by Alissa Ordabai
Staff Writer –
U.K. premiere Report: June 16, 2012, Sheffield, UK
Few of us can imagine what it was like to be Jason Becker back in 1989 – a 20 year-old internationally acclaimed virtuoso about to start touring with David Lee Roth as his new guitarist. Even fewer can imagine what it’s like to be Jason Becker now, after the onset of an illness which has deprived him of speech and movement.
The makers of the documentary Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet have done their best to offer a candid glimpse into how life has changed for Becker over the past 23 years, dispelling much of speculation and myth. And the biggest myth outside of the rock community was that Jason Becker has died, as was believed until recently by some of his school friends.
The film shows Becker not only very much alive, but staying creative and working on new music with the help of his father, who has devised a unique eye communication system for his son. Read more