Alex Lifeson Quotes

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Alex Lifeson Quotes

Rock music seems to be very fragmented these days, I cant say that I ever really hear anything that just knocks me over.
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I think that's given inspiration to other musicians. I know, particularly through the 90s, a lot of bands would cite Rush as an influence. I don't think it was so much our music, but more the way we really stuck to our guns.

— Alex Lifeson

One doesn't want to feel too contented; you have to feel challenged by the music.

— Alex Lifeson

I'm not that fluid when it comes to scales and modes. I just pick up the guitar and play. It's all about exploration: just tune the guitar any way you want and start playing.

— Alex Lifeson

At the same time, I've never been afraid of death or the concept of death.

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If there was any one achievement, it would be that we've have done it on our own terms.

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I think we're quite unique in that we do have our own sound and approach and we don't really care what's going on elsewhere ... we've never wanted to be part of another trend or movement.

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I mean, you go to the internet and you can see all these conversations and arguments that our fans have about our music and that's wonderful to know, that people would take the time to be that involved.

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We've managed to have a long career that is still quite vibrant, yet we've never had to kow-tow to record companies who said we weren't commercial enough.

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With solos, I don't like to be too prepared going in - I like to surprise myself.

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I think the whole '2112' album took somewhere around a week to do.

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Bryan Adams might not be what I want to put on, but he's a pop singer with a great voice and great guitar tone. Plus, he's done more for Canada than Rush have, because he works all the time. I envy him for that.

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I don't know how many times I heard older people, and not just parents but just older people, say, 'Oh, my God. Your generation is just totally nuts. You have no sense of what it was really like, when it was great.' And every generation has that same feeling, you know?

— Alex Lifeson

I dreamed of having a Gibson. I had a cheap Kent - you know, a Japanese guitar - and then a Kanora, a Japanese guitar. I borrowed a friend's Harmony for years. To have a Gibson was really, really my dream as a kid.

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It used to be that you made an album and then you went on the road to promote that album, hoping for good record sales. Well, good record sales basically don't exist any more, and the emphasis has been more on the live show.

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It's hard to stop wars, and it's hard to stop the abuse of the planet and all of those things. I guess you just do what you can do and voice your concern.

— Alex Lifeson

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