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Encyclopedia > Extreme (band)
Extreme
Origin Boston, Massachusetts
Genre(s) Hard rock, Funk metal, Blues-rock
Years active 1985 - 1996
2004
2006
2007 - present
Label(s) A&M
Associated acts Van Halen, DramaGods, Tribe of Judah, Mourning Widows, Satellite Party, HurtSmile, Super TransAtlantic
Members
Gary Cherone
Nuno Bettencourt
Pat Badger
Kevin Figueiredo
Former members
See: Extreme band members section

Extreme is an American rock band that achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Funk-rock is a music genre that fuses funk and rock elements. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... DramaGods is a rock band featuring former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. ... Tribe of Judah is Gary Cherones post-Van Halen band featuring several former members of Extreme. ... Mourning Widows is an album by ex-Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. ... Satellite Party is an alternative rock band conceived by former Janes Addiction and Porno for Pyros frontman Perry Farrell following the demise of his former band in 2004. ... Gary Cherone (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pat Badger (born Patrick John Badger, on 22 July 1967, in Boston, Massachusetts) is a bassist who has been in the bands Extreme, Daemon, In The Pink, Super Trans Atlantic, and Tribe Of Judah. ... Kevin The Eyebrow Figueiredo is the drummer for the band Satellite Party. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the type of musical group. ...


Some of Extreme's influences, Queen and Van Halen (the latter of which Gary Cherone would eventually join and later leave), are easily apparent from their music's multi-part vocal harmonies and electric guitar tone and instrumental techniques. The band lends the listener a sound that blends the genre of glam metal with the shredding guitar work from thrash metal. Being asked about their style, Extreme categorized their music as 'Funky Metal'. Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... Gary Cherone (b. ...


Extreme has released four studio albums, two EPs (in Japan) and two compilations since its formation. The band was one of the most successful bands from the early 1990s, selling over 10 million albums worldwide.[1] Extreme rose to fame with its 1990 release Pornograffitti, which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold in May 1991 and 2x multi-platinum in October 1992.[2] That album also featured the acoustic ballad hit single "More Than Words", which reached #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 in the United States. Extreme is currently working on its first studio album since 1995's Waiting for the Punchline. This will be the first album the band has released since their 1996 disbandment and 2007 reformation. This article is about album by Extreme. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... A steel string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... More Than Words is a song originally performed by the rock band Extreme. ... Waiting for the Punchline was the fourth and final album by Extreme. ...

Contents

Biography

Early years (1985-1989)

Extreme was formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1985. Vocalist Gary Cherone was in a band with drummer Paul Geary, and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was in a band with bassist Pat Badger. Following an altercation between the rival groups over communal dressing rooms Cherone, Geary, Bettencourt, and Badger decided to form a new band. Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... Gary Cherone (b. ... Paul Geary was once the drummer for the band Extreme. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pat Badger (born Patrick John Badger, on 22 July 1967, in Boston, Massachusetts) is a bassist who has been in the bands Extreme, Daemon, In The Pink, Super Trans Atlantic, and Tribe Of Judah. ...


Cherone and Bettencourt began writing songs together and played numerous shows in the Boston area. The band gradually developed a strong local following, and was named "Outstanding Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Act" at the Boston Music Awards in 1986 and 1987. The Boston Music Awards (formerly called the Kahlua Boston Music Awards) showcases young talented performers in the greater Boston, MA area. ...


The band had accumulated approximately 55 songs by the time A&R director Bryan Huttenhower signed them to A&M Records in 1988. The band then recorded their self-titled debut which was issued in 1989. The first single was "Kid Ego," a song that Cherone would later admit made him cringe. The final track on the album, "Play With Me," was used as the "mall chase" song in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Extreme was the debut record of Boston funk-metal band Extreme. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1989) is an American comedy/science fiction movie in which two slackers travel through time in order to assemble a menagerie of historical figures for their high school history presentation. ...


Popular success (1990-1993)

Album cover of Extreme II: Pornograffiti (1990), one of the band's most successful albums to date.
Album cover of Extreme II: Pornograffiti (1990), one of the band's most successful albums to date.

Moderate sales of Extreme's first record were sufficient to support a second release. Michael Wagener, who had previously worked with Dokken and White Lion, was engaged to produce Extreme II: Pornograffiti (1990). Pornograffiti (also titled as Extreme II: Pornograffiti) is an album by Extreme. ... Dokken is an American metal band which was formed in 1976. ... This article is about the band, for the big cats see White lion. ... Pornograffiti (also titled as Extreme II: Pornograffiti) is an album by Extreme. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


The record, which showcased Bettencourt's extraordinary guitar-playing prowess, was an ambitious and complex mixture of funk, pop and Glam metal sounds. It revolved around a loose concept, following the path of young boy Francis as he wandered through a decadent, degraded and corrupt society. "Decadence Dance" and "Get the Funk Out" were released as singles. "Get The Funk Out" reached number 19 in the UK charts in June 1991. Neither single was successful in the United States, however, and the album had fallen off the charts when A&M sent the third single to a number of radio stations in Arizona. Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...


The acoustic ballad "More Than Words" entered the Hot 100 on March 23, 1991, at Number 81. It later became a huge smash, hitting Number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 in the United States. The subsequent single, "Hole Hearted," another acoustic and sweetly-sung tune, was also successful, rising to Number 4 on the same popular music chart. A steel string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... More Than Words is a song originally performed by the rock band Extreme. ...


The band began recording of their third album in 1992. Their appearance at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in April 1992 interrupted the recording sessions, but it gave the band considerable exposure beyond the heavy metal fraternity. An open air concert on Easter Monday, April 20th 1992 at Londons Wembley Stadium, televised live to over one billion people. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

Album cover of III Sides to Every Story (1992), the band's last album recorded with the "classic" line-up.
Album cover of III Sides to Every Story (1992), the band's last album recorded with the "classic" line-up.

III Sides to Every Story, a complex, eclectic and ambitious concept album, was released on September 22, 1992. Sales were disappointing despite the record receiving critical acclaim from some quarters. The video for the first single, "Rest in Peace," was inspired by a film short by the National Film Board of Canada called Neighbours.The band was sued, but they quickly settled out of court, later releasing a new version of the film clip. The album contained noticeable Christian themes, presumably put there by Cherone, who noted in interviews being interested in evangelical preachers and thought. Image File history File links Extreme-III_Sides_to_Every_Story. ... Image File history File links Extreme-III_Sides_to_Every_Story. ... III Sides To Every Story was the third album released by Boston funk-metal band Extreme. ... III Sides To Every Story was the third album released by Boston funk-metal band Extreme. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Film Board of Canada (usually National Film Board or NFB) is a Canadian public filmmaking organization established to produce and distribute films that inform Canadians and promote Canada around the world. ... Neighbours is also the name of an Australian soap opera. ...


Mangini-era and break up (1994-1996)

Prior to the band's appearance at the Donington's Monsters of Rock festival in the summer of 1994, Michael Mangini (ex-Annihilator) replaced Geary on drums, who left to pursue a career in the business side of the music industry, managing successful acts such as Godsmack. Monsters of Rock was an annual rock music festival in England held every August at the Castle Donington racetrack from 1980–1996 (with the odd exception, and a one-off comeback in 2006). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Annihilator is a thrash metal band which debuted with the critically-acclaimed album, Alice in Hell. ... For the Alice in Chains song, see God Smack (song). ...


The subsequent record Waiting for the Punchline, released on February 7, 1995, containing the singles "Hip Today," "Unconditionally," and "Cynical," was less successful than III Sides to Every Story. Finally, Extreme disbanded in 1996, in amicable terms. Waiting for the Punchline was the fourth and final album by Extreme. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Post-break up (1997-2003)

In 1997, Gary Cherone joined with Van Halen for their album called Van Halen III, issued in 1998, only to leave the group in 1999 and later form Tribe of Judah, which released an album called Exit Elvis in 2002. He recently was working on solo material to follow up to his 2005 EP released under his own name. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Gary Cherone (b. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... Van Halen III is the eleventh studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1998. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Tribe of Judah is Gary Cherones post-Van Halen band featuring several former members of Extreme. ... Exit Elvis is the first, and currently only album by Tribe Of Judah. ...


Nuno Bettencourt went on to release a solo album titled Schizophonic in 1996. Then formed a group called Mourning Widows and released a self titled album in 1998 and then the follow up album Furnished Souls For Rent in 2000. His group called The Dramagods (aka Population 1) have had two albums released, the first being a self titled album Population 1 in 2002 before a name change to Dramagods saw them create their follow up Love in 2005. Schizophonic is an album by ex-Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, credited on the cover as simply Nuno. Released in 1997, it was his first solo effort after the group disbanded. ... Furnished Souls For Rent is an album by Mourning Widows, a band led by Nuno Bettencourt. ... For other uses, see Love (disambiguation). ...


A 13-track Extreme "best-of" collection, The Best of Extreme - An Accidental Collication of Atoms?, was released in 1998. A re-packaged collection with a different tracklisting was also released in 2002 and was simply titled Extreme - The Collection. A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a best of album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. ... The Best Of Extreme: An Accidental Collication Of Atoms? was the first of The Best Ofs albums by Extreme. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Extreme - The Collection was the second greatest hits album by Extreme. ...


Reunion(s) (2004-present)

Extreme reformed for a short tour in 2004, playing in their hometown Boston at the WAAF anniversary and a few concerts in Japan. After no activity at all in most of 2005, the band returned in 2006 – with the "classic" Pornograffitti line-up – to do a small three-show reunion tour in New England. WAAF can refer to: Womens Auxiliary Air Force, a British military service in World War II WAAF (FM) 107. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ...


On November 26, 2007, the band announced their plans for a world tour in Spring 2008 as well as a release date and label for the as yet untitled album, which is being produced by Bettencourt. Kevin Figueiredo, who played with Bettencourt in DramaGods is taking over drum duties. Original drummer Paul Geary is still involved with the band, in a management position. is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Kevin The Eyebrow Figueiredo is the drummer for the band Satellite Party. ... DramaGods is a rock band featuring former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. ...


Pop Culture References

"Play With Me" was featured in the movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (in the mall chase sequence). In 2007, the song was featured as the last encore track in Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s [3]. Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1989) is an American comedy/science fiction movie in which two slackers travel through time in order to assemble a menagerie of historical figures for their high school history presentation. ...


Band members

Extreme has had numerous line-up changes, and Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt have been the only constant members.


Line-ups

(1985)
(1985-1986)
  • Gary Cherone - lead vocals
  • Nuno Bettencourt - lead & rhythm guitars
  • Paul Mangone - bass
  • Paul Geary - drums
(1986)
  • Gary Cherone - lead vocals
  • Nuno Bettencourt - lead & rhythm guitars
  • Peter Hunt - rhythm guitar
  • Paul Mangone - bass
  • Paul Geary - drums
(1986-1994)
Classic line-up
  • Gary Cherone - lead vocals
  • Nuno Bettencourt - lead & rhythm guitars and co vocals
  • Pat Badger - bass
  • Paul Geary - drums
(1994-1996)
  • Gary Cherone - lead vocals
  • Nuno Bettencourt - lead & rhythm guitars and co vocals
  • Pat Badger - bass
  • Michael Mangini - drums
(1996-2004)

(Extreme disbanded) Gary Cherone (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul Geary was once the drummer for the band Extreme. ... Pat Badger (born Patrick John Badger, on 22 July 1967, in Boston, Massachusetts) is a bassist who has been in the bands Extreme, Daemon, In The Pink, Super Trans Atlantic, and Tribe Of Judah. ... Michael Mangini (born April 18, 1963 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA) is a celebrated drummer who has played for Annihilator, Extreme, Steve Vai, Tribe Of Judah, and more recently, James LaBrie. ...

(2004)
  • Gary Cherone - lead vocals
  • Nuno Bettencourt - lead & rhythm guitars & co vocals
  • Carl Restivo - bass
  • Paul Geary - drums
(2004-2006)

(Extreme on hiatus) Carl Restivos unique ability as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, writer, producer and arranger has opened ears and eyes everywhere. ...

(2006)
Classic line-up
  • Gary Cherone - lead vocals
  • Nuno Bettencourt - lead & rhythm guitars & co vocals
  • Pat Badger - bass
  • Paul Geary - drums
(2006-2007)

(Extreme on hiatus)

(2007-present)
  • Gary Cherone - lead vocals
  • Nuno Bettencourt - lead & rhythm guitars & co vocals
  • Pat Badger - bass
  • Kevin Figueiredo - drums

Kevin The Eyebrow Figueiredo is the drummer for the band Satellite Party. ...

Discography

Albums

Date of release Title Record label Chart position Certification
March 14, 1989 Extreme A&M Records #80
August 7, 1990 Pornograffitti A&M Records #10 2 x Platinum
September 22, 1992 III Sides to Every Story A&M Records #10 Gold
January 19, 1995 Waiting for the Punchline A&M Records #40
2008 Untitled fifth studio album

Extreme was the debut record of Boston funk-metal band Extreme. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... This article is about album by Extreme. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... III Sides To Every Story was the third album released by Boston funk-metal band Extreme. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Waiting for the Punchline was the fourth and final album by Extreme. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ...

Other releases

Date of release Title Record label
1990 Extragraffitti Japanese Release EP
1995 Running Gag Japanese Release EP
2000 The Best of Extreme - An Accidental Collication of Atoms? A&M Records
2002 Extreme - The Collection Spectrum Records

The Best Of Extreme: An Accidental Collication Of Atoms? was the first of The Best Ofs albums by Extreme. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Extreme - The Collection was the second greatest hits album by Extreme. ...

UK Singles

Date of release Title Chart position
June 8, 1991 "Get the Funk Out" #19
July 27, 1991 "More Than Words" #2
October 12, 1991 "Decadence Dance" #36
November 23, 1991 "Hole Hearted" #12
May 2, 1992 "Song for Love" #12
September 5, 1992 "Rest in Peace" #13
November 14, 1992 "Stop the World" #22
February 6, 1993 "Tragic Comic" #15
March 11, 1995 "Hip Today" #44

More Than Words is a song originally performed by the rock band Extreme. ...

References

  1. ^ Gary Cherone Sighting! Extreme Re-Forms. Ticketnews.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-26.
  2. ^ RIAA Certification (type in "Extreme" in the artist box)
  3. ^ http://www.guitarherogame.com/gh80s/

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MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Gary Cherone (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pat Badger (born Patrick John Badger, on 22 July 1967, in Boston, Massachusetts) is a bassist who has been in the bands Extreme, Daemon, In The Pink, Super Trans Atlantic, and Tribe Of Judah. ... Kevin The Eyebrow Figueiredo is the drummer for the band Satellite Party. ... Paul Geary was once the drummer for the band Extreme. ... Michael Mangini (born April 18, 1963 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA) is a celebrated drummer who has played for Annihilator, Extreme, Steve Vai, Tribe Of Judah, and more recently, James LaBrie. ... Carl Restivos unique ability as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, writer, producer and arranger has opened ears and eyes everywhere. ... Extreme was the debut record of Boston funk-metal band Extreme. ... This article is about album by Extreme. ... III Sides To Every Story was the third album released by Boston funk-metal band Extreme. ... Waiting for the Punchline was the fourth and final album by Extreme. ... Extreme - The Collection was the second greatest hits album by Extreme. ... More Than Words is a song originally performed by the rock band Extreme. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... DramaGods is a rock band featuring former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. ... Tribe of Judah is Gary Cherones post-Van Halen band featuring several former members of Extreme. ... Mourning Widows is an album by ex-Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. ... Satellite Party is an alternative rock band conceived by former Janes Addiction and Porno for Pyros frontman Perry Farrell following the demise of his former band in 2004. ... Michael Wagener is a music producer, mixer, and engineer from Hamburg, Germany, best known for his work with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands. ...

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