View Full Version : Nuno Bettencourt - Extreme / Dramagods

05-28-2011, 01:19 AM
Hello, here is a topic on a genius musician and his bands / albums.
Just listen to Extreme - Everything Under The Sun (http://www.deezer.com/listen-2320546) for a quick part of his talent.
If you have never heard his music, make sure to listen to "Extreme - III Sides to Every Story (http://www.deezer.com/fr/index.php#music/extreme/iii-sides-to-every-story-231124)" and "Dramagods - Love (http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Dramagods+Love/39248670)" albums and tell me what you think about them.

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Nuno Bettencourt (born September 20, 1966) is a Portuguese guitarist and singer-songwriter best known for his role as the lead guitarist of the Boston rock band Extreme whose hits include the acoustic ballads "More Than Words (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrIiLvg58SY)" and "Hole Hearted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-h4A7bF8wQ&)". The songs reached #1 and #4, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1991.
The band broke up in 1996 when Bettencourt expressed his desire to follow a solo career
In 2007, Extreme reformed with the original line up (with the exception of Paul Geary) to begin work on a new album, Saudades de Rock, released on August 12, 2008, and subsequent tour.

Nuno has recorded a solo project called Schizophonic (http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Nuno+Schizophonic/40072352) as well as with bands he founded including Mourning Widows, Population 1 (http://www.deezer.com/fr/index.php#music/population-1/population-1-348616), DramaGods, The Satellite Party (headed by Jane's Addiction's former frontman and Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell), and then reunited with Extreme to record new music and tour.

Since 1990, Bettencourt has had his own line of custom guitars designed by Washburn Guitars. His line is known as the N-Series, and is currently promoting the Washburn N4.

Nuno is also currently the lead guitarist for the R&B artist Rihanna for her Last Girl on Earth Tour.

Videos Live
Extreme - Queen Medley @ Freddie Mercury Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NvnfXJK0Uw&feature=related)
Nuno - Midnight Express (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTpyRCNbqy8&feature=fvw)
Extreme - Hip Today (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm3tQYXbpKo)
Extreme - It's a Monster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTcLmacrwvI)
Extreme - Warheads (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGhy6HlgRBU)
Extreme - Decadence Dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh5NvlZzsKI)
Extreme - Take Us Alive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNlzzNr1T9s)
Nuno - Flight Of The Wounded Bumblebee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJvG1i79CPc&feature=related)
Dramagods - Gravity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5-VLzX7i-o)
Dramagods - Get The Funk Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LKaHGclq3o)
Dramagods - Exit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygi018KLowQ&feature=related)
Dramagods - More Than Words (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG7sUFHI84g&feature=related)
Dramagods - QPD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPmpBOmti-g&feature=related)


Videos Clip
Dramagods - Something About You VideoClip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfIO3cc6Xmk&feature=related)
Mourning Widows - Sick Punk VideoClip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE7SPZjKsrM&feature=related)
Nuno - Crave VideoClip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSOBThMHwGY)
Extreme - More Than Words (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrIiLvg58SY)
Extreme - Hole Hearted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-h4A7bF8wQ&)
Extreme - Stop The World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ray4SeegoKc)

Guitar stuff
Decadence Dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQAKzHKEzoc)
Get The Funk Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU5PCcrjmAk)

Website : http://extreme-band.com/site/


05-28-2011, 04:07 AM
Wow I didn't know he was the guy in Extreme. In fact, I'd never heard of him until I bought his signature guitar strings a couple of years ago. I bought a bunch of them and I still have some today. Best strings I've ever used.