Hair Metal


Boston's own. Guitar god, Nuno Bettencourt, sets fire to millions of notes across their self-titled album and Pornograffitti. Do you wanna play?

Boston's own, Extreme, were purveyors of the decadence dance. The classic lineup consists of Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt, Patrick Badger, and Paul Geary.

Extreme, a Hair Metal rock band from United States
Extreme | United States


They actually won a few Boston Music Awards in their day, so yeah, they were Boston's own. They were also the writers of Play With Me, the outrageous, and classicly inspired hair metal hit from the Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure soundtrack.

This was all before lead singer Cherone went on to be in Van Halen, replacing not one, but two high profile singers in David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar.

Paul Geary's departure in 1994 put an end to the "classic lineup" of Extreme. That said, they are still touring and performing to this day.

Extreme Band Members

  • Gary Cherone
  • Kevin Figueiredo
  • Nuno Bettencourt
  • Pat Badger

Extreme Past Members

  • Mike Mangini
  • Paul Geary


The Hit: More Than Words

313 million views on youtube should tell you everything you need to know. If all you heard from Extreme was More Than Words, you'd never understand how triumphant some of their work truly is/was.


Extreme had some pretty rad tours, including one with Mr. Big

  • Extreme Tour
  • Pornograffitti Tour
  • III Sides to Every Story Tour
  • Waiting for the Punchline Tour

Reviews of Extreme Albums