Jason Becker was the next big rock guitarist in 1990. A week after joining David Lee Roth’s band, he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Now 42 and only able to move his eyes, he still composes and puts out albums from his Richmond home. The following report comes to BW&BK courtesy of MercuryNews.com
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is a new feature-length documentary that chronicles the heroic and incredible true story of guitar legend, Jason Becker. The film chronicles Jason's life from his youth, to his days as a lightning fast guitar player and rock star, and to his present-day struggles with an incurable disease.
Jason's amazing story is told through interviews, never-before-seen archive footage of his performances; as well as unreleased family photos and footage from the Becker archives. The soundtrack is comprised of Jason's released and unreleased material including demos from his childhood and new material he has been working on. The film was shot using a combination of full 1080p HD cameras and 16mm film.