TORONTO — Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson credits marijuana for helping him write most of the band’s music.
“Maybe just 80 per cent of the time,” Lifeson said in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I find that smoking pot can be a really great creative agent.”
Lifeson said getting high doesn’t necessarily help in the studio. “When … you’re playing, it’s sloppy,” he said.
The musician, who admitted he used Ecstasy in the early ’90s, also spoke about the effects of cocaine.
“Cocaine is the worst, for everything,” said Lifeson. “If you want to feel your heart pounding on your mattress at 7:00 in the morning when the birds are chirping, it’s perfect. It’s awesome.”
Lifeson said drugs once helped him reconnect with his wife Charlene.
“We cranked the music and…
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