Lifeson plays electric and acoustic guitars, as well as other string instruments such as mandola, mandolin, and bouzouki. He also performs backing vocals in live performances, and occasionally plays keyboards and bass pedal synthesizers.
Lifeson, along with bandmates Geddy Lee and Neil Peart, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on 9 May 1996. The trio was the first rock band to receive such an honor as a group.
In Alex's honor, Here are some of my favorite "Lifeson Licks"