Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson reveals two brand new songs

Alex Lifesson
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Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has premiered two brand new pieces of music on his website, the first new music from either remaining member of Rush since Neil Peart's tragic death in 2020.

Kabul Blues and Spy House were recorded with former Coney Hatch bass player Andy Curran and, on Spy House, drummer David Quinton Steinberg. Lifeson is credited with playing "everything else" on both tracks. Both songs feature in a video, Alex Lifeson and Gibson - A 50 Year Ride, which you can watch in full below.

Both songs are instrumental pieces, although the Zeppelin-esque Kabul Blues does feature some vocal effects. Spy House is a more involved piece, reflecting the more progressive atmospherics of latter day Rush. Both pieces can be heard in full on Lifeson's website.

The music appeared as Lifeson announced the new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess Electric Guitar, created by Alex Lifeson and the luthiers at Epiphone in Nashville, USA.

“The introduction of the Epiphone Alex Lifeson Axcess model based on my Gibson Les Paul Axcess model has all the same attributes and characteristics that I desired so much when we originally designed it,” says Lifeson. “The look, the sound, the playability and the utility – it’s all there for the player at any level. I’m very proud of this guitar.” 

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.