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Song of the week- Jason Becker -"Some assembly required"

Guitar Heroes appear on "Some Assembly Required" to benefit the Jason Becker Special Needs Trust.

Additionally, all of us can help by donating at

All the money raised goes directly to assisting Jason and his family in their ongoing battle against ALS.

Nita Strauss and fiancé Josh Villalta have assembled an all-star cast of musicians to play on a new track, “Some Assembly Required.” The song is based on one of Jason's original demo tracks that was pitched to David Lee Roth but never got used. Jason says, "So, I wrote this song in early 1990, hoping that David Lee Roth would want to use it. I went to Matt and Gregg Bissonette's place and recorded it with them. It was a lot of fun. Dave passed on it. Cool, because now all these fantastic players get to jam on it. A few years ago, Nita and Josh came over to go through some of my unreleased music to see if they wanted to do some kind of collaboration. This Christmas, they surprised me with this beautiful video. Man, what a gift! Not only from them, but from everyone involved. I am such a big fan of you all! Thank you all so very much." Nita says, "From the moment we went up to Jason’s house for the first time in 2015, we felt an amazing connection with Jason and his team. When we had the chance to help out in some way, we jumped at the opportunity. The original idea was to do a song for my own album, but we quickly realized this could be a much bigger project and, more importantly, have a bigger impact to help Jason raise awareness and funds. We took Jason’s rough demo, set it to a click, Josh re-tracked the drums, and I replayed the rhythm guitars. The incredible Billy Sheehan came down to the studio and played bass. From there, we reached out to tons of Jason’s friends and peers, from all genres and eras, and amassed an army of friends to trade solos on this track. We left Jason’s original demo solo where it was, where it shines to this day alongside so many of the players that love and look up to him. We were able to send this video to Jason on Christmas Day and bring some holiday cheer to him and his family! Jason loved it and christened the new song 'Some Assembly Required.'" Now, we are reaching out to you, the rock community, to be an ally to Jason and his family. The ongoing struggle to find caregiver help seems to be an endless challenge. This brings stress and worry for Jason because of the out-of-pocket funds he pays, not to mention the daily pressure of just staying alive against all odds. This stress makes it difficult for any creative activity, which is what keeps him going.

Jason is actively writing and creating music, and we all have the chance to support this track on all platforms with all funds going directly to Jason, or by donating directly at

“Some Assembly Required” features, in order: Chris Broderick @ChrisBroderickGuitarist Joe Bonamassa @JoeBonamassaTV  Gus G @firetv  Paul Gilbert @paulgilbertrock  Angel Vivaldi @AngelVivaldi  Steve Vai @SteveVaiHimself  Steve Stevens Rob Scallon @robscallon  Jennifer Batten Nili Brosh @NiliBrosh  Richie Kotzen @RichieKotzenOfficial  Marc Rizzo @MarcRizzoOfficial  Lari Basilio @laribasilio_  Zakk Wylde @zakkwyldetv @ale Alex Skolnick @TheRealAlexSkolnick  Phil Demmel @pjdemmelition  Nita Strauss @hurricanenita  Jason Himself (original demo solo!) Marty Friedman @martyfriedmanofficialyoutu4475  Herman Li @dragonforce  Jared Dines @JaredDines_  Steve Lukather @stevelukathertube  Drums: Josh Villalta @TheJoshV  Bass: Billy Sheehan Mixed & Mastered by Nick Sampson

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