Alex Lifeson’s Envy of None Album Will Include Neil Peart Tribute

Alex Lifeson’s Envy of None Album Will Include Neil Peart Tribute

Alex Lifeson’s Envy of None Album Will Include Neil Peart Tribute

Alex Lifeson will shut out his upcoming Envy of None album with a “extremely emotive” track honoring his former Rush bandmate, Neil Peart.

“Western Sunset” is the ultimate monitor on Envy of None, due out April 8 through Kscope. Lifeson stated the track won’t solely pay tribute to his buddy and legendary drummer, however it would unify an eclectic report that comes with parts of various, experimental and synth-rock.

Peart died on Jan. 7, 2020 after a three-year battle with mind most cancers. The drummer by no means went public along with his prognosis and swore his bandmates to secrecy, breaking the information to them through electronic mail. “He principally blurted it out,” Geddy Lee recalled. “‘I’ve a mind tumor. I’m not joking.'” Upon seeing the message whereas on the golf course, Lifeson stated he “began crying proper there.” The musicians vowed at that time to spend as a lot time with Peart as attainable.

Lifeson expressed gratitude that he was in a position to spend time along with his bandmate of 52 years in his final days. “I visited Neil when he was unwell,” he stated in a press release. “I used to be on his balcony watching the sundown and located inspiration. There’s a finality a couple of sundown that kinda stayed with me all through the entire course of. It had that means. It was the right temper to decompress in any case these totally different textures … a pleasant approach to shut the ebook.”

The guitarist put collectively his new band with Coney Hatch founding bassist Andy Curran, singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne and producer and engineer Alfio Annibalini. The group launched the evocative, industrial single “Liar” this week.

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Lifeson informed Eddie Trunk final yr that there was “no approach Rush will ever exist once more, as a result of Neil’s not right here to be part of it,” and dominated out taking part in with Lee underneath the Rush identify. “That’s to not say that we are able to’t do different issues, and we are able to’t do issues that profit our communities and all of that,” he added. “I’ve plenty of plans for that form of factor that don’t essentially embody Geddy.”

Envy of None is now obtainable to preorder and might be launched in a number of totally different codecs, together with digital, vinyl and CD.

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