Here is a special eBay auction for my dear friend Jason Becker, thanks to the generosity of the incredibly talented and gifted guitarist, Alex Skolnick (Alex Skolnick Trio/Testament).
The auction will run for 1 week – please pass the message along!
Jason and I thank you both so very much, Alex!!!
Trans Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2005 Jacket donated by Testament’s Alex Skolnick
(personally worn by Alex):
I will say that although I usually avoid wearing tour merchandise to avoid drawing attention to myself in public, that tour jacket is one I did occasionally wear.
Jason Becker has long been an incredible inspiration for all, musicians and non-musicians alike. The documentary about him, Not Dead Yet, is a must see that fully captures his sense of class, deep thinking and even humor in the face of challenges unimaginable to the rest of us. It is an honor to contribute to the Jason Becker auction. – Alex Skolnick (Alex Skolnick Trio/Testament)
Alex Skolnick performing “O Holy Night” w/ TSO – Raleigh, NC in 2008.
Alex Skolnick live photo with TSO in 2009
[photo by: James Marvin Phelps, JMP Photography]
Here’s a special eBay auction for my dear friend Jason Becker. The auction will run for 1 week – please pass the message along!
Jason and I would like to thank Jeff for his wonderful donation!!!
Autographed Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature FR 7-string guitar donated by Jeff Loomis
(used to record Nevermore album “The Obsidian Conspiracy” – includes a note from Jeff,
two sets of strings, and a Jeff Loomis instructional DVD):
Guitar Specs: Schecter Jeff Loomis FR 7
Jeff Loomis covering Jason Becker’s “Perpetual Burn”
[photos by: Ms. A]
On April 22nd in Corpus Christi, Texas, I got the very sad news of my father’s passing right before we were about to perform. I will be flying home to be with my family tonight and will rejoin the Soilwork tour in Richmond, VA on the 29th. Thank you all for your support and warm thoughts.
My dad meant the world to me and this is a very difficult time for both me and my family…
WED, January 23:
Solo Appearance/Performance Media Day for Peavey – Time TBA
THU, January 24:
Evening: Musical Director for all star event, D’addario/Planet Waves
Fusion jam with Alphonse Mouzon and Rhonda Smith, followed by ‘metal all stars’ sitting in with the house band:
Alex Skolnick – guitar (Testament)
Chris Wyse – bass (The Cult)
Glen Sobel – drums (Alice Cooper)
Joey Belladonna – vocals (Anthrax)
FRI, January 25:
Alex Skolnick Trio performance @ Peavey Booth – Time TBA
SAT, January 26:
12pm – Yamaha Acoustic Guitars signing
03pm – Press Conference @ Peavey Booth to Introduce Budda Alex Skolnick Preceptor Amplifier
09pm – Alex Skolnick Trio performance @ Marriott lobby
12am – Alex will join Monty Pittman (Madonna guitarist) @ Marriott
Appearances for Jam Pedals, AmpKit and others TBA
Chris Broderick, three-time Grammy nominated guitarist for the legendary band Megadeth has donated his personal Ibanez Prestige S5470F Red Viking Electric Guitar and will autograph it for the winner!
The guitar for sale is the one pictured with Chris Broderick in the Endgame artwork. The photos of the specs on the guitar were from the Ibanez website. I just learned Chris customized the guitar with DiMarzio D Activator pickups and had the Ibanez factory remove the “tone” knob.
Below are some photos of the donated guitar:
The auction also includes:
* Two of Chris Broderick’s custom armbands worn on tour.
* Nine Megadeth guitar picks total. Five different Chris Broderick (Megadeth) guitar picks from 2008-2012, plus two guitar picks (one with 13 logo, one with Endgame logo) from Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine, and two guitar picks from bassist David Ellefson (one with 13 logo, one with just the Megadeth logo).
* Two autographed photos of Chris Broderick (Megadeth). One from 2010 with his custom Ibanez, one from 2011 holding his custom Jackson guitar.
Direct link to the eBay auction: