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Old 01-02-04, 08:46 AM
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Alex Lifeson arrested

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,107219,00.html


NAPLES, Fla. The lead guitarist for the rock band Rush (search) faces criminal charges after a New Year's Eve fight with sheriff's deputies.



Alex Zivojinovich, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson (search), was arrested for what deputies described as drunken, violent behavior at the Naples Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Deputies said they used a stun gun on Zivojinovich, 50, who faces six charges that include aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, and disorderly intoxication.

Also arrested were his 33-year-old son Justin Zivojinovich and wife Michelle Zivojinovich, 30.

Justin Zivojinovich said his father, who was still in Collier County jail late Thursday, had his nose broken by deputies.

He also said his father did not throw a female deputy down the stairs, as stated in arrest reports. She tumbled down the stairs as she pushed the guitarist down the stairwell, his son said.

The scuffle began when Justin Zivojinovich refused to leave a stage, according to the arrest report.

Rush's hits include "Tom Sawyer," (search) from the 1981 album "Moving Pictures," "Limelight" and "Spirit of the Radio."


I have been a big Rush fan for 20 years...but what a dumbass!!!
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Wow! At least he wasen't arrested for child porn!



Well this should lead to better album sales because people think he's a badass.
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So, his son's older than his wife? Or is that his wife's son?

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I always thought Neil would be the one to go apeshit on somebody someday.
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Originally posted by wendersfan
So, his wife's older than his son? Or is that his wife's son?
Huh?

I think what you meant to ask was:

"So, his son's older than his wife? Or is that is son's wife?"
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Originally posted by Groucho
Huh?

I think what you meant to ask was:

"So, his son's older than his wife? Or is that is son's wife?"
Yes, and I fixed it, at exactly the same time you responded to me, dammit.
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Ha Ha full page article with mug shots:

http://www.naplesnews.com/npdn/news/...547066,00.html

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Wow! Rock stars need to chill out in Florida. Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden got arrested for flipping out in a parking lot last year.
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Wow, I sure as hell didn't expect to wake up and see this greet me when I turned on my computer. 2004 is already off to a running start in the strange news stories category. Strap yourself in people.
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Originally posted by Groucho
"So, his son's older than his wife? Or is that is son's wife?"
That's his son's wife:

Justin said, "I was ready to leave. I was asked to leave, and I said, 'OK, I'm going to go. I'll grab my wife and be out of there.'"

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They zapped Alex with a stun gun. I have the scene from Me, Myself and Irene going through my head where Hank gets zapped by a stun gun; I wonder if the same thing happened to Alex.

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Damn! Big Al went balistic. Him and Geddy are so timid at meet and greets...good thing I didn't ask him if he was forseeing the future when the wrote "I think I'm going Bald" Big Al might have laid the smack down on my candy ass.

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http://nbc-2.com/

Video of Alex being released with Dried blood on his shirt.
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Originally posted by Lateralus
http://nbc-2.com/

Video of Alex being released with Dried blood on his shirt.
Brutal!
Old 01-03-04, 04:39 PM
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I hope this won't ruin Conan's plans to have Rush break up and get back together on his show when he goes to Canada.
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Originally posted by Giantrobo
Wow! Rock stars need to chill out in Florida. Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden got arrested for flipping out in a parking lot last year.
The McBrain arrest happened in N.Y. He wasn't being let into the reserved parking area(or somthing of the sort) by a security guard who didn't know who he was, so he got very upset, and decided to give the guy a little nudge with a rented Jag. Not such a nice thing to do I must say, and seems a bit out of Nicko's character. He's such a funny happy go lucky kind of guy. Much like Alex.

This incident with Alex shocks me. I don't know what to say. This is something I would never imagine him doing. I can't beleave them no good bastards broke his nose.
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Originally posted by raiders757
The McBrain arrest happened in N.Y. He wasn't being let into the reserved parking area(or somthing of the sort) by a security guard who didn't know who he was, so he got very upset, and decided to give the guy a little nudge with a rented Jag. Not such a nice thing to do I must say, and seems a bit out of Nicko's character. He's such a funny happy go lucky kind of guy. Much like Alex.

This incident with Alex shocks me. I don't know what to say. This is something I would never imagine him doing. I can't beleave them no good bastards broke his nose.


hmmm, ok. Well, Nicko and his wife LIVE in Florida.
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LOL you don't mess with the cops in Naples. They are BORED. They have NOTHING to do! There is such little crime in Naples that about all they have to do is pull people over and deal with domestic disputes. You pick a fight with a cop in Naples, its all over heh.
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Originally posted by Giantrobo
hmmm, ok. Well, Nicko and his wife LIVE in Florida.
Yep....


Yes indeed they do, so it must be something in that Florida air after all. I was thinking you thought the Nicko incident happened in Florida also. I'm guessing that Alex lives there as well, at least part time, because thay had an address posted in the article.


Deputies say they had to use a stun gun on Alex Zivojinovich, 8787 Bay Colony Drive, Apt. 804 in Naples, and his son during the fracas.
Lets' go pay him a visit!
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Originally posted by raiders757
Yep....


Yes indeed they do, so it must be something in that Florida air after all. I was thinking you thought the Nicko incident happened in Florida also. I'm guessing that Alex lives there as well, at least part time, because thay had an address posted in the article.




Lets' go pay him a visit!
Tax benefits.

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I'm not understanding why the charges against his son aren't as serious as against Alex. He did after all start the whole thing and had to be tasered for resisting.
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Alex should have kept smoking.
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Originally posted by Scot1458
Alex should have kept smoking.
That might have had something to do with it!
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Whew!

Rush guitarist, son enter pleas to reduced charges: "The lead guitarist for the rock group Rush and his son accepted plea agreements on Thursday morning in which they will serve no jail time on charges related to a New Year's Eve 2003 altercation with Collier County Sheriff's deputies. Alex Zivojinovich, known on stage as Alex Lifeson, and his son Justin, will serve 12 months probation and pay court costs as part of the agreement. The state made the offer a day after a judge reduced the third-degree felony charge that Justin was facing down to a misdemeanor charge. The felony could have resulted in him serving five years in prison. The agreement calls for Alex and Justin to plead no contest to a single misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence. Adjudication is being withheld, meaning there will not be a formal conviction on their records if probation is successfully completed..." - Naples Florida News, Apr. 21, 2005

Whew! Now to start working on the new album!

http://web.naplesnews.com/05/04/graphics/21letter99.JPG
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Good news for Alex. I was wondering if I should've gone there as a sign of solidarity against the forces opposing rock and roll.

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