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Watch Rush's Alex Lifeson join TOOL onstage in Toronto

Tue, Nov 21, 2023@10:16AM | comments

UPDATE - 11/21@11:16AM: Alex posted a photo of himself and TOOL guitarist Adam Jones to his Instagram. Alex gifted Jones one of his signature Epiphone guitars:

What an honour and delight it was playing with one of my favourite bands last night. I've loved @toolmusic since the first time I listened to them. They are such a great band and I am lucky to call them friends.

One of the many high points of the evening was gifting my @epiphone Les Paul to @adamjones_tv. His playing is inspirational and speaks to my soul like no other guitarist. Respecto, brother. ~Lerxst

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Prog-rockers TOOL played a show at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto last night, and concertgoers were treated to a special appearance from Rush's Alex Lifeson, who joined the band at the end of their first set for their performance of Jambi. They led into the song with a little snippet of Rush's A Passage to Bangkok, then inserted a bit of 2112: Overture in the middle. Alex also did some soloing towards the end. Geddy Lee had been mentioning in interviews and on his book tour that Alex had been having some health issues and had surgery recently, so this must mean that Lerxst is about fully recovered. Great news! This bodes well for the possibility of some kind of musical collaboration from Ged/Al in the new year. You can watch some fan-shot video of the performance below or on YouTube.