The original song was recorded by Michael Lee Firkins (Jason composed it). Jason was already suffering from ALS when he played few licks of this song live. This song is really amazing and inspiring as well. Listen or download the song "The End of The Beginning".
Jason Becker is an American (Richmond, California) neo-classical metal guitarist and a composer as well. When he was just 16, he became part of the Cacophony with his friend Marty Friedman. After Cacophony broke up in 1989, Jason released his first solo album Perpetual Burn in 1988. Other solo albums from him includes Perspective (1995), The Raspberry Jams (1999), The Blackberry Jams (2003), Collection (2008). He was on his way to success. However, it was hampered by his then diagnosed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and was given three to five years to live. Becker eventually lost the ability to speak and now communicates with his eyes via a system developed by his father. Even the disease couldn’t keep him away from something he is so passionate about.
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