John Petrucci on his lifelong love of Rush: "I still use Alex Lifeson licks that I learned in high school!"

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“I adore Rush, and I’ll never stop geeking out on them,” says Dream Theater guitar god John Petrucci.

“For me, and probably a lot of people from my generation, Rush is a band that has been part of the fabric of my life. 

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Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar World, Guitar Player, MusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.