I thought I’d post a quick link to a Florida NBC station’s website which features some raw video footage of Alex Lifeson as he is released on bail following his arrest New Year’s Eve. Watching the video, something seems very odd – Lifeson is his usual calm, collected self, with no signs of the violent behavior that was noted the night before.
I don’t want to get biased because this is my favorite band, but something is very odd here. Why did police need to use a stun gun to subdue Lifeson? What exactly was his son doing that police needed to act so aggressively that Alex would feel the need to jump in. This is not a “typical” rock star here. No one in Rush has ever been known to have any run-ins with the law before, so this makes this a very odd incident indeed. And when you see some of the pictures of Alex after the incident, it looks like it was a lot more violent towards him than he could have been to the police. I urge you to watch the video – seeing Lifeson after the incident, acting as calm and cool as he does, something seems very odd – very wrong – with this whole situation.
I’ll be keeping an eye on this situation, of course. I can’t imagine how this will turn out, but I can only hope that it’s for the best, and that Rush’s 30th anniversary tour this year is not jeopardized because of it. I’m sure all Rush fans feel the same way.
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