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Alex Lifeson records new song with Tom Morello and Kirk Hammett

Wed, Jun 30, 2021@4:57PM | comments

Tom-morelloUltimate Classic Rock reported earlier today that Rush's Alex Lifeson has recorded a new track with Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and Metallica's Kirk Hammett as part of a virtual guitar summit he recently attended with the pair. The song is slated to appear on a project that Morello is currently putting together. From UCR:

... Morello kept things simple for his new project, sending over a couple of different riffs as a starting point for Lifeson. "He said, 'Put whatever you want on it - the more the merrier,'" Lifeson recalls. "He was going to give it to Kirk Hammett, and Kirk was going to do the same thing." Still, Lifeson didn't stick to his usual playbook for his contribution. "Being the contrarian, I did all of [these other styles], not just heavy rock stuff," he says. "We were all talking to each other while we were doing it, and we just had such a riot. I sent my stuff in and it went to Kirk then, and he sent his stuff in." Lifeson recently heard an early mix of the track and was thrilled with the result. He thinks fans will dig it, too. "It's really some fun music," he notes. "It's so Tom Morello, his parts. I just smiled the whole way through listening to it. I thought it was really, really cool the way it turned out." And even though Morello most likely meant the song to be a one-off collaboration for the trio, Lifeson, for one, is up for more. "I'm hoping that he might have something else to send along," he says.

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