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.”

Sepultura Share Footage Of “Roots Bloody Roots” From “Dimebash” All-Star Jam

Sepultura have shared official footage of “Roots Bloody Roots” from the 2020 “Dimebash” all-star jam. That performance found Sepultura’s Derrick Green performing with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Art Cruz (Lamb Of God), Gene Hoglan (Testament), Tanya O’Callaghan, Ola Englund (The Haunted), and more.

[via The PRP]

Watch Footage Of Foo Fighters, Anthrax, Testament, Etc. Members Performing At 2020 Dimebash

The 2020 Dimebash was held at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on January 16 and it included an all-star jam featuring members of Foo Fighters, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Crowbar, Stone Sour, Testament, Act Of Defiance, Prong, Static-X, Vio-lence, Sepultura, and tons more. You can see some footage from the concert below:

Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Stone Sour, Etc. Members To Perform At 2020 Dimebash

The 2020 Dimebash will take place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on January 16. The concert, which is being held in honor of the late Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), will include an all-star jam featuring Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) as well as members of Accept, Act Of Defiance, Anthrax, Armored Saint, Bad Wolves, Bad Guys Wear Black, Broken Hope, Butcher Babies, Cody Jinks, Crowbar, Cypress Hill, Dylan Rose, Hatebreed, HELLYEAH, In Flames, In This Moment, Iron Maidens, Kill Devil Hill, King Diamond, King’s X, Kyng, Lamb Of God, Lita Ford, Pearl, Prong, Sebastian Bach, Sepultura, Stone Sour, The Haunted, Testament, and Tyr. Jose Mangin will host the event along with Riki Rachtman and WhiskeyDick will open. Tickets are available at dimebagdarrell.com.

Megadeth, Trivium, Animals As Leaders, Etc. Members Take Part In “Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World III”

The third “Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World” has officially been released. The track features a number of YouTubers and musicians including: Jared Dines, Angel Vivaldi, Nik Nocturnal, Become The Knight, Stevie T, Andy James, Felix Martin, Ola Englund (The Haunted, etc.), Lucas Mann (Rings Of Saturn), Rudy Ayoub, Matt Heafy (Trivium), Sarah Longfield, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Davie504, Tim Henson (Polyphia), Ichika Nito, Stephen Taranto, Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Cole Rolland, Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), The Dooo, and Manuel Gardner Fernandes. You can check that out below, but it’s worth noting that there was an issue with Richardson’s part, as Dines explained:

“Hey guys! Unfortunately, i am a dumb dumb and put Jason Richardson’s part over the wrong backing in the final file for the big shred collab video this year. I know I know.. you’d think I’d have my act together by now… 🙄 WELL, here is what he actually intended for you all to hear haha merry Christmas everyone! (Tbh, Jason could play over dumpsters fucking and it would sound good). My deepest apology to you Jason, please don’t SLAPP me at namm 😫😫😫”

At The Gates, The Haunted, & Witchery Announce Australian Dates

At The Gates, The Haunted, and Witchery have announced some Australian shows together. Here’s the dates:

04/25 Brisbane, AUS – Triffid
04/26 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
04/27 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts

The Haunted Premiere “Preachers Of Death” Music Video

The Haunted have premiered a new video for their new song “Preachers Of Death.” This song is from their new album “Strength In Numbers,” which will be released on August 25.

The band commented:

“‘Preachers Of Death‘ is the third video from our new album ‘Strength In Numbers‘. It’s a stomping number with all the elements of a true The Haunted song. Turn it up and stretch your neck, ’cause this is a banger.”

The Haunted Premiere “Spark” Music Video

The Haunted have premiered a new video for their new song “Spark.” This song is from their new album “Strength In Numbers,” which will be released on August 25.

Adrian Erlandsson commented:

“‘Spark‘ is the second video from our upcoming album ‘Strength In Numbers‘. It’s a brooding and catchy number which shows a more melodic side of the album. One of those songs that will remain in our live set for years to come. Turn it up and watch it all burn!!!”

The Haunted Premiere “Brute Force” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Strength In Numbers”

The Haunted have premiered a new video for their new song “Brute Force.” This song is from their new album “Strength In Numbers,” which will be released on August 25.

The band commented:

“We’re very excited to finally be able to air our first single from the new album ‘Strength In Numbers‘ and let it set the tone for the brutality of the album. ‘Brute Force‘ is one of those songs written in the early stage of making the album and shows our hunger to make new music, uncompromising, unforgiving and just to the point.”

“Strength In Numbers” Track Listing:

01. “Fill The Darkness With Black”
02. “Brute Force”
03. “Spark”
04. “Preachers Of Death”
05. “Strength In Numbers”
06. “Tighten The Noose”
07. “This Is The End”
08. “The Fall”
09. “Means To An End”
10. “Monuments”