Cassandra Szklarski of the Canadian Press reports: The truth behind a brutal skirmish with police that left RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson bloodied and burned has yet to be told, the musician said Wednesday as he vowed to pursue every legal recourse at his disposal.The legendary Canadian rocker says he's appealing a U.S. court decision that last month cleared officers of wrongdoing in the sensational melee that also involved his son at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Fla., on New Year's Eve 2003. Lifeson, whose real name is Alex Zivojinovich, says the ordeal has caused him immeasurable grief. "I didn't sleep for months," Lifeson recalls of the altercation, in which he says he was punched in the face and Tasered several times. "Not more than two hours. I was in total fear. My wife was in a deep depression and that was killing me to see that. She was worried that her husband and her son were going to jail and they were threatening me with 30 years in prison at the time. Like, I'm not the first person that's been beaten up in Florida ... but I can't just not do something. I can't just let it go." Read the entire article from the Canadian Press.
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