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Guitarist Jason Becker to undergo surgery to drain abscess in his lung

Posted by on March 13, 2019

Jason Becker, most notably known for his work with Marty Friedman (Cacophony) and David Lee Roth, is scheduled to undergo surgery to drain abscess in his lungs on March 21st. For the past 30 years, the guitarist has had an ongoing battle with with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease) but still continues to release music. […]

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Steve Dadaian’s Top 5 most influential guitarists

Posted by on February 1, 2019

Steve Dadaian’s new album Follow the Light came out today (2/1). The fusion guitarist has already shared videos for “Follow the Light,” “Soul Connection” and a guitar playthrough for the song “Red River.” To celebrate Dadaian’s latest effort, we asked him who his top five influential guitarists are.  Check out his list below and order the […]

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Jason Becker speaks out against American Health Care Act

Posted by on June 29, 2017

If you’re not familiar with Jason Becker, you should be. The virtuouso guitarist made records with Marty Friedman (as Cacophony) and played on a David Lee Roth solo album, all before he was 23. Then he was diagnosed with ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He gradually lost the ability to walk or speak, but uses […]

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Shrapnel Records acquired by The Orchard, catalog to be released digitally

Posted by on November 20, 2015

If you are an avid guitar-shredder or at least enjoy the art of that genre, you may know who Shrapnel Records is, but for those who don’t, they’re a instrumental-oriented label established in the early 80’s that has guitar-centric  artists like Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, and many other shredders in their roster. The […]

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Here’s two minutes of Marty Friedman getting hyper

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Even if you’re not a fan of guitar shredders, Marty Friedman’s Prosthetic debut, Inferno, has a little something for everyone. The former Megadeth guitarist turned Japanese superstar crams in songs with vocals from members of Revocation (“Sociopaths”), Children of Bodom (“Lycanthrope”) and Danko Jones (“I Can’t Relax” and “Lycanthrope”). a song with Rodrigo y Gabriela, and […]

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Marty Friedman and Revocation’s Dave Davidson team up for song

Posted by on May 6, 2014

Any guitarist worth their salt knows who Marty Friedman is. While most metal fans might remember him as the guitarist of Megadeth throughout the ’90s when the band were at their commercial peak, he was an extremely well-known shredder via his ’80’s output with Jason Becker in Cacophony before that. Interestingly enough, when he left […]

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We Repeat, Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet!

Posted by on February 9, 2011

Virtuoso guitarist Jason Becker is best known for his work on David Lee Roth’s 1991 album A Little Ain’t Enough, as well as a series of shredding solo albums on Shrapnel Records. But shortly after joining Roth’s band and at the age of 20, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s […]

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