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  • Ritz-Carlton Settles Lawsuit with Rush Guitarist Lifeson and Son (Justice Served)

    08/23/2008 6:27:49 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 10 replies · 951+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 8-23-08 | AISLING SWIFT
    Ritz-Carlton settles lawsuit with Rush guitarist and son The lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge last week after attorneys for the hotel and Justin Zivojinovich agreed to a confidential settlement By AISLING SWIFT Naples Daily News Justin Zivojinovich Daily News file photo Rush guitarist Alex Zivojinovich, whose stage name is Alex Lifeson, speaks to the media after being released from the Collier County jail in January 2004. Zivojinovich’s shirt is covered with his blood from what he said was a broken nose he suffered during his arrest New Year’s Eve at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. On the left is longtime...
  • Rush Wrestling With Faith On New Album (Peart Lumping Christians In With Islam?)

    09/12/2006 11:51:45 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 116 replies · 2,445+ views
    Billboard Magazine ^ | 9-11-06 | Jonathan Cohen
    Rush Wrestling With Faith On New Album Neil Peart September 11, 2006, 3:50 PM ET Jonathan Cohen, N.Y. Rush has penned eight songs for its next studio album, which should be out in early 2007, according to drummer Neil Peart. The artist tells his lyrics for the as-yet-untitled set were greatly influenced by his motorcycle journeys throughout the United States, chronicled in the new book "Roadshow: Landscape With Drums." Peart says he was struck by the ubiquity of religious billboards that have sprung up on America's highways, which got him thinking about some weighty topics. "Just seeing the power...
  • Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson Breaks Silence on Arrest and Trial (Excellent Statement)

    06/10/2005 10:49:03 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 53 replies · 8,297+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 6-9-05 | Douglas Maher
    Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson Breaks Silence on Arrest and Trial Douglas Maher-All Headline News Staff Reporter June 9,2005 1:47 EST Toronto,Canada (AHN)-The guitarist for the rock trio Rush has responded to the events leading to his arrest on New Years Eve 2003 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Naples,Florida. Lifeson issued the following statement today appearing on "In like a lion, out like a lamb. These words appeared in a Naples Daily News editorial on April 27, describing the outcome of the criminal charges against my family and myself. After fifteen months of living in fear and anxiety, and...
  • Rush Guitarist and Family Want Ritz To Pick Up Tab In Lawsuit (Florida Police Brutality Case)

    06/03/2005 12:55:18 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 22 replies · 1,576+ views
    All Headline News | 6-3-2005 | Douglas Maher
    Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson and Family Want Ritz To Pick Up Tab In Lawsuit Douglas Maher-All Headline News Reporter June 3,2005 3:15 EST Naples,Florida (AHN)-Guitarist for the rock band Rush, Alex Lifeson, his son Justin, and daughter-in-law Michelle filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Ft.Myers, Florida against the Ritz-Carlton, its security director and three sheriff’s deputies stemming from a New Year’s Eve 2003 altercation at the Naples hotel. Alex, Justin and Michelle Zivojinovich allege the defendants violated their civil rights, battered and falsely imprisoned them before their arrests on criminal charges that were either later dropped or...
  • Rush's Lifeson, son spared jail

    04/21/2005 12:37:38 PM PDT · by Salo · 66 replies · 2,329+ views
    Jam Music ^ | 04/21/05 | unknown
    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Rush's Alex Lifeson and his son accepted plea agreements Thursday and will not go to jail for a New Year's Eve 2003 altercation with Collier County sheriff's deputies. Lifeson, whose real surname is Zivojinovich, and his 34-year-old son, Justin, will serve 12 months probation and pay court costs as part of the agreement. The charges against them were reduced to misdemeanors from felonies that could have resulted in the men going to prison. The agreement calls for each to plead to a single misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence. Adjudication is being withheld, meaning there...
  • Trial Delayed For Son of Rush Guitarist

    04/18/2005 4:52:23 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 9 replies · 451+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 4-18-05 | John Henderson
    Trial delayed for son of Rush guitarist By JOHN HENDERSON, April 18, 2005 A resisting-arrest trial for the son of the lead guitarist for the rock group Rush was scheduled to start Monday in Collier Circuit Court, but was delayed until Tuesday, April 19, to give the defense time to argue to have the case dismissed. Naples defense lawyer Michael McDonnell said he will argue today that deputies didn’t make a legal arrest on New Year’s Eve 2003 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Justin Zivojinovich sat in court Monday with his famous father, Alex, known on stage as Alex Lifeson...
  • Rush Guitarist Heads For Trial After NYE Brawl

    03/09/2005 11:46:48 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 70 replies · 2,275+ views
    A trial date has been set for the lead guitarist of the internationally known rock group Rush, who is facing felony charges for an altercation with Collier County deputies at the Ritz-Carlton on New Year's Eve 2004. Alex Zivojinovich, who is accused of pushing a female deputy down a hotel stairwell and spitting his blood on a male officer, is scheduled to stand trial for assault charges on May 16. "I think it's going to trial May 16," said his Naples defense attorney Jerry Berry as he was leaving the courthouse on Wednesday morning. But trial could be avoided if...
  • Criminal Case Against Rush Guitarist Expected To Be Resolved Next Month

    01/05/2005 10:11:44 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 7 replies · 788+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 1-6-05 | John Henderson
    Criminal case against Rush guitarist expected to be resolved next month By JOHN HENDERSON, January 6, 2005 Alex Zivojinovich aka Alex Lifeson Justin Zivojinovich A criminal case involving the lead guitarist for the rock group Rush is expected to be resolved next month. It has been more than a year since Alex Zivojinovich, known on stage as Alex Lifeson, was arrested for scuffling with Collier County sheriff's deputies at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples at a New Year's Eve bash ringing in 2004. He is facing two third-degree felony charges that could carry five-year prison sentences. Lawyers for both sides will...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 741 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Battery Charges Against Rush Guitarist Diminished — But He's Not Off The Hook

    03/22/2004 9:33:26 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 91 replies · 216+ views
    MTV News ^ | 3.22.2004 | Jon Wiederhorn
    A circuit court in Collier County, Florida, has charged Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich), the guitarist for Canadian power trio Rush, with two third-degree felony counts of battery against a law-enforcement officer. The charges stem from a New Year's Eve incident in which Lifeson became enraged after security personnel at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel restaurant in Naples, Florida, prevented Lifeson's son Justin from joining the house band onstage to sing to his wife. Police became involved and Lifeson allegedly elbowed one in the face, pushed a female officer down a staircase, and ripped an officer's radio from his uniform (see "Rush...