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Posted on Aug 24, 2014 08:00 pm
Guitar legend Jason Becker recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, thanking everyone for contributing and spreading the word out.
What obviously makes this one different from the other rock stars who did it is the fact that Jason has been battling ALS since the age of 20. At the time when the disease struck, the guitarist had just joined David Lee Roth's band as Steve Vai's replacement.
Throughout the clip, Becker also gives an explanation of the intricate communication system he uses. Made by the guitarist's father, it allowed him not only to communicate, but also write music. Speaking of which, there's a fresh piece sample near the end, make sure to check it out.
Back to the Ice Bucket, Jason performed the challenge in a slightly different manner, calling out Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and John Mayer along the way. Check it all out below.
As reported, Becker recently made an appearance on Marty Friedman's latest album "Inferno," composing a solo for the "Horrors" track. Jason's part was performed by Ewan Dobson and described by Marty as very accurate and authentic to Becker's style.