April 22, 2024

Some Assembly Required,” a seven-minute guitar tour de force conceptualized by guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) and her fiancé, manager and drummer Josh Villalta, is a once-in-a-lifetime tribute to musician — Jason Becker.

Utilizing an unreleased Becker demo, Strauss, along with Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai and over twenty musicians recorded the track and video, One highlight comes a little over five minutes in. Strauss, in the middle of a blazing solo with one hand plays with a yo-yo with the other.

Becker was a guitar virtuoso who recorded solo albums and was in David Lee Roth’s band before being stricken by ALS.

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