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Alex Lifeson

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Alexander Zivojinovich OC (b. August 27, 1953, Fernie, British Columbia), better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of Rush. ( “Zivojinovich” in Serbian means “Son of Life”, therefore becoming “Lifeson”.)

The son of Serbian immigrants, Nenad & Melka Zivojinovich, Lifeson was raised in Toronto, Ontario. Lifeson plays guitar, plays the occasional bass pedals and composes for the rock group Rush. Lifeson’s solo album, Victor, was released in 1996.

Outside of music, he owns and operates a small consumer-products design, engineering, and manufacturing firm The Omega Concern, as a gourmet chef is part owner of the Toronto restaurant The Orbit Room, and is a licensed aircraft pilot and motorcycle operator.

Along with his colleagues Geddy Lee and Neil Peart, Lifeson was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio were the first rock musicians so honoured.

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  • Sanity_Theorist

    Never overplays, never underplays and can use the hell out a guitar's range/tremolo bar. He also easily has the best signature guitar I know of, even if I could never pay the $6,000 for it.

    7 Apr 2014 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth. [12]

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Maah365

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth. [11]

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • HungryGeorgerus

    My favorite guitarist! Bravo, Alex!

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • larissa-wylde

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth. [10]

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Rush is a fucking super band. One of the best bassists, drummers, vocals and this wonderful underrated guitarist.

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • KeIemvor

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth. [9]

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • charlieLaRossa

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth. [8]

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Renato7R7

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth. [7]

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Starknight921

    Both Alex Lifeson and Rik Emmett are doomed to be the most underrated guitar players ever.... it sucks to be a canuck just because of this =/

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TheLe0

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth. [6]

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • gui_eler

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth. [4]

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • rafael_freitas

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth.[3]

    5 Jun 2011 Reply
  • KeIemvor

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth. [2]

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • kato1984

    Underrated guitarist. One of the greatest guitarist on earth.

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • Zeldadaft96

    @dizzymisslizzy, hey at least he's actually ranked, I searched through a lot of lists, he was almost never on any of them. That's the real disgrace.

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Zeldadaft96

    Finally found one list of best guitarists that actually ranks Alex Lifeson (at number 28, above Mark Knopfler and Keith Richards). http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_newguitar.html

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • KeIemvor

    Of course we fans do, but aside of us he doesn't get much recognition and praise.

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Zeldadaft96

    I don't think he is underrated, I rate him very high.

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ArcticBeatles

    Alex Lifeson is the most underrated guitar player in the world [5]

    14 Mar 2011 Reply
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