While the media is obsessed with the ice bucket challenge, everyone ignores musician Jason Becker (who is currently suffering ALS)…

Jason Becker is a shred-guitar virtuoso who is currently suffering of ALS. While the media is obsessed with the Ice Bucket Challenge and trying to raise awareness to the ALS disease, the media ignores musician Jason Becker. I haven’t seen one celebrity or famous musician give a shout-out or some kind of tribute to Jason Becker have you?

Jason was diagnosed with ALS at the early age of 20. Just before he was diagnosed with ALS, Jason joined David Lee Roth’s solo band. In the early days, Jason was given 3 to 5 years to live but Jason fought on… he’s a fighter so he’s still alive. Due to ALS, Jason can’t move his body and lost his ability to speak. Even if he can’t speak, he is still able to communicate with people with a technology system developed by his father. Although, Jason can’t play guitar anymore… he is still making music. He is still making shred instrumentals and releasing albums ’cause he’s probably really good with music theory and stuff like that.

I’m thinking that instead of me dumping ice over my head on video… I would do a tribute video to Jason Becker. I’ll get to work on that today.

Here’s to you, Jason Becker. \m/

Kev

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