Artist Name: Extreme

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ExtremeExtreme is an American hard rock band consisting of singer/guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt, singer/lyricist Gary Cherone, bassist/singer Pat Badger and drummer Kevin Figueiredo. The band first formed in 1985 in Boston with then drummer Paul Geary (who later got replaced by drummer Mike Mangini) until the band decided to go on an indefinite hiatus that ended up lasting more than 10 years (1996 - 2006). The band's influences range from the progressive hard rock and elaborate multi-vocals parts of Queen, the energy of Aerosmith and Van Halen, as well as Beatlesque pop and a Led Zeppelin organic feeling.

Consequently, Extreme's music is never easy to classify; it's not just heavy metal, hard rock, or pop— their albums cover all of that territory with a sweeping ambition and a social consciousness to match. Although a mostly hard rock band, it was the Everly Brothers-style acoustic ballad, "More Than Words," that crossed them over into the mainstream — it hit number one and the follow-up single, the acoustic-based pop rocker "Hole Hearted," hit number four.

They released two albums in the hey day of glam metal but received diminished attention from the mainstream following the grunge explosion following the release of Nirvana's "Nevermind" in 1991. Despite this, they released two more albums before the hiatus. Vocalist Gary Cherone went on to join Van Halen in 1997, replacing Sammy Hagar, and the group released "Van Halen III." He left Van Halen soon after, in 1999 and formed Tribe of Judah, with fellow Extreme members Pat Badger and Mike Mangini.

The group reformed in 2004 for a short tour of Boston and Japan as well as reforming in 2006 for a small U.S. tour. On November 26th 2007, it was announced that Extreme would come back in 2008 with a new album & tour.

Top Track of Atist: Extreme

More Than Words - Extreme

More Than Words

454,569
2,252,622
Hole Hearted - Extreme

Hole Hearted

61,113
262,379
Get The Funk Out - Extreme

Get The Funk Out

59,759
251,068
Play With Me - Extreme

Play With Me

45,934
234,712
Decadence Dance - Extreme

Decadence Dance

38,845
160,828
Rest in Peace - Extreme

Rest in Peace

27,947
124,694
Li'l Jack Horny - Extreme

Li'l Jack Horny

25,292
88,474
When I'm President - Extreme

When I'm President

24,585
88,849
It ('s A Monster) - Extreme

It ('s A Monster)

24,275
94,263
Pornograffitti - Extreme

Pornograffitti

23,715
89,908
Song For Love - Extreme

Song For Love

20,849
77,469
He-Man Woman Hater - Extreme

He-Man Woman Hater

19,378
78,329
Tragic Comic - Extreme

Tragic Comic

18,451
75,893
Kid Ego - Extreme

Kid Ego

17,370
67,431
Cupid's Dead - Extreme

Cupid's Dead

16,353
72,564
Stop The World - Extreme

Stop The World

15,584
59,092
Warheads - Extreme

Warheads

14,452
56,777
Hip Today - Extreme

Hip Today

13,149
51,330
Politicalamity - Extreme

Politicalamity

12,135
45,137
Color Me Blind - Extreme

Color Me Blind

11,647
44,468
Peacemaker Die - Extreme

Peacemaker Die

11,209
43,398
Star - Extreme

Star

10,983
39,920
Little Girls - Extreme

Little Girls

10,519
37,084
Comfortably Dumb - Extreme

Comfortably Dumb

10,364
40,912
Our Father - Extreme

Our Father

10,258
36,138
Leave Me Alone - Extreme

Leave Me Alone

10,201
35,040
Seven Sundays - Extreme

Seven Sundays

9,788
32,805
Wind Me Up - Extreme

Wind Me Up

9,634
31,300
Midnight Express - Extreme

Midnight Express

9,535
40,760
Teacher's Pet - Extreme

Teacher's Pet

9,224
32,136
Cynical - Extreme

Cynical

9,125
35,560
There Is No God - Extreme

There Is No God

8,550
30,341
Take Us Alive - Extreme

Take Us Alive

8,511
31,935
Learn To Love - Extreme

Learn To Love

7,693
28,426
Smoke Signals - Extreme

Smoke Signals

7,635
25,383
Run - Extreme

Run

7,611
27,804
Flesh 'N' Blood - Extreme

Flesh 'N' Blood

7,365
23,855
Last Hour - Extreme

Last Hour

7,298
29,235
Ghost - Extreme

Ghost

7,268
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