Alex Lifeson Biography
Alex Lifeson born Alexander Zivojinovich is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush. He was born on 27 August 1953 in Fernie, British Columbia, to Serbian immigrants, Nenad and Melanija Živojinović, and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
His stage name of “Lifeson” is a semi-literal translation of the surname Živojinović, which means “son of life” in Serbian. His first exposure to formal music training came in the form of the viola, which he renounced for the guitar at the age of 12. His first guitar was a Christmas gift from his father, a six-string Kent classical acoustic which was later upgraded to an electric Japanese model.
Alex Lifeson Career
In 1963 he met the future Rush drummer John Rutsey in school, and both decided to form a band. John began experimenting on a drum kit. They later formed a projection,which eventually became Rush in August 1968, following the recruitment of original bassist and vocalist Jeff Jones. Geddy Lee, Alex’s high school friend assumed this role soon after.
Rush was on hiatus for several years starting in 1997 owing to personal tragedies in Neil Peart’s life, and Lifeson had not picked up the guitar for at least a year following those events. He return to the studio with Rush to begin work on 2002’s Vapors Trails,which was the bands first album since the 1970s . Due to lack of keyboard Lifeson used over 50 different guitars in what Shawn Hammond of Guitar Player. Geddy Lee was amenable to leaving keyboards off the album due in part to Lifeson’s ongoing concern about their use.
His first major outside work was his solo project, Victor, released in 1996. Victor was attributed as a self-titled work. This was done as an alternative to issuing the album explicitly under Lifeson’s name. A follow -up album, possibly including vocals by Sarah McLachlan, was rumoured in the late 1990s,but was apparently shelved due to Atlantic Record’s lack of support for the first album.
He made a guest appearance on the 1985 platinum blonde album Alien Shores performing guitar solos on the songs “crying over you ” and “holy water ” . In 1990, he appeared on Lawrence Gowan’s album, Lost Brotherhood to play guitar. In 1995, he guested on two tracks on Tom Cochrane Ragged Ass Road album and then, in 1996 on I Mother Earth’s “Like a Girl” from the Scenery and Fish album. In 1997 he appeared on the Merry Axemas, A Guitar Christmas album. He played “the Little Drummer Boy” which was released as track 9 on the album.
In 2006, he founded The Big Dirty Band, for the purpose of providing original soundtrack material for Trailer Park Boys. He appeared as a guest on the 2007 album, Fear of a Blank Planet by UK progressive rock band, Porcupine Tree, contributing a solo during the song Anesthetize. He also appeared on the 2008 album Fly Paper by Detroit progressive rockers Tiles. He plays on the track “Sacred and Mundane”. He composed the theme for the first season of the science-fiction TV series Andromeda and produced 3 songs from the album Away from the Sun.
Alex Lifeson Awards
- 1983; “Best Rock Talent” by Guitar for the Practicing Musician
- 1984 – 2008; “Best Rock Guitarist” by Guitar Player Magazine
- 1982-1983-1985; 1986 Runner-up for “Best Rock Guitarist” in Guitar Player
- 1991; Inducted into the Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame
- 1996; Officer of the Order of Canada
- 1996; “Best Article” for “Different Strings” in Guitar Player
- 2008; Most Ferociously Brilliant Guitar Album
- 2013; With Rush, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
Alex Lifeson Wife-Children
In October 1970, his first girlfriend, Charlene, gave birth to their eldest son, Justin, and they married in 1975. Their second son, Adrian, was born two years later. Adrian is also involved in music, and performed on two tracks from Lifeson’s 1996 solo project, Victor.
Alex Lifeson Net Worth
He has a net worth of $35 million.
Alex Lifeson Age
He celebrates his birthday on 27 August,he is 64 years
Alex Lifeson Guitar
The Lifeson Les Paul Axcess carries two high-output humbucking pickups with series/parallel wiring options via its push-pull volume controls, and a Floyd Rose licensed unit that provides the world’s most efficient vibrato system and loaded with GraphTech Ghost piezo bridge saddles.
Access traditional Gibson magnetic humbucker tones, mix it up with fat and funky series/parallel options, tap the Ghost’s realistic acoustic tones, or blend acoustic and magnetic voices, shifting depths are virtually limitless. You can route it all through a traditional mono jack or use two cables to split to stereo outputs. All this, and the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess still presents that timeless Les Paul look that has remained a classic for more than 50 years.
Alex Lifeson House
His compound covers 8 1/2-acre parcel carved out of a century farm.This well-designed country home set amid forest provides refuge and a degree of simplicity.
Alex Lifeson Victor
Victor is a solo album released January 9, 1996 on Atlantic Records outside Canada and Anthem Records within Canada. The album was recorded at Lerxst Sound between October 1994 and July 1995.
Alex Lifeson Chord
Chord is known to his legion of fans as “The Alex Chord,” or “The Hemispheres Chord,” as it is the opening chord to Rush’s 1978 prog-rock opus Hemispheres.
Alex Lifeson Imdb
- Little Evil
- Quick Reviews with Maverick
- The Infiltrator
- Scott Ian: Swearing Words in Glasgow
- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
- The Bridge
- The Comix Scrutinizer
- Independent Lens
- American Dad!
- Transporter: The Series
- The Lords of Salem
- That’s My Boy
- Metal Evolution
- The Double
- Hunky Dory
- Criminal Minds
- Score: A Hockey Musical
- Doctor Who
- Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s
- This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s
- I Love You, Man
- Por Toda Minha Vida
- Adventures of Power
- Rock Band
- The Sopranos
- White Noise 2: The Light
- Family Guy
- Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
- Rush: R30
- King of the Hill
- High Fidelity
- The Waterboy
- SLC Punk!
- Small Soldiers
- Rush: Subdivisions
- Future War 1986
- Rush: Limelight
Alex Lifeson Trailer Park Boys
When pot-smoking petty criminals Julian (John Paul Tremblay) and Ricky (Robb Wells) get caught breaking into an ATM, they’re both quickly sent to prison. Eighteen months later, the boys are released back into society, but the transition isn’t easy. Ricky’s girlfriend, Lucy (Lucy Decoutere), has run off, and, in between his efforts to win her back, he’s also planning the boys’ biggest heist yet, a haphazard plot that finds him enlisting the help of his nerdy friend Bubbles (Mike Smith).
Initial release: 6 October 2006 (Canada)
Director: Mike Clattenburg
Budget: 5 million CAD
Box office: 3.869 million USD
Producers: Mike Clattenburg, Barrie Dunn, Michael Volpe
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Alex Lifeson News
SIGNED COPIES OF ALEX LIFESON SHORT STORY AVAILABLE THROUGH COMMUNITY PAPER FUNDRAISER
Alex Lifeson’s new gig as a writer for a local community paper is turning out to be pretty high-profile. In addition to penning a regular column called “The Meaning of Lifeson,” he’s helping drum up money for the paper through a pair of fundraising efforts.
As Lifeson revealed last month, he was approached by his friend Dave Bidini about being part of West End Phoenix, the new Toronto-based paper Bidini started. Published with illustrations by artist Casey McGlinn, “The Meaning of Lifeson” offers dryly humorous observations from the Rush co-founder — like those laid out in the second installment, “Important Considerations for Starting a Rockband.”
In order to help raise money for the Phoenix, Lifeson signed and hand-numbered 100 copies of the paper containing that column, which are now available for purchase through the Rush Backstage Club website for $150. As the Rush Is a Band fan site notes, Lifeson will participate in another Phoenix fundraiser at the end of the month, when he’s scheduled to perform as part of a March 29 benefit show for the paper. Details and ticketing information are available at the Six Shooter Records website.
As Lifeson told the Globe and Mail, his West End Phoenix columns are just one way he’s broken out of his creative mold since Rush went on seemingly permanent hiatus — and he’s appreciated the opportunity. “I was panicking. I thought, “What am I going to do? What can I do that’s going to be funny or different or special in some way?” So, initially I wasn’t sure about it. This is not my field,” he recalled. “It’s fun to put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. If you have a little bit of confidence and you just get out of your own way, these things can happen.”