The Dream>>EXTREME - USA

Extreme - 1989 - A&M
Pornograffiti - 1990 - A&M
III Sides To Every Story - 1992 - A&M
Waiting For The Punchline - 1995 - A&M
Saudades De Rock - 2008 - Independent


  
 
Members

S= Van Halen, Tribe Of Judah, Hurtsmile>>GARY CHERONE>>Van Halen, Tribe Of Judah, Hurtsmile
G= Solo, Mourning Widows, DramaGods, Rihanna>>NUNO BETTENCOURT>>Solo, Mourning Widows, DramaGods, Rihanna
B= In The Pink, Super Trans Atlantic, Solo>>PAT BADGER>>Super Trans Atlantic, Solo
D= Paul Geary - Annihilator>>Michael Mangini>>Vai, Tribe Of Judah, Annihilator, Dream Theater - KEVIN FIGUEIREDO



History

Formed by Geary and Cherone in 1986 as a glam band in Boston, they signed with A&M and released a debut after recruiting Bettencourt. The debut sold 300,000 copies. The band's More Than Words slow song immediately climbed up the charts and Extreme became super stars. For this second album Extreme toured with ZZ Top. III Sides was in fact a three CD set which did better than expected. Still the band's fourth album - featuring Mangini - went nowhere and the band moved on as Cherone couldn't refuse an offer to join his heroes Van Halen. The Dream had a self-titled album in 1995 and featured Geary and Cherone.

The group reunited in 2004 and played in the USA and Japan. A reunited Extreme was following up its American shows with a new album in the spring of 2008. Kevin Figueiredo was on drums. The reunited band named its next album, Saudades De Rock. It was the debut of drummer Kevin Figueiredo in Extreme. The group was touring North America. Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was hired by Rihanna to be her 2010 world tour lead guitarist. Bettencourt used adjectives like “heavy,” or “funky” and “rocks” to describe his employer. Extreme announced the release of a new DVD and CD, entitled Take Us Alive, for April of 2010. The recording was shot on August 8th, 2009 at the House of Blues in Boston.

Frontiers Records was releasing Hurtsmile's self-titled debut album on January 21st, 2011. Hurtsmile was a new band featuring singer Gary Cherone who has teamed up with his brother Mark. Extreme's Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown DVD was released on October 28 2016.

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