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Alex Lifeson performs at last night's West End Phoenix concert fundraiser in Toronto

Sat, Jun 1, 2019@11:40AM | comments

UPDATE - 6/3@11:03AM: Here's a huge gallery of photos from Friday night's West End Phoenix fundraiser including several of Alex (thanks RushFanForever).

UPDATE - 6/2@6:36PM: Here's Blitzkreig Bop.

UPDATE - 6/2@5:03PM: Here's some video of Alex jamming on a solo while sitting in with the Rheostatics (thanks Calum):

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Dave Bidini's West End Phoenix monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End held a Double or Nothing concert fundraiser yesterday evening at Junction Craft Brewery in Toronto and Rush's Alex Lifeson was in attendance. Alex along with Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie and others sat in with the Rheostatics to perform several songs including Gordon Lightfoot's The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Camper Van Beethoven's Take the Skinheads Bowling, The Ramones' Blitzkreig Bop and others. As far as I can tell, they didn't perform any Rush. There were several photos of the evening's festivities posted on various social media, and I've been sharing those to Facebook and Twitter as I come across them. I haven't located any videos as of yet, so if you come across any, let me know. For some background, the West End Phoenix launched back in October, 2017 and Alex Lifeson contributes a "storytelling comic" titled The Meaning of Lifeson to the publication, which is illustrated by artist Casey McGlynn. The paper also held a fundraiser last year, which Alex also participated in as seen in this post.