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Alex Lifeson


Alex Lifeson is best known as the broadly-skilled guitarist for the rock group Rush, which also features drummer Neil Peart and bassist Geddy Lee. Rush is the most successful Canadian music group in history, and is the third most prolific seller of consecutive (American) Gold and Platinum Records and videos, behind only the Beatles and the Rolling... See full bio »

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Known For

Andromeda
Andromeda Music Department
(2004)
I Love You, Man
I Love You, Man Himself - Rush
(2009)
High Fidelity
High Fidelity Soundtrack
(2000)
Adventureland
Adventureland Soundtrack
(2009)

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 2016 The Infiltrator (writer: "TOM SAWYER")
 2015 Togetherness (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Insanity (2015) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2014 Scott Ian: Swearing Words in Glasgow (writer: "Anthem")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jake Gyllenhaal/Paul Reubens/She & Him (2014) ... (music: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2014 The Bridge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lamia (2014) ... (writer: "The Spirit of Radio" - uncredited)
 2014 The Comix Scrutinizer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. A #1 (2014) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" (Blip TV version only))
 2013 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2013) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - as Alex Zivojinovich)
 2012 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Why Can't We Be Friends? (2012) ... (writer: "2112 Overture")
  Transporter: The Series (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2012) (writer - 3 episodes, 2012)
- Trojan Horsepower (2012) ... (writer: "Working Man")
- Dead Drop (2012) ... ("Working Man")
- The Switch (2012) ... ("Working Man")
- Harvest (2012) ... (writer: "Working Man")
- The General's Daughter (2012) ... (writer: "Working Man")
 2012 The Lords of Salem (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "Limelight")
 2012 Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (Documentary) (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - as Alex Zivojinovich)
 2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Progressive Metal (2012) ... (writer: "2112", "The Necromancer", "The Spirit Of Radio", "BU2B")
 2011/I The Double (performer: "Don't Look Back") / (writer: "Don't Look Back")
 2011 Hunky Dory (writer: "A Passage To Bangkok")
 2011 Goon (writer: "Working Man")
 2010 Score: A Hockey Musical (writer: "Time Stand Still")
 2010 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Man from the Other Side (2010) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2009 Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "The Spirit of Radio (Live, 2008)")
 2009 This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Closer to the Heart")
 2009 I Love You, Man (writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight")
 2009 Fanboys (writer: "Limelight", "Tom Sawyer")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Limelight")
 2008 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer (2008) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2008 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mamonas Assassinas (2008) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2008 Adventures of Power (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 Halloween (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Walk Like a Man (2007) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2007 White Noise 2: The Light (writer: "The Spirit of Radio" - as Lifeson)
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 2006 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chick Cancer (2006) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2006 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
 2005 Rush: R30 (Video documentary) (performer: "Bittersweet Bundle of Misery") / (writer: "Tom Sawyer", "Working Man", "Finding My Way", "Bittersweet Bundle of Misery", "Bastille Day", "Anthem", "A Passage to Bangkok", "Cygnus X-1", "Hemispheres", "The Spirit of Radio", "Force Ten", "Animate", "Subdivisions", "Earthshine", "Red Barchetta", "Roll the Bones", "Dreamline", "Between the Wheels", "Mystic Rhythms")
 2002 Futurama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anthology of Interest II (2002) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
  Andromeda (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Star-Crossed (2001) ... (performer: "Main Title (March of the High Guard)") / (writer: "March of the High Guard")
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "The Temple Of Syrinx", "The Spit Of Radio")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... (writer: "Tom Sawyer" - uncredited)
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "Jacob's Ladder" - as Alex Zivojinovich)
 1998 The Waterboy (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 1998 SLC Punk! (writer: "The Trees" - as Lifeson)
 1998 Whatever (writer: "Tom Sawyer")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Plastic Surgin' (1994) ... (writer: "Stick It Out")
 1982 Future War 198X (writer: "Witch Hunt" - uncredited)
 1980 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 March 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "The Spirit of Radio")
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Other Works:

Guitar player for the band Rush. See more »


Alternate Names:

Lifeson | Rush | Alex Zivojinovich

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

For the first few weeks of rehearsal, we tend to sound like a really, really bad Rush tribute band. See more »

Trivia:

Alex, along with fellow members of Rush Geddy Lee and Neil Peart, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013. His acceptance speech consisted of a made-up language with only one word, "Blah", that told the story of their wait to become inductees. See more »

Trademark:

Gibson Guitars See more »

Nickname:

Big Al See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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