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Guitar Virtuoso JASON BECKER Creates New Music

October 4th, 2016


Jason Becker is one of the world’s most precious talents and true warriors. Becker has written a full album of amazing music to be performed and recorded by many of his peers. This album will comprise of a few compositions that have been waiting for this moment to be recorded, to many new pieces recently written – To accomplish this, he needs your support! Be a part of this album!

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Becker is giving out some the most kick-ass perks from T-shirts, signed CD’s, a signed guitar from Joe Bonamassa, to your name credited on the album.

Becker is considered a virtuoso guitarist and one of the top players of his time. He studied the works of violinist Niccolò Paganini and rearranged Paganini’s 5th Caprice, which Becker then performed this masterpiece during an instructional guitar video. Becker’s compositions often include high speed scalar and arpeggio passages—trademarks of his ‘shred’ style of guitar playing.

Jason Becker began his career as a Shrapnel recording artist by joining forces with guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman to form seminal progressive metal pioneers, “Cacophony.” Amassing worldwide acclaim as a guitar virtuoso, Becker came to the attention of David Lee Roth who he later joined and recorded one album with him, A Little Ain’t Enough. Becker’s performing career was cut short by Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 1996, Becker lost the ability to speak, and he now communicates with his eyes via a system developed by his father.

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‘Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet’ Film To Premiere At CINEQUEST Festival

January 30th, 2012
'Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet'

'Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet'

The world premiere of the documentary film “Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet”, will take place at the Cinequest film festival on Saturday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in San Jose, California at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. Jason will be there, along with his family and friends. Tickets will be available from the Cinequest web site from Wednesday, February 1.


Tickets are very limited and they expect the screening to sell out fast, so book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the premiere of Jason’s film with him and his family.


Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Saturday, March 3, 2012
6:30 p.m
San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113
For more information, go to this location.


Jason Becker, a onetime guitar prodigy first known as part of the metal duo CACOPHONY, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at age 20, shortly after joining David Lee Roth’s band for the gold-selling 1991 album “A Little Ain’t Enough”. Although the disease robbed him of his ability to play guitar — and eventually left him both paralyzed and unable to speak — Becker continues to compose music with the help of computers, collaborators, and a system of communication using eye movements that was devised by his father Gary.


Even after his once prodigious axe skills left him, Jason’s music continued to earn the respect of his peers. Not Dead Yet headliner Joe Satriani called 2001’s “Perspectives” — Jason’s first recorded work after losing his motor functions (originally self-released in 1996) — “a triumphantly powerful and beautiful album.” Fellow virtuosos joined the chorus of praise, including Steve Vai, who said, “Jason has discovered a brilliant source of inspiration within himself. His deep soul searching has resulted in a body of music that reveals courage and insight and is deeply moving.”


Jason’s original partner in CACOPHONY, Marty Friedman added, “To call Jason a genius is an understatement. He doesn’t cater to trend, target audiences, marketing gimmicks or anything like that. He plays out the emotions from his heart and makes real music that is a salute to the human spirit. Jason is a prodigy and on ‘Perspectives’ he realizes his miraculous potential.”


Jason’s most recent album, 2008’s “Collection”, is a mix of old recordings and new compositions, with guest guitar work from Satriani, Vai, Friedman, Michael Lee Firkins, and Greg Howe.


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Jason Becker

December 9th, 2008

Jason Becker


Interviewed by Celtic Bob

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Marty Friedman with Area 54

April 10th, 2007

Area 54 / Marty Friedman
The Underworld, Camden, London, England

2nd April 2007

Review and pics by HannTu


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