Rush's Alex Lifeson and Crown Lands Jam Together Ahead of Massey Hall Performance

The prog rock duo will take the stage alongside their hero for Andy Kim Christmas this Wednesday

Photo via @crownlandsmusic on Instagram

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Dec 7, 2021

Do we have a future Heritage Minute on our hands? Oshawa prog rock duo Crown Lands recently hit the studio with their guitar hero, Rush's Alex Lifeson — and "some real magic happened."

Lifeson reportedly invited Kevin Comeau and Cody Bowles to join him onstage at the 17th annual Andy Kim Christmas concert this Wednesday (December 8) at Toronto's newly revitalized Massey Hall. The pair will perform two Led Zeppelin covers with the Rush guitarist, one of which will surely be "Stairway to Heaven."

In a very wholesome gesture, the CanRock legend also lent Comeau his double neck guitar to play.

Bowles and Comeau have frequently described their sound as "the White Stripes covering Rush," so you could say this is a pretty big deal for them. Earlier this year, the band released their White Buffalo EP — the follow-up to the duo's 2020 self-titled debut album — and were named breakthrough group of the year at the 2021 Juno Awards.

If you want to bear witness to some of the magic, fear not: some tickets to the star-studded Andy Kim Christmas at Massey Hall tomorrow night are still available here.

See the Instagram photos of Lifeson and Crown Lands rocking double-necked axes in the studio together below.
Comeau recently told Exclaim! about his favourite album of 2021, while Lifeson revealed that "Cherry Lopez Lullaby" was inspired by weed.

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