HOME SCHOOLED: Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria on Why He's Social Distancing

The band’s new album arrives May 15

Asking Alexandria are set for a monster 2020, releasing their new album, Like a House on Fire, on May 15 with plans for a tour around the world. But even the mightiest Rock bands are staying inside and staying healthy right now, as the world practices social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.

In the exclusive “Home Schooled” video above, guitarist Ben Bruce tells us why it’s important to take precautions, even if you’re not afraid of the flu.

“Firstly, I do want to express the importance of social distancing and self-quarantining,” says Bruce. “I hear a lot of people talk about how they’re not afraid of the flu, they’re not afraid of the virus, they’re young, they’re healthy, they’ll be fine. To be completely honest with you I’m not afraid of it either. I’m not afraid of the virus. I’m not afraid of contracting it. I don’t want to contract it and get it – cause I think that would suck. But I’m not afraid of it,” he emphasizes. “What I am afraid of is carrying it, not knowing I have it, and passing it along to someone else who maybe isn’t as healthy as me.”

Bruce is staying home, spending time with his family, switching from his outdoor floral-patterned chair to his inside floral-patterned chair, but also keeping six feet between himself and others.

“We will be seeing you on the road soon,” he adds. “Wash your hands, take care of yourself, stay in your flowery chairs.”

For more on what Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria has learned at home, check out the full video above.

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