Alex Lifeson on life after Rush and finding a new sound with Envy of None

Alex Lifeson
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Alex Lifeson’s place in music history as a premier prog player cannot be understated. Across five decades with Rush, the Toronto-based guitarist delivered thrill-rides of dramatic arpeggios, quixotic whammy-play and irregular hooks galore. 

But seven years on from Rush’s final concert performance – and two since the tragic loss of drummer/lyricist Neil Peart to glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer – Lifeson returns this spring with music from his much-anticipated, and stylistically divergent new project, Envy of None. 

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.