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Rush’s Alex Lifeson is self-quarantining to help prevent coronavirus spread

Alex Lifeson
Alex Lifeson (Image credit: D. Dipasupil/FilmMagic - Getty)

Alex Lifeson (opens in new tab) has checked in to say that after a recent family holiday, he’s self-quarantining for two weeks to help prevent the risk of spreading coronavirus.

The Rush (opens in new tab) guitarist has even asked for film and programme recommendations while he’s in lockdown – and his call has been answered with fans submitting hundreds of suggestions.

Lifeson says: “Just returned from spring break with my grandkids. We are all self quarantining for 14 days. All travellers should. Looking forward to getting caught up on Netflix! Send your top viewing suggestions.”

Some have jokingly recommended he watch the Rush documentary Beyond The Lighted Stage, while others have praised the guitarist’s actions in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 continues to chaos across the music industry, with tours and festivals cancelled (opens in new tab) as the flu-like virus continues to spread. Some countries and US states have set recommended limits on the number of people who can gather together, while other countries have gone into lockdown amid the pandemic.


Keep up to date with all the latest news on tour and show postponements and cancellations due to coronavirus on Louder’s dedicated hub page (opens in new tab). This will be updated regularly with news as we get it.

The World Health Organisation have posted public advice in light of the spread of the virus which covers basic protective measures.

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.