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Extreme

Band, 1985-1996
Rock
A.k.a. Extreme

It all started when four Boston-bred kids joined forces in the late 80s to form Extreme. With an original new sound and groundbreaking records, the foursome was immediately recognized as innovators in the world of rock & roll. The band has described their music as “Funky Metal” in the early days, but it would evolve much more in the mid-90s by blending classic rock influences with post-grunge and alternative rock. Wikipedia: Extreme is an American rock band, headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, that reached the height of their popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Among some of Extreme's musical influences are Van Halen, Queen, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin. The band played at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992 and Cherone joined Van Halen in 1996.[8] The band has described their music as "funky metal" in the early days, but it would evolve much more in the mid-1990s by blending classic rock influences with post-grunge and alternative rock. They have released five studio albums, two EPs (in Japan) and two compilation albums since their formation. The band was one of the most successful rock acts of the early 1990s, selling over 10 million albums worldwide.[9] Extreme achieved their greatest success with their 1990 album Pornograffitti, which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold in May 1991 and double platinum in October 1992.[10] That album featured the acoustic ballad single "More Than Words", which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

        
Members
PortraitNuno Bettencourt
g, p *1966 US
PortraitGary Cherone
voc, bvoc *1961 US
PortraitPat Badger
voc, b, eb *1967 US
PortraitPaul Geary
dr, perc, voc *1961 US
PortraitKevin Figueiredo
dr *1977 CA
PortraitMike Mangini
dr *1963 US
Popular Tracks   
More Than Words on Extreme II - Pornograffitti by Extreme
Play With Me on Extreme by Extreme
More Than Words - Remix on Extreme II: Pornograffitti by Extreme
Hole Hearted on Extreme II - Pornograffitti by Extreme
Get The Funk Out on Extreme II - Pornograffitti by Extreme
More Than Words - Edit on Extreme II: Pornograffitti by Extreme
More Than Words (Live) on Pornograffitti Live 25 / Metal Meltdown by Extreme
Rest In Peace on III Sides To Every Story by Extreme
Mutha (Don't Wanna Go To School Today) on Extreme by Extreme
Kid Ego on Extreme by Extreme

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Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Pornograffitti Live 25Extreme2016Album
Festival Mare De Agosto 1987Extreme2014Album
DemograffittiExtreme2013Album
The Take Us CollectionExtreme2010Album
Take Us Alive - Boston 2009Extreme2010Album
Star / GhostExtreme2008Single
Saudades De RockExtreme2008Album
MP3 Collection (Новая Коллекция)Extreme, Nuno Bettencourt2007Album
VideograffittiExtreme2006Album
Новая Фонотека В КарманеExtreme2005Compil.
Classic ExtremeExtreme2005Album
Rock StarsExtreme2004Compil.
The Best Of ExtremeExtreme2004Album
The CollectionExtreme2002Compil.
The Best Of ExtremeExtreme2002Compil.
Rock HeroesExtreme2000Compil.
The Best Of Extreme: An Accidental Collication Of Atoms?Extreme1998Compil.
Музыкальная ЭнциклопедияHelloween, Gamma Ray, Extreme1998Compil.
Waiting For The Punchline (Sampler)Extreme1995Album
Waiting For The PunchlineExtreme1995Album
Hip TodayExtreme1995Single
UnconditionallyExtreme1995Album
CynicalExtreme1995Single
UnconditionallyExtreme1995Single
Running GagExtreme1995Album
Dreams Come TrueExtreme1994Album
London 1992Extreme1994Album
Selections From Their Upcoming Full-length Waiting For The PunchlineExtreme1994Album
We Will Rock YouExtreme1994Album
There Is No GodExtreme1994Single
No Way OutExtreme1993Album
Northern NightExtreme1993Album
Peacemaker, Die!!Extreme1993Album
Stop The World 1992 World TourExtreme1993Album
Extreme & PornograffittiExtreme1993Compil.
Take It To The LimitsExtreme1993Album
Funk The WorldExtreme1993Album
ManiacExtreme1993Album
Tragic ComicExtreme1993Album
Live At Newbury SoundExtreme1992Album
Hollywood Rock 1992Extreme1992Album
Big Boys Don't CryExtreme1992Album
Play !!Extreme1992Album
Stop The WorldExtreme1992Album
Song For LoveExtreme1992Single
Song For Love / Let's Get RockedExtreme / Def Leppard1992Album
Am I Ever Gonna ChangeExtreme1992Album
Rest In PeaceExtreme1992Single
More Extreme WordsExtreme1992Album
Stop The WorldExtreme1992Single
Tragic ComicExtreme1992Single
All Funked UpExtreme1992Album
Live BootlegExtreme1992Album
California 1989Extreme1992Album
My Destiny / Rest In PeaceLionel Richie / Extreme1992Single
Get The Funk Out!Extreme1992Album
III Sides To Every StoryExtreme1992Album
Extremely LiveExtreme1992Album
PhotograffittiExtreme1991Album
More Than Words/Nice Place To VisitExtreme1991Single
Can't Stop This Thing We Started / Hole HeartedBryan Adams / Extreme1991Single
Décadence Dance / Get The Funk OutExtreme1990Album
Hole Hearted / Get The Funk OutExtreme1990Single
Hole Hearted / More Than WordsExtreme1990Single
People Are Still Having Sex / More Than WordsLaTour / Extreme1990Single
Decadence DanceExtreme1990Single
Hole HeartedExtreme1990Single
Extreme II : Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairytale)Extreme1990Album
Get The Funk OutExtreme1990Single
More Than Words / Wicked GameExtreme / Chris Isaak1990Single
Get The Funk Out / More Than WordsExtreme1990Single
More Than WordsExtreme1990Single
ExtragraffittiExtreme1990Compil.
Little GirlsExtreme1989Single
ExtremeExtreme1989Album
Mutha (Don't Wanna Go To School Today)Extreme1989Single
Kid EgoExtreme1989Single
X-Rated FairytalesExtremeAlbum
Play With MeExtremeAlbum
In The Heart Of The Young / VideograffittiWinger / ExtremeAlbum
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