Rush announces new album, tour

Rush announces new album, tour

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Canadian rock band Rush has announced plans for a 2012 North American concert tour to support its upcoming 20th studio album, "Clockwork Angels."
Rush guitarist's son agrees to settlement

Rush guitarist's son agrees to settlement

NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The son of Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has agreed to settle his lawsuit against the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Fla., attorneys say.

Rush had fun making latest album

TORONTO, May 1 (UPI) -- The Canadian trio Rush has nothing but good things to say about the making of its 18th studio album, "Snakes and Arrows."

Judge says Rush members can't cash in

FORT MEYERS, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida judge says two members of the rock band Rush do not deserve damages for injuries their guitarist suffered in a Naples, Fla., brawl.

Rush members seek to join Florida suit

FORT MYERS, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Rush singer Geddy Lee and drummer Neil Peart want to join a federal lawsuit against Florida deputies stemming from a scuffle with their lead guitarist.

New court date set for Rush guitarist

NAPLES, Fla., May 12 (UPI) -- A new trial date has been set in a battery case involving the lead guitarist for the rock group, Rush, the Naples Daily News reported Wednesday.

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson arrested

NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Alex Lifeson, guitarist for the veteran rock band Rush, was arrested following a New Year's Eve fight at a Naples, Fla., club, Billboard reported Friday.

Rush 30th anniversary tour set

TORONTO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Veteran rock band Rush will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a 2004 tour of North America and Europe, according to the band's Web site.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Tommy Sands, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Daryl Dragon, the "Captain" of Captain and Tennille, in 1942 (age 60); bassist Tim Bogert, of Vanilla Fudge and also of Cactus, in 1944 (age 58); Jeff Cook of the country band A
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music, for Aug. 24-30.
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Alex Lifeson
Alex Lifeson with Rush performs in concert, at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre , in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 29, 2004. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Alex Lifeson, OC (born Aleksandar Živojinović; August 27, 1953) is a Canadian musician, best known for his work as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush. Lifeson founded Rush in the summer of 1968, and has been an integral member of the three-piece band ever since.

For Rush, Lifeson plays electric and acoustic guitars as well as other stringed instruments such as mandola, mandolin and bouzouki. He also performs backing vocals in live performances, and occasionally plays keyboards and bass pedal synthesizers. During live performances, Lifeson, like the other members of Rush, performs real-time triggering of sampled instruments, concurrently with his guitar playing. The bulk of Lifeson's work in music has been with Rush, although Lifeson has contributed to a body of work outside of the band as well. Aside from music, Lifeson is part owner of the Toronto restaurant The Orbit Room, and is a licensed aircraft pilot, motorcycle rider, and gourmet cook.

Along with his bandmates Geddy Lee and Neil Peart, Lifeson was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honored, as a group. On May 1, 2007, Rush released Snakes & Arrows, their eighteenth full-length studio album. Lifeson and the band followed up the album with the Snakes & Arrows Tour.

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