Alex Lifeson of Rush recently recorded a lengthy dinner conversation with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith for Smith's podcast, In Conversation. You can hear the first part of the multi-part discussion above; the two men talk about Alex's signature Gibson guitar, Rush's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and much more. Listen now, or read an edited transcript at MusicRadar!

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