Extreme (band)

American rock band

Extreme is an American rock band. They are headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt.[1] They were popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, 2008
Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, 2008
Background information
OriginMalden, Massachusetts
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, funk metal, glam metal
Years active1985–1996, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007–present
MembersGary Cherone
Nuno Bettencourt
Pat Badger
Kevin Figueiredo
Past member(s)Paul Geary
Mike Mangini
Paul Mangone
Peter Hunt
Hal Lebeaux
Carl Restivo
Laurent Duval

Among some of Extreme's musical influences are Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Queen.

Extreme had their greatest success with their 1990 album Pornograffitti. It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200. It became gold in May 1991 and 2×platinum in October 1992.[2] That album had the ballad single "More Than Words," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 in the United States.




  1. "Blabbermouth.Net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01.[permanent dead link]
  2. "RIAA Certification (type in "Extreme" in the artist box)". Riaa.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.