As co-member of Cacophony, with Marty Friedman, Becker defined the liquid-smooth, super-complex playing style that characterized the Los Angeles guitarists of the decade. After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease in the early Nineties, Becker has continued to play and compose.
Marty Friedman is streaming another track from his new album, Inferno, which was released May 27 through Prosthetic Records. You can check out "Horrors" — Friedman's collaboration with this former Cacophony bandmate Jason Becker — below.
Below, check out a new demo video (posted May 8) of the Seymour Duncan Jason Becker Signature Humbucker. The pickup uses an Alnico 5 bar magnet and a hotter-than-vintage wind to provide all the clarity and dynamic punch that Becker's incredible chops demand.
Shortly after hooking up with Roth, Jason Becker was given the grim diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and given only three to five years to live. Although the disease would eventually take away his ability to play guitar, walk and even speak, Becker’s spirit and determination has enabled him to continue living and composing amazing music.