Contact Us

Jason Becker Documentary Schedules World Premiere

Jason Becker_Not Dead Yet

At the start of the 1990s, young guitarist Jason Becker was riding high, having joined forces with ex-Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth to record what would become Roth’s third full-length solo album, 1991′s ‘A Little Ain’t Enough.’

But around the same time, Becker was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now paralyzed and unable to speak or play guitar, Becker still continues to make new music. His incredible story has been captured in the new documentary ‘Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet,’ which will make its world premiere March 3 in San Jose, California.

Steve Vai, who was replaced by Becker in Roth’s solo band, appears in the documentary. Other notables in ‘Not Dead Yet’ include fellow guitarists Joe Satriani (who has high praise for ‘Perspectives,’ Becker’s first album after losing his motor skills) and Marty Friedman (the onetime Megadeth member who played with Becker in the metal band Cacophony).

Becker is expected to attend the March 3 premiere at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. So are members of his amazingly supportive family. Becker’s father, Gary, is credited with developing an eye-movement system that enables Becker to communicate with others, as well as to create new music.

Best of Q1077

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Q107 VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Q107 VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.