Report: RUSH Guitarist Unlikely To Walk Away With A Slap On The Wrist

In the Jan. 25 edition of the Florida newspaper Naples Daily News, writer Brent Batten examines the seriousness of the charges facing RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich), who was arrested New Year's Eve for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, among other offenses.

"Even if the Zivojinovich defense team, led by attorney Jerry Berry, is able to keep its client out of jail, there are still ramifications for the band and its followers," he writes. "Any felony conviction could jeopardize the tour scheduled for this year. In the post 9-11 world, the United States isn't keen on letting foreign criminals into the country. While he owns a home in Naples, Zivojinovich is Canadian.

"The reality of the situation serves as a cold slap in the face to area RUSH fans confident a rich rock icon with a clean record and top-notch defense lawyers would get off with a light sentence, possibly in the form of a community service concert in our own back yard." [Read more]

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