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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question I over heard a rumour about the disease Jason Becker has

I was at the guitar store today getting my supplys of string's & stuff when i over heard two dude's talking saying that more people than just Jason Becker came down with the disease he has now- at the same time Jason Becker had got it, one of the dude's mentioned it happened to Jason Becker when he was doing some sort of guitar demo or something?- when the fog machine smoke hit Jason Becker & some of the people that were there got the same disease? can any bro on Jemsite shread some sound on this topic as Jason Becker is one of my fav guitar player's, is any of this stuff these dude's said is true or not?

Would like to know any info you have.

Cheers -Jake.
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That doesn't sound probable. They make it sound like there was a pathogen or toxin in the fog that caused his ALS (that's what he has, right?). Call me crazy, but what he has isn't something that you "catch."
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That doesn't sound probable. They make it sound like there was a pathogen or toxin in the fog that caused his ALS (that's what he has, right?). Call me crazy, but what he has isn't something that you "catch."
That's what i'm thinking- there crazy dude's! but they seemed to know alot bro - there much older than i am i would say in there 40's, maybe they know something i don't? that's why i started this tread to see if any one know's for sure, what you say bro makes sence to me i don't know much about the disease but i hope these dude's are wrong! hate to think if they are right if you know what i mean.

Cheers-Jake.

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Sounds like too many people are watching "24", do you guys get that over there?
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Hi,

Yeah, Jason has ALS, also known as "Lou Gehrigs disease". It's pretty much a progressive disease, which makes you loose control of your body slowly. It's a real bugger that a young guy like Jason Becker got hit with this disease.

The last thing he recorded, as far as I know, are some solo's on DLR album "A little ain't enough". He arranged a lot of the songs though. I remember that he was using a computer at that time, and that playing had become difficult for him.

I don't know if he's still alive.

Hail Jason Becker! Master in a league of his own!

Regards,

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Sounds like too many people are watching "24", do you guys get that over there?
yes bro , but i don't watch TV other than the News, these dudes mite watch "24"- lol!
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ALS is a neuron disease that as far as we can guess is genetic. Stephen Hawking has it too.

Becker is still alive, and has released albums since being dehabilitated.
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Hail Jason Becker! Master in a league of his own!

Regards,

D.
You said it all bro! Jason Becker will always be a master in my book! one of the best players of his time & even today his guitar playing still live's on in guitarists all over the world.

Cheers- Jake.
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Becker is one of the best guitarist ever but sad cos of his sickness
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like it was said above, als is not something you catch
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Too bad there's no cure for this stuff. And even if there was, it would still not help Jason because his nerve tissues are long gone.

ALS is scary sh#t. Donate to http://www.alsa.org/donate/default.cfm - maybe one day they'll invent a pill to stop it at first symptoms.
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like it was said above, als is not something you catch
Yup.

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That's what i'm thinking- there crazy dude's! but they seemed to know alot bro - there much older than i am i would say in there 40's, maybe they know something i don't? that's why i started this tread to see if any one know's for sure, what you say bro makes sence to me i don't know much about the disease but i hope these dude's are wrong! hate to think if they are right if you know what i mean.

Cheers-Jake.
This is a great lesson. Older people can still be full of it. Older doesn't always mean wiser; often it just means people have hung around the earth doing the same things longer and learning nothing.

Retain your healthy skepticism, young padawan...
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That doesn't sound probable. They make it sound like there was a pathogen or toxin in the fog that caused his ALS (that's what he has, right?). Call me crazy, but what he has isn't something that you "catch."
No, it's not. Otherwise you would see Jason Becker in a gas mask when he's around anyone else. As far as I know it's genetic - you're born with it.
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This is a great lesson. Older people can still be full of it. Older doesn't always mean wiser; often it just means people have hung around the earth doing the same things longer and learning nothing.

Retain your healthy skepticism, young padawan...
Reality check - most people are stupid, older or younger.
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