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

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

Alex Lifeson 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 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 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. 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 Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.