Rush’s Alex Lifeson Shares New Singles ‘Kabul Blues’ & ‘Spy House’

The tracks mark the first new music from Lifeson in nearly a decade.

By Scott Bernstein Jun 16, 2021 7:27 am PDT

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson released the singles “Kabul Blues” and “Spy House,” marking his first new music since Rush’s Clockwork Angels album came out in 2012. Lifeson issued the tracks to celebrate the new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess electric guitar which he created in collaboration with Gibson.

Alex penned both songs which are available for streaming on his website. “Kabul Blues” features bassist Andy Curran and Lifeson on all other instruments. Curran also played bass on “Spy House” with David Quinton Steinberg on drums. Both tracks are instrumentals.


Lifeson has a long history with Gibson that dates back 50 years. Alex worked hand in hand with luthiers at Epiphone in Nashville to design the new axe. “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,” said the Rush guitarist. “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.”

Watch “Alex Lifeson & Gibson – A 50 Year Ride” featuring home video of the guitarist as a child, live performance footage, a look at the new guitar and more:

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