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Posted on Aug 25, 2014 06:19 pm
John Mayer just posted a response to Jason Becker's recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, offering a heartfelt guitar tribute to Jason, and an ice-cold bucket to himself.
In the clip you can check out below, John performs Becker's classic track "Air" off the axeman's 1988 effort "Perpetual Burn."
Jason personally responded to the tribute, noting via YouTube: "Holy Cow! John, I am such a huge fan of your music and guitar playing! I can't tell you how much this meant to me! Your version of 'Air' melted me, brother. My parents and I are so moved. Thank you big time!"
Furthermore, Mayer went on to repeat Becker's nominations and call out Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth.
As reported, what clearly made Jason's video special is the fact that he's been battling ALS for the past 20 years, becoming a great source of inspiration with his optimistic spirit and strength. More on the original clip here.