Alex Lifeson

Canadian musician

Alex Lifeson, OC (born Aleksandar Živojinović; August 27, 1953) is a Canadian musician. He is best known as the guitarist and co-founder for the Canadian rock band Rush. Lifeson has been a member of the band since 1968.

Alex Lifeson
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Alex Lifeson in concert with Rush.
Raleigh, NC (June 20, 2007)
Background information
Birth nameAlexandar Zivojinovich (Aleksandar Živojinović)
Born (1953-08-27) August 27, 1953 (age 66)
Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
GenresHard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, mandolin
Years active1968-present
LabelsMercury, Anthem, Atlantic
Associated actsRush

In Rush, Lifeson plays electric and acoustic guitars. He also plays other instruments including: mandola, mandolin and bouzouki.

Along with his music career, Lifeson is part owner of a Toronto restaurant called "The Orbit Room." He is also a licensed airplane pilot.