Being the guitarist of Rush is a bit of a drag considering you have the best drummer ever and the best bass player ever in your group already. How do you even stand out?
I didn't think of Lifeson, but I did consider Mick Box from Uriah Heep. I love his guitar work.
The Guitar Heroes polls was just something I thought of after a couple of lagers (after kids went to bed), while listening to some amazing guitar solos. It's not a big deal to be included or omitted, I just wanted to spark conversation. So far all the pairings are pretty even, except for the Zakk Wylde one.