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Alex Lifeson talks golf, Rush and Neil Peart with Ann Liguori in new radio interview

Sun, May 31, 2020@11:09AM | comments

Alex Lifeson was a guest on WFAN's Talkin' Golf with Ann Liguori radio show earlier this morning. Alex talks with Ann about his passion for golf, sharing stories about playing golf while on the road with Rush, the parallels between music and golfing, and touching on a few other subjects including Rush's longevity, his friendship with his 2 bandmates, and the passing of Neil Peart:

... It's been very difficult. After Neil passed in January I've played very little guitar. I don't feel inspired and motivated. It was the same thing when [Neil's] daughter died in a car accident in 1997. I didn't really play for about a year. I just don't feel it in my heart right now. Every time I pick up a guitar I just aimlessly kind of mess around with it and put it down. Normally I would pick up a guitar and I would play for a couple of hours without even being aware that I'm spending that much time. So I know it will come back. ... I don't know if the motivation is there for [Geddy and I] to do anything right now. We're certainly proud of our track record and we still love music. But it's different now ...

The entire interview is available for listening online below or at this location. Alex comes in at around the 31:45 mark of the show with the interview lasting about 20 minutes: