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Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush Choose 22 Songs That Inspired Them Most

Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush Choose 22 Songs That Inspired Them Most

In this interview from 2009, Rush’s guitarist — Alex Lifeson — and bassist — Geddy Lee — choose 60 minutes' worth of the music that is closest to their hearts, essentially putting together the ultimate Rush-approved "mixed tape."

ALEX LIFESON:

“SINK THE BISMARCK” Johnny Horton, Greatest Hits (1990)

I fell in love with music because of this song. It was the first single I bought. I was around 11 years old, which was about a year before I started playing guitar.

It’s a song about the Bismarck, a German battleship that sunk during World War II. It’s a very thematic, rousing song. I think I mowed two lawns or something to make enough money to buy it.

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