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Jason Becker: The Complete 1990 Interview About David Lee Roth, Cacophony . . .

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    Twenty-two years ago, Jason Becker, the new guitarist in David Lee Roth’s band, was ready to rocket to guitar stardom. The 21-year-old had already released two Cacophony albums with co-guitarist Marty Friedman, as well as his debut solo album, Perpetual Burn. Fans anxiously anticipated Roth’s new album and upcoming tour – after all, Dave’s previous 6-string collaborators were Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai. A Little Ain’t Enough went gold after its release, but a tour with Jason Becker was not to be. A week before our December 13, 1990, phone interview, Jason was diagnosed with ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Continue reading

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