Artist Biography Cacophony was a showcase for the highly technical, neo-classical metal talents of guitar virtuosi Marty Friedman and Jason Becker; both made their own instrumental solo recordings between the band's two albums, Speed Metal Symphony (1987) and Go Off! (1989). Cacophony officially broke up in 1990 after two albums. Friedman joined Megadeth before the group recorded its Rust In Peace album. Becker joined David Lee Roth's band for a short while and played on A Little Ain't Enough. Sadly, Becker was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in 1989. He used computer technology to compose when the illness began to take its toll on his guitar-playing abilities.