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Listen to 2 NEW tracks from Alex Lifeson via new AlexLifeson.com website to coincide with release of new signature guitar

Tue, Jun 15, 2021@11:12AM | comments

UPDATE - 6/16@4:20PM: Alex donated one of the early prototypes of the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess to a virtual Rotary Foundation fundraiser last month, and also was interviewed as part of the fundraiser's virtual gala on May 12th (it ended up being sold for $6500). You can watch the interview below or at this location (thanks RushFanForever):

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UPDATE - 6/15@12:31PM: Both tracks are actually available IN FULL on the website - buried in the music section of the site here. You need to click on the photo of Alex on the left side of the music page, which reveals the playlist of the two tracks.

UPDATE - 6/15@12:26PM: Note that Alex now also has an official Instagram at @TheRealLerxst along with his official YouTube channel. The video includes some previously unreleased (as far as I can tell) home video clips of Alex as a child, and the end credits for the 2 instrumental tracks indicate Andy Curran plays bass on both, with David Quinton Steinberg playing drums on Spy House. The website also includes a newsletter sign-up page.

Alex Lifeson has launched an official website at AlexLifeson.com to coincide with the release of his new signature Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess guitar. To mark the occasion, Lifeson is debuting two NEW instrumental tracks titled Kabul Blues and Spy House. You can listen to previews of the tracks below or in this YouTube video (via Alex's new official YouTube channel), with the FULL tracks available in their entirety exclusively via the AlexLifeson.com music page. From the press release:

Through an extensive collaboration between Alex and Gibson, Epiphone pushed the boundaries of the classic Les Paul to create the exclusive Alex Lifeson Les Paul Standard Axcess. The guitar includes a pair of powerful Epiphone pickups - the Pro Bucker 3 bridge pickup and the Ceramic Pro neck pickup. It also includes coil-splitting options via the push-pull volume controls and a Graph Tech Ghost Floyd Rose system. Together these features give the player access to both traditional magnetic humbucker tones as well as the Ghost's realistic acoustic tones. For added flexibility, you can blend acoustic and magnetic voices to create a rich layered sound and then route them through either a traditional mono jack or use two cables to access the individual magnetic and piezo outputs. ... To mark the occasion of his collaboration with Epiphone and the release of the new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess guitar, Lifeson is proud to debut two brand new songs titled "Kabul Blues" and "Spy House." Fans can get a first listen to "Kabul Blues" and "Spy House" in the new video and listen to the songs in their entirety exclusively at www.AlexLifeson.com. These two instrumental songs mark the first new music from Alex Lifeson in close to a decade. ....

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