Guitar Player November 2021 Alex Lifeson Rush Eddie Van Halen


NOW IN STOCK 29th October 2021.


In this exclusive Guitar Player interview, Alex Lifeson opens up about the demise of Rush, the death of Neil Peart and how his latest musical exploits have made him more excited than ever about the guitar and music. Alex reveals how Peart’s death left him unable to pick up his guitar for a year, and provides insights into his new Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard. Plus, GP takes the new model out for a test ride!  

This issue also features an exclusive excerpt from the new Eddie Van Halen biography, Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen, by Brad Tolinski and Chris Gill. In it, the authors reveal how Ed hijacked Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” to customize the song for his groundbreaking solo. We also chat with Robben Ford, fingerstyle guru Andy McKee and neoclassical virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen about their latest albums, and Earl Slick reveals stories from his career with David Bowie and John Lennon.

All this plus a lesson in playing chords à la Jimi Hendrix, Phil Collen’s “My Career in Five Songs,” Peter Frampton on how he wrote “Do You Feel Like We Do” and more, including the latest gear reviews

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