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Watch Alex Lifeson discuss guitars at Experience PRS virtual event

Fri, May 15, 2020@5:42PM | comments

Thousands of PRS Guitars fans had planned to descend on the PRS factory headquarters in Annapolis last weekend for their tenth annual Experience PRS event, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's event was forced into the virtual realm. Rush's Alex Lifeson was one of the several guitarists to participate. From an American Songwriter article covering the event (thanks RushFanForever):

... The virtual Experience premiered on the PRS YouTube channel on May 9th with how-to discussions on bettering your music skills and clinics on playing riffs, all delivered from top PRS artists Tim Pierce, David Grissom, Bryan Ewald and more. As a special surprise, founder Paul Reed Smith introduced a new video series "Long Distance: Paul Calls...?" where he chatted with Mark Tremonti, Steve Vai, Warren Haynes, Neal Schon, Al DiMeola, Orianthi and Alex Lifeson about the world of guitar. Paul asked PRS artists and friends questions that he had never asked them before, and each artist turned the tables back to Paul by asking the guitar maker a question or two of their own. The discussions that ensued from the fourteen artists that participated were both intimate, entertaining, and educational. ...

You can watch a portion of Paul's interview with Alex Lifeson in this video at around the 8-minute mark where he talks about Rush's first gig for about a minute and a half. The full discussion will be posted at a later date to the PRS Guitars YouTube channel.