Jason Becker

Jason Becker

Jason Eli 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 Becker began doing solo work, having released his first album Perpetual Burn in 1988. He later joined David Lee Roth's band and recorded one album with him. However, Becker's success was hampered by his then-diagnosed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and he was given three to five years to live. In 1996, Becker eventually lost the ability to speak and now communicates with his eyes via a system developed by his father. Despite his disability, he continues composing by using a computer and has since released Collection, a "best of" album of his favorite songs and three new songs.

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Jason Becker - Discography
... David Lee Roth A Little Ain't Enough (1991) Joe Becker Short Stories (2005) Other works Richie Kotzen (1989, producer) Compilations Guitar Masters, 1989, Roadrunner Records Metal Guitars - High Voltage Instrumentals,1. 2, 2009, Shrapnel Tribute Warmth in Wilderness Tribute to Jason Becker, 2001, Lion Music Warmth in Wilderness 2 Tribute Jason Becker, 2002, Lion Music Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet! (Live in Haarlem), 2012 ...