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Dave England
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Alex Lifeson
Neil Peart is constantly mentioned on top 10 drummers of all time lists and I think he doesnt even deserve a spot in the top 25...yet no one ever seems to talk about Alex Lifeson.

sup with dat?!?


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Alex Lifeson
Agree. In fact all three members are worthy of mention as one of the best of their profession.


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Dandy Lion
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re: Alex Lifeson
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Alex Lifeson

I think he's the very last in that Rolling Stone greatest guitarrists of all time list.


14&Counting
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re: Alex Lifeson
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I think he's the very last in that Rolling Stone greatest guitarrists of all time list.


Rolling Stone never gave these guys the respect they deserved.


Dandy Lion
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Rolling Stone never gave these guys the respect they deserved.

There are some guitarists not fit to tie his boots, ahead of him on that list (I'm not a Rush or Lifeson fan, BTW).


TouchedTheAxeIn82
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re: Alex Lifeson
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There are some guitarists not fit to tie his boots, ahead of him on that list (I'm not a Rush or Lifeson fan, BTW).

Yup, you don't even have to be a fan of a particular musician to pick apart a typical garbage Rolling Stone list and the bizarre high placement of mediocre musicians who meet their definition of cool or whatever lame criteria they're using.


randybobandy
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re: Alex Lifeson
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I think he doesnt even deserve a spot in the top 25...


Recent head injury or just born ignunt? :rimshot:


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mdomingue
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re: Alex Lifeson
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Neil Peart is constantly mentioned on top 10 drummers of all time lists and I think he doesnt even deserve a spot in the top 25


Kinda hard to take anything else you say seriously. But I will agree that Alex Lifeson is under appreciated. It was his misfortune to be a fantastic musician in a band with two others who would go down as legendary.

What a band Rush was.


lpgreat1
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re: Alex Lifeson
Rolling Stone infamously ignored the contributions of 70s and 80s rock acts, until they became necessary to continue profiting off of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies/inductions every year (The founder of Rolling Stone is also the founder of the RnRHoF).

The idea that bands like Rush, Journey and Def Leppard, among others, whose songs are known by people spanning the ages of 10 to 70 in 2019, have just recently been acknowledged by those entities just enforces the notion that they are a sham organization.

To them, if you can't somehow be tied to Bob Dylan, you're insignificant and untalented.



mdomingue
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re: Alex Lifeson
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Yup, you don't even have to be a fan of a particular musician to pick apart a typical garbage Rolling Stone list and the bizarre high placement of mediocre musicians who meet their definition of cool or whatever lame criteria they're using.

Rolling stone lists suffer from recency bias and genre biases based on the panelists they use to derive the lists. Johnny Ramone is # 28 on a Rolling Stones list I saw or the 100 greatest guitarist., Ahead of Lifeson (#98) but also ahead of people like Slash, Muddy Waters, Joe Walsh, Ritchie Blackmore, Mark Knoffler, etc.

I apologize if you like the Ramones but musicianship was not their calling card. For full disclosure, I’m not a fan of theirs.
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re: Alex Lifeson
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The idea that bands like Rush, Journey and Def Leppard

Whoah now. Don't throw Journey in the same sentence as Rush.

But yeah, if you think about the sound, it's hard to imagine a 3 piece outfit.


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Dandy Lion
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re: Alex Lifeson
One of the Beastie Boys is listed above him.


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lsuin92
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re: Alex Lifeson
quote:

Neil Peart is constantly mentioned on top 10 drummers of all time lists and I think he doesnt even deserve a spot in the top 25




Saint Alfonzo
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re: Alex Lifeson
I think it's out of print now but Lifeson's solo record Victor is a great album.


AlxTgr
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re: Alex Lifeson
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Joey Ramone is # 28 on a Rolling Stones list I saw or the 100 greatest guitarist
Joey?


mdomingue
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re: Alex Lifeson
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quote:

Joey Ramone is # 28 on a Rolling Stones list I saw or the 100 greatest guitarist

Joey?


Johnny, will correct. It’s rough getting old, man.


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Blackfield
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re: Alex Lifeson
LINK

Great song from his solo album


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dukke v
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re: Alex Lifeson
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Neil Peart is constantly mentioned on top 10 drummers of all time lists and I think he doesnt even deserve a spot in the top 25...



Can't fix stupid.............



quote:

yet no one ever seems to talk about Alex Lifeson. sup with dat?!?



A great guitar player.............


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rileytiger
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re: Alex Lifeson
I agree Alex should be included in the list of top 10 to 15 rock guitarist. I don't understand the comment Neal Peart. He is definitely top 5 if not #1 in my book.


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LSU alum wannabe
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: Alex Lifeson
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This speech may have something to do with it?

Was he always a dick? I watched this ceremony and speech and thought it was a dick move. I get it that he may have been saying FU to the HOF. But a bunch of your fans were in the stands. Maybe many made a trip to fricking Cleveland. At least say a few words. Even super aloof Peart used his big boy words and gave a speech.

People want to love and kiss your ass. At least thank the fans.


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