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Rush's Alex Lifeson Working on New Project with Marco Minnemann

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson is reportedly working on a new project with drummer Marco Minnemann.

Minnemann, who is best known for his work with the Aristocrats and who has also collaborated with the likes of Joe Satriani and members of Dream Theater, made the announcement on his official Facebook page, stating: 

"Working on a new collaborative release together with Rush’s Alex Lifeson. Watch this space for more details to follow soon."

Lifeson and Minnemann have worked together before, on the drummer’s 2017 album Borrego.

As previously reported, Rush will release an expanded edition of 1978’s Hemispheres on November 16. The set is the latest offering from UMe/Anthem/ole label group’s extensive Rush 40th anniversary album series.

Said Lifeson about the record, the band’s sixth studio effort: “Hemispheres was one of our most challenging and demanding records to make. From its inception in a Wales farmhouse where it was written over a four week span to the very difficult mixing sessions in two London recording studios, it stands as a key transitional album in Rush’s long recording history.”

Hemispheres can be pre-ordered here.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.