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Jason Becker

Jason Becker

Real/full name:
Jason Eli Becker
47 (born Jul 22nd, 1969)
Place of origin:
United States (Richmond, California)


Jason was born and raised in the city of Richmond, California by his parents, Gary and Pat Becker. He was born on 23rd Street in Richmond Hospital in 1969. He graduated from Kennedy High School where he performed Malmsteen's "Black Star" with his band at a talent show. In high school, Becker met his friend Marty Friedman. He was exposed to the guitar at an early age because both his father and ...


At the age of 20, he joined David Lee Roth's band. While recording the A Little Ain't Enough album in 1989, he managed to win the coveted Best New Guitarist award from Guitar Magazine in the process.

Preparing for the subsequent tour, Becker began to feel what he called a "lazy limp" on his left leg. He was soon diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and given ...

Jason Becker

Guitars, Bass (1988-present)

1988 Perpetual Burn Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
1996 Perspective Guitars, Bass
1999 The Raspberry Jams Bass, Keyboards, Guitars, Drum programming, Vocals
2002 The Blackberry Jams Guitars, Bass
2007 The Legendary Guitar of Jason Becker (Video) Guitars


Guitars (lead) (1986-1989)

1987 Speed Metal Symphony Guitars
1988 Go Off! Guitars
1989 Modal Magic / Go Off (Split) Guitars (lead)

David Lee Roth

Guitars (1990-1991)

Marty Friedman

1988 Dragon's Kiss Guitars (lead) (tracks 1, 6)


1988 Go Off! Producer

Jason Becker

1988 Perpetual Burn Producer
1996 Perspective Composer, Cover Design, Mixing, Art Direction
1999 The Raspberry Jams Recording, Producer, Design
2008 Collection (Compilation) Producer

Marty Friedman

2014 Inferno Songwriting (track 11)
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