Numerous Rock And Metal Guitarists To Take Part In Fundraiser For Jason Becker

Numerous rock and metal guitarists will be teaming up to raise money for legendary guitarist Jason Becker, who has been battling ALS for over 30 years. The fundraiser will take place throughout March and April and it will be hosted by DragonForce‘s Herman Li.

Here’s what the fundraiser will include:

“1) A livestream telethon-style fundraiser on Twitch: special guests will appear on Herman Li’s Twitch channel to play, jam and participate in fan-generated challenges with all money raised going directly to Jason’s medical trust. Over $13,000 has been raised so far. Visit Jasonbecker.com or twitch.tv/hermanli for a full schedule of livestream guests.

2) Artists will donate signed guitars, merch and other rare items which will be sold via a special Reverb shop to benefit Jason. Details to be announced.

3) Three of Jason’s most important guitars will be auctioned off later this year, including the guitars seen on the covers of “Perpetual Burn”, “Speed Metal Symphony” and the original “Numbers” guitar played by Eddie Van Halen. Details to be announced.”

Here’s the musicians that will be taking part:

  • Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth)
  • Steve Vai
  • Joe Satriani
  • Steve Lukather (Toto)
  • Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Tremonti)
  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
  • Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
  • Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
  • Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper)
  • Orianthi
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • Michael Angelo Batio
  • Guthrie Govan
  • Tim Henson (Polyphia)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Albert Lee
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Satchel (Steel Panther)
  • John 5 (Rob Zombie)
  • Gus G (Firewind)
  • Nili Brosh (The Iron Maidens)
  • Jason Richardson (All That Remains)
  • The Dooo
  • Jared Dines
  • Ola Englund (The Haunted)
  • Steve Terreberry
  • Tyler Larson (Music is Win on YouTube)
  • Cole Rolland
  • Thomas McRocklin
  • Rusty Cooley
  • Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
  • Sam Totman (DragonForce)
  • Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth)
  • Lari Basilio
  • Sophie Lloyd
  • Federico Mondelli and Fabiola Bellomo (Frozen Crown)
  • Alex Lee (Holy Grail)
  • Stevie Salas
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Mika Tyyska
  • Daniel Dekay (Diemonds)
  • N&M Creation

Li commented:

“I’ve been a huge fan of Jason Becker since I was young, and it’s one of the biggest honors of my life to be able to help organize this tribute and raise money for him. I still have a Jason Becker poster in my studio in London. It’s been very inspiring to see everyone coming together to celebrate Jason.”

Becker added:

“I am so grateful for all the love and support everyone has given to me and my family. As far as selling my guitars being sad, and that I shouldn’t have to do it, I just want you to know that isn’t how I feel. It makes me happy to see others playing my music. I feel good about passing on my guitars, thinking they mean something to others. I can’t play them now, but other folks can. That’s a good thing. And, I want myself and my family not to have to worry about money, if possible. Thank you for all the love, I send it right back to you.”

Watch Death Angel, Warbringer, Etc. Members Cover Metallica’s “Orion”

Death Angel’s Ted Aguilar, Warbringer’s Carlos Cruz, Holy Grail’s Alex Lee, and Hellfire’s Herman Balanda recently teamed up for a quarantine cover of Metallica’s “Orion.” You can check that out below.

Holy Grail Premiere “Those Who Will Remain” Music Video

Holy Grail have premiered a new video for their song titled “Those Who Will Remain.” This song is from the band’s latest album, “Times Of Pride And Peril,” which is available now.

The band said the following:

“The “Those Who Will Remain” Video was made by Holy Grail for our very amazing fans/friends and is in no way affiliated with any companies we’ve worked with or are working with. In fact, it was heavily discouraged by some. Please don’t let the graphic nature of this video reflect on anyone but the 5 dudes in HG who tried to make a horror film/tour video while on the road. Party On, Dudes!!!”

Holy Grail Reveal Dates For 2016 Tour With Exmortus, & Spellcaster

Holy Grail have announced the dates for their headlining tour with Exmortus, and Spellcaster. You can see those below.

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Tour Dates:

07/14 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
07/15 Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s Pub
07/16 Seattle, WA – Highline
07/17 Portland, OR – Panic Room
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
07/20 Denver, CO – Lost Lake
07/21 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
07/22 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
07/23 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
07/24 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
07/25 Burlington, VT – Nectars
07/26 Boston, MA – Middle East (Upstairs)
07/28 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
07/29 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
07/30 Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
08/02 Houston, TX – Rudyards
08/03 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
08/04 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
08/05 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
08/06 Santa Ana, CA – Malones
08/07 Los Angeles, CA – Roxy

Holy Grail Planning 2016 Tour With Exmortus, & Spellcaster

Holy Grail are planning a 2016 tour with Exmortus, and Spellcaster. Dates will be revealed soon.

Holy Grail Announce Spring 2016 Dates With Savage Master

Holy Grail have announced some spring headlining shows with Savage Master. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

04/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar (feat. Incite) (no Savage Master)
05/13 Tulsa, OK – Downtown Lounge (no Savage Master)
05/28 Fullerton, CA – Slide Bar
05/29 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
05/31 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
06/01 Dallas, TX – The Rail Club
06/02 Houston, TX – Walters
06/03 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
06/04 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
06/05 Raleigh, NC – Maywood Tavern
06/07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
06/08 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
06/09 Worcester, MA – Ralph’s
06/10 Albany, NY – Trickshots

DevilDriver Announce 2016 Tour With Holy Grail, Incite, & Hemlock

DevilDriver have announced a 2016 headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Holy Grail, Incite, and Hemlock.

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Tour Dates:

04/27 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
04/29 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
04/30 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
05/01 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
05/03 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre
05/05 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
05/06 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/07 Detroit, MI – Harpos
05/08 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
05/09 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
05/10 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
05/11 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
06/13 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
06/14 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
06/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
06/17 Window Rock, AZ – Window Rock Sports Center
06/18 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Holy Grail Premiere New Song “Descent Into The Maelstrom”

Holy Grail have premiered a new song titled “Descent Into The Maelstrom,” via Metal Sucks. This song is from the band’s new album, “Times Of Pride And Peril,” which will be released on February 12.