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Listen to John Mayall's Evil and Here to Stay featuring Alex Lifeson from his upcoming Nobody Told Me album

Wed, Feb 20, 2019@10:53AM | comments

UPDATE - 2/22@7:39AM: Here's the YouTube streaming link (thanks RushFanForever).

Legendary blues guitarist John Mayall's new album Nobody Told Me will release this coming Friday, February 22nd via Forty Below Records, and features guest musicians Todd Rundgren, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray, Carolyn Wonderland, Steven Van Zandt and Rush's Alex Lifeson. Lifeson is featured on a recording of Evil And Here To Stay (a 1992 Jeff Healey song). Classic Rock magazine spoke briefly with Mayall and Lifeson about the track and have made a streaming preview available as well (thanks RushFanForever):

... "Evil and Here to Stay is just one of the star studded songs you'll be playing over and over," says Mayall. "On this particular track you get to hear some great guitar soloing from special guest Alex Lifeson, who feels right at home with this special groove."

"One of the first songs Rush learned to play as a band in front of an audience was Snowy Wood in 1968," says Lifeson. "So our influences go a long way back with John Mayall.

"When I was asked to do this particular project I was actually quite thrilled by it. Long being an admirer of the many amazing guitar players that have been a part of the Bluesbreakers and to be considered in that esteemed group I was very, very honoured, and it's been a real pleasure." ...

The album is now available for pre-order at this location.