex Lifeson sat down with Guitar Player's Frets magazine for an interview which appears in the September, 2018 issue. Lifeson talks about acoustic guitars and their place in Rush's music and writing process. He also touches on his many side projects contributing tracks remotely to artists like Don Felder, John Mayall, Marco Minnemann, and Fu Manchu. When asked about whether he and Geddy would ever consider performing stripped-down acoustic versions of their material here's what he had to say:

... Ged and I are best buds and we talk every few days, but we've never talked about that. He's been so focused on writing a big coffee-table book about basses, but it's almost done. I have a feeling that once he's past this and had a bit of a break, we'll do something for sure. I haven't stopped writing music. I know he's missing that. Whether we'll do something acoustically together, I don't know. I can't imagine we would go back on the road with anything, although it would be kind of nice to do some small theaters. ...

John at has transcribed the entire article and made it available online at this location.