World's greatest guitar heroes assemble for mammoth virtual Jason Becker fundraiser

Jason Becker
(Image credit: Ross Pelton)

It has been announced that a collection of the world’s most prolific electric guitar players will join forces throughout March and April to raise money for – and celebrate the music of – iconic guitarist Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for the past 30 years.

Hosted by DragonForce guitar wizard Herman Li, the fundraiser will be composed of three separate parts, including a live fundraiser on Li's Twitch channel, a special store on internet gear retailer and a one-off auction of Becker’s prized guitars.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.