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Alex Lifeson
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Alex Lifeson

Alexander Zivojinovich (b. August 27, 1953, Fernie, British Columbia), better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician.

The son of Yugoslaviann immigrants, Lifeson was raised in Toronto, Ontario. Lifeson's solo album, Victor, was released in 1996. He plays guitar and composes for the rock group Rush, owns and operates a small consumer product design engineering and manufacturing firm (The Omega Concern), as a gourmet chef is part owner of a 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.

During 2003, he played himself on the Canadian smash hit mockumentary Trailer Park Boys. On New Year's Eve 2003-2004, Lifeson, his son, and his daughter-in-law were arrested at a Naples, Florida hotel. Lifeson, after intervening in an altercation between his son and police, was accused of assaulting a sherrif's deputy in what was described as a drunken brawl.

He has been charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer (punishable up to 5 years per count), and is awaiting trial on May 17, 2004. (A June 10, 2004, article indicates that the trial date is now set for the week of September 13, 2004.)

Alex Lifeson, by the way, is a guitarist.

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Rush
Geddy Lee | Alex Lifeson | Neil Peart | John Rutsey
Studio Albums
Rush | Fly by Night | Caress of Steel | 2112 | A Farewell to Kings | Hemispheres | Permanent Waves | Moving Pictures | Signals | Grace Under Pressure | Power Windows | Hold Your Fire | Presto | Roll the Bones | Counterparts | Test for Echo | Vapor Trails | Feedback
Live albums, Compilations, etc.
All The World's a Stage | Archives | Exit...Stage Left | A Show of Hands | Chronicles | Retrospective I | Retrospective II | Different Stages | | Rush in Rio
Side Project Albums
Victor | My Favorite Headache