EXTREME Pays Tribute To MICHAEL JACKSON

July 13, 2009

Fan-filmed video footage of reunited Boston hard rockers EXTREME performing a cover version of MICHAEL JACKSON's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin" before launching into "Get The Funk Out" on July 12, 2009 at the Midnight Rodeo in Amarillo, Texas can be viewed below (courtesy of "kbranum007").

"Saudades de Rock", the new album from EXTREME, sold 6,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD entered the U.K. chart at position No. 80.

The band's first studio album in thirteen years, "Saudades de Rock" (pronounced "sow-dodge") was released in the U.S. on August 12, 2008 on Open E Records and distributed by Fontana. The European version of the CD, which came out on August 1, includes a bonus track, the "Americocaine" demo from 1985, the very first studio recording of EXTREME.

The iconic rock foursome — vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo — recorded their fifth studio offering at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as producer and mixer. "Saudades de Rock" boasts 13 tracks, including the infectious roar of "Star", the groove-laden, swagger of "King Of The Ladies", a raw funk rock anthem called "Learn To Love", and the expressive ballad "Ghost".

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