Extreme announce new album and releases first single
Extreme announced their sixth studio album “Six” that will be out next June 9 and released “Rise” the first single of the new record. It is their first album in nearly 15 years and the band’s current line-up has Gary Cherone (Vocals – original member), Nuno Bettencourt (Guitar, keyboards, piano – original member), Pat Badger (Bass – Since 1986) and Kevin Figueiredo (Drums – Since 2007).
Hear the new Extreme song “Rise”
“When Eddie Van Halen passed, it really hit me. I’m not going to be the one who will take the throne, but I felt some responsibility to keep guitar playing alive. So, you hear a lot of fire on the record,” Nuno Bettencourt said in an official statement.
The vocalist Gary Cherone also talked about the new record, saying: “With Extreme, there’s always a lot of passion and a little piss and vinegar. We’re not in competition with anybody else, but we strive to outdo ourselves.”
“There are some moments on this album where we did. We’ve managed to stay together after all of these years. We feel like we have something to prove when we get on stage or in the studio. Because of that, I believe some of these songs are among the best we’ve written,” Gary Cherone said.
- “Other Side of the Rainbow”
- “Small Town Beautiful”
- “The Mask”
- “Thicker Than Blood”
- “Save Me”
- “X Out”
- “Beautiful Girls”
- “Here’s to the Losers”
Extreme was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985 and achieved the height of their career in the late 80 and early 90s with hits like “More Than Words”, “Hole Hearted” and “Get The Funk Out”.
They are one of the most successful bands from the 90s with an estimated amount of more than 10 million records sold wolrdwide.