"Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet" --Documentary Review
10/11/2013 3:08:35 PM by Greg Watson

"Jason Becker. Does the name ring a bell, fellow shred-heads? I'm sure there are many who are familiar, some who have forgotten and others who have never heard of him. This recap of his career is more for the latter of the group, but those of you who know Becker will enjoy this as well. Recently I caught a documentary about Jason. The film, which bears the same name as this article title, was released in 2012 and chronicles Jason's life from his childhood through the present period of the documentary. I could give every detail from the documentary, but I feel that a brief review is more appropriate.

He was on top of the world and his dreams were about to come to fruition. The future indeed appeared bright for Jason Becker. But during the recording sessions for the new [David Lee] Roth album, Jason's life came to a screeching halt. Mysteriously, Becker began losing his ability to stay upright and balanced, falling over without warning while just trying to walk around. Perhaps most disturbing to Becker though was the loss of dexterity, speed and functionality in his hands. After a few more episodes and the realization that this condition would not simply go away, Becker decided that it was time to seek a medical opinion. Jason's hope was for a diagnosis that would provide answers and allow him to quickly return to the world of music and his life.

The diagnosis that was given to Jason however, left both he and his family bewildered, stunned and full of more questions than the ones they initially had--ALS. Those three letters changed Jason's life forever."

Full Review Link: Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

<< back >>

Anvil Lost Horizon
Opeth The Haunted
Chaingunn Twilight Odyssey
Regurgitate Goatwhore
Machine Head Commit Suicide
Solace Majesty
Mark Boals Ring of Fire
Godflesh Lamb of God
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Widowmaker
Firewind Metallica
Alchemy X The Chainsaw
Curriculum Mortis King Diamond
Evanesce Crystal Eyes
Whitesnake DevilDriver
Brides of Destruction Out of the Lair
Royal Anguish Tesla
Gothic Knights Funerus
Scala Mercalli Jaw
Evanescence downBleed
Cans Disarmonia Mundi
Edge Of Forever Dimmu Borgir
Schenker/ Pattison Summit Acrid
Scorpions Aina
Z02 House of Shakira
Witchburner The Project Hate
Hanzel Und Gretyl Karmakanic
Creed Legion
Kinetic Code Black
Crowbar Emerald Sun
Image The New Breed
Belef Kamelot
Veni Domine Quiet Riot
Hibria Mechanical Poet
Angtoria Diecast
Bleed The Sky Operatika
Callenish Circle Fastkill
Pro-Pain Nightrage
Ivory Knight Disbelief
Defleshed Rudra
Amorphis Maximum Overdrive
Communic Slough Feg
Kult ov Azazel Dynamic Lights
Devil Lee Rot Impaled Nazarene
Iron Maidens Blitzkrieg
Future is Tomorrow Orphaned Land
Monster Magnet Violent Storm
Penetrator The Firstborn
Phantom X Dechrist
Dreamland Ram-Zet
The Classic Struggle Gorefest
Khold Hate
Machina End of Level Boss
Taunusheim Early Man
Southern Black Sand Tandjent
Cardinale Poison
286 Wolves in the Throne Room
Daylight Dies Degree Absolute
Moonspell Phoenix Mourning
Down Factor Bludgeon
The Strongest Proof TK-421
Sun Descends Fragments of Unbecoming
Sahg Skid Row
From the Grave I
Belphegor Rotting Christ
Twinball Panzerchrist
Middian Quest of Aidance
Centinex Handful of Hate
Warmachine Omnium Gatherum
Throne of Katarsis In This Moment
Manticore Lord Belial
Necrophobic The Chronicles of Israfel
Madking Ludwig Mendeed
Pantera Rob Zombie
Aborted Warner Drive
Lipstick Magazine Nation Beyond
Temple Of Blood Ride The Sky
Trivium Pop Evil
Last Stone Cast The Lamp of Thoth
Kiuas Sin
Battleroar Earthen Grave