Jason Becker is to many guitarists, including me, one of the greatest guitar players to have emerged from the 80s guitar metal scene. Sadly Jason was diagnosed with ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also know as MND and Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and was given three years to live. He has defied the odds and is still writing music today with his ingenious eye-cordinated alphabet for communicating with his father. This movie is a must see for anyone looking for inspiration!
Official Website: http://www.jasonbeckermovie.com
“‘Perpetual Burn: The Story of Jason Becker’ has launched on the independent film fundraising site, IndieGoGo. This is fundraising for the 21st century independent film. Not too long ago, fundraisers were held in bars, conventions halls and restaurants but today they take place online and allow for people to get involved all over the world.“
Donation site: http://www.indiegogo.com/jasonbeckermovie
“‘Perpetual Burn: The Story of Jason Becker’ will be a feature length documentary film and will feature interviews with Jason, his family and friends, and many of the amazing musicians he’s worked with over the years. There will be plenty of great Jason Becker performance footage from Cacophony through to his solo work, as well as tons of unseen footage and unreleased music from the Becker archives.“
Jason’s biography “Jason Becker (born July 22, 1969) is an American neo-classical metal guitarist and composer. At the age of 16, he became part of the Mike Varney-produced duo Cacophony with his friend Marty Friedman. They released ‘Speed Metal Symphony’ in 1987 and ‘Go Off!’ in 1988. Cacophony broke up in 1989 and Jason began doing solo work, having released his first album ‘Perpetual Burn’ in 1998 and recording two songs with Marty Friedman on Freidman’s solo album, ‘Dragon’s Kiss’. He later joined David Lee Roth’s band and recorded one album with him, ‘A Little Ain’t Enough’.” …Read More
Perpetual Burn – Jason Becker
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The Perpetual Burn: The Story of Jason Becker fundraising campaign has successfully raised $26,136 of the original $20,000 GOAL!!!
Thank you to all that have donated and helped fund this great project.
Jason Becker’s “Not Dead Yet” Festival
Jason Becker’s “Not Dead Yet” Festival is to be held on 26th March 2011. Guitar greats including Joe Satriani, Michael Lee Firkins, Steve Lukather, Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore, Marty Friedman, Greg Howe, Jeff Watson will all be performing at the festival!
Tickets are on sale now at: http://www.slimstickets.com/events. Proceeds raised from the festival will be donated to fund medical supplies for Jason as well as a trust fund to provide for his future security.