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Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet: 3 Music Festival Benefitting The Jason Becker Special Needs Trust Announced

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, August 25, 2014 @ 4:16 PM


Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 7pm, Great American Music Hall

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Friends of Jason Becker announce a very special Benefit Concert to Combat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig's Disease). The Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet: 3 Music Festival will feature live guitar-driven music by extraordinary, internationally-known and iconic Blues, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal musicians Richie Kotzen (WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG), Steve Hunter (ALICE COOPER, LOU REED, DAVID LEE ROTH), Michael Lee Frikins, SPIRAL ARMS and Ben Woods, with special guests in an all-ages-welcome Benefit to End ALS, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 8 pm at the Great American Music Hall. Proceeds will support the Jason Becker Special Needs Trust.

In related news, Jason Becker has posted his ALS Ice Water challenge to his YouTube channel calling out Edward Van Halen, David Lee Roth and John Mayer. The video, which was posted late Saturday afternoon, August 23, 2014, has already be viewed almost 44,000 times in under 24-hours. Check out the video!

In 1990, 20-year old guitarist extraordinaire Jason Becker, after already recording three full-length albums of his own and producing Richie Kotzen’s debut solo album, was selected to play guitar for David Lee Roth - a position previously held by two of the greatest guitarists ever; Steve Vai and Edward Van Halen. Jason went on to record DLR’s third solo album, A Little Ain’t Enough, released in April 1991, was voted Best New Talent by Guitar Magazine by April of the very same year, and was about to begin a world tour that would make him an international guitar superstar when Becker began to feel what he called a "lazy limp" in his left leg. Doctors who soon diagnosed him with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig's Disease) said, not only would never make music again, he wouldn’t live to see his 25th birthday. Over two decades later, now confined to a wheelchair and without the ability to move or speak, Jason – considered by many to be the ‘Stephen Hawking of music’ - is very much alive and making music.

Jason communicates with his family, loved ones and friends thanks to an eye-movement spelling system his father, Gary Becker, invented called Vocal Eyes. For more info about Vocal Eyes, and to access FREE instructions, please visit: http://jasonbeckerguitar.com/eye_communication.html

What: Not Dead Yet 3: Music to End ALS
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109. For General Information Call: (415) 885-0750
When: Saturday, August 30, 2014, Show at 8pm. (Doors at 7pm).
Tickets: General Admission tickets are $26 and VIP tickets, which include dinner and admission, are $50.95.
Order Link: http://www.slimspresents.com/venue_detail/gamh/
Directions: Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Y4WMB

For more info about Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet: 3, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/248467048679540/

For more info about Jason Becker and to purchase his music, please visit www.jasonbecker.com and for more info about, and to purchase the DVD documentary about Jason’s life and ongoing battle with ALS, Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet, or to donate to The Jason Becker Special Needs Trust, please visit www.jasonbeckermovie.com.

Follow Jason Becker on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/jasonelibecker and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jasonelibecker


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