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Watch: NITA STRAUSS Joins 'G3' Guitarists JOE SATRIANI, ERIC JOHNSON And STEVE VAI On Stage To Perform 'Foxy Lady'

Nita Strauss, the guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, joined the 2024 lineup of "G3" — Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai — on stage last night (Friday, February 9) at Orpheum in Los Angeles, California on to perform a cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic "Foxy Lady". Fan-filmed video of h...
February 10, 2024


VIXEN bassist Julia Lage has released the official music video for her latest solo single, "The Ride". The track, which was written and produced by Lage, features Doug "Dug" Pinnick on guest vocals along with Julia's husband, Richie Kotzen, on lead guitar, and Michael Odabashian on drums. Lage says:...
January 17, 2024


Nuno Bettencourt, who has performed with pop superstar Rihanna for more than a decade, says that he owes an apology to Richard Fortus after exchanging words online with the GUNS N' ROSES guitarist as a result of seemingly taking a swipe at one of his colleagues, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash. Asked...
January 16, 2024

EXTREME's GARY CHERONE On Still Releasing Full-Length Albums: 'We Live In An Age Where There's Nothing Tangible'

In a new interview with Jordi Pinyol, EXTREME singer Gary Cherone was asked about the band's decision to still release full-length albums in an age of the access-over-ownership business model of streaming music. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We live in an age where there's noth...
November 27, 2023

NUNO BETTENCOURT Weighs In On JOE SATRIANI's Attempt To Play 'Mean Street': 'You've Gotta Give Him A Bit Of A Pass'

In a new interview with The Jeremy White Show, EXTREME's Nuno Bettencourt weighed in on Joe Satriani's attempt to perform Eddie Van Halen's intro to "Mean Street", the opening track off VAN HALEN's 1981 album "Fair Warning", during a recent appearance on "The Howard Stern Show". Satriani later said...
November 21, 2023

EXTREME Pays Tribute To Fans In New 'Thicker Than Blood' Music Video

Just before kicking off their next run of European tour dates this month, multi-platinum rockers EXTREME return with yet another treat for fans. Announced today, the band honor their supporters with the latest music video release for "Thicker Than Blood", off the critically acclaimed album "Six". An...
November 21, 2023

EXTREME Announces March 2024 U.S. Tour Dates With LIVING COLOUR

Veteran hard rock band EXTREME has added more dates to its "Thicker Than Blood" tour with special guests LIVING COLOUR. The new shows will follow EXTREME's recently announced January/February 2024 shows with LIVING COLOUR which will kick off in Englewood, New Jersey on January 24, and include an app...
November 13, 2023

EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Lists Los Angeles Home For $4 Million

According to Wendy Bowman of Robb Report, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has put his California home on the market for $3.95 million. The 57-year-old musician purchased the property atop the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles for $2.1 million back in April 2013. The five-bedroom, seven...
November 2, 2023

EXTREME Releases Music Video For 'Hurricane'

Following the success of their latest album "Six", multi-platinum hard rockers EXTREME are back with a new music video for their single "Hurricane". The track, which features EXTREME's unique vocal interplay between Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, mixes velvet-smooth harmonies and a delicately pl...
October 12, 2023

EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT On Playing Guitar: 'It's Not An Olympics To Be Scored On Or Judged On'

In a new interview with Sweetwater's resident metal maestro Nick Bowcott, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was asked what advice he would give to someone who would like to follow in a few of his footsteps and have the longevity he has had. He responded in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
October 3, 2023


Nuno Bettencourt has once again dismissed suggestions that his is Eddie Van Halen's heir in the realm of rock guitar playing. Discussing the late guitar legend's legacy in a new interview with Tony González of Made In Metal, the EXTREME guitarist was asked to share his thoughts on being referred to...
September 22, 2023

EXTREME Announces Second U.S. Leg Of 'Thicker Than Blood' Tour With LIVING COLOUR

Veteran hard rock band EXTREME has announced the second U.S. leg of its "Thicker Than Blood" tour. Following an impressive run of sold-out shows and high fan demand, the group will be back on the road in 2024 for an additional 21 dates alongside special guests LIVING COLOUR. Kicking off in Englewood...
September 12, 2023

NUNO BETTENCOURT Says EXTREME Had Three Albums' Worth Of Material To Choose From For 'Six' LP

In a new interview with American Musical Supply, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt spoke about the making of the band's new album, "Six", which came out on June 9 via earMUSIC. "Six" landed at position No. 10 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart with first-week sales of 12,500 copies. The set marke...
September 11, 2023

EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT: 'I've Always Believed That Rock And Roll Is Not Complex'

In a new interview with Australia's May The Rock Be With You, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt discussed the overwhelmingly positive response to the band's latest album, "Six", in particular the song "Rise", which features a guitarist solo that Total Guitar magazine has called "one of the 21st cen...
September 3, 2023

EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Explains The 'Funk' Influence In His Guitar Playing

In a new interview with Australian Musician, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt spoke about the "funk" influence in his playing. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think it's kind of just an attraction. I'm the youngest of 10 kids, so I grew up around a lot of different genres and diff...
August 13, 2023