Rush's Alex Lifeson Receives Spirit Of Prog Award

11/15/2013
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(hennemusic) Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson picked up the Spirit Of Prog honors at the 2013 Classic Rock Awards in London Thursday night. Lifeson was on hand to receive the award at the Roundhouse, which was presented by former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman.

"This is a man I truly admire," began Wakeman. "He formed the band in 1968. His wife came up with the band name shortly after they first made love. He was in hospital earlier this afternoon after misunderstanding the instructions on a Dyson ball cleaner," eventually finishing with "this is very well deserved."

"Many thanks to the wonderful folks at Classic Rock," said Lifeson. "I'm wondering if we got a sympathy vote because we're from Toronto. I got a call from the mayor saying he heard they were serving Krak-en here. He's going to be disappointed…" more on this story

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