Artist Name: Extreme

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ExtremeExtreme is an American hard rock / heavy metal 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

443,702
2,183,458
Hole Hearted - Extreme

Hole Hearted

60,103
256,477
Get The Funk Out - Extreme

Get The Funk Out

58,293
244,052
Play With Me - Extreme

Play With Me

45,077
229,681
Decadence Dance - Extreme

Decadence Dance

38,329
157,817
Rest in Peace - Extreme

Rest in Peace

27,332
121,665
Li'l Jack Horny - Extreme

Li'l Jack Horny

24,979
86,983
When I'm President - Extreme

When I'm President

24,285
87,349
It ('s A Monster) - Extreme

It ('s A Monster)

23,981
92,553
Pornograffitti - Extreme

Pornograffitti

23,440
88,420
Song For Love - Extreme

Song For Love

20,601
76,057
He-Man Woman Hater - Extreme

He-Man Woman Hater

19,037
76,359
Tragic Comic - Extreme

Tragic Comic

18,210
74,554
Kid Ego - Extreme

Kid Ego

17,107
66,115
Cupid's Dead - Extreme

Cupid's Dead

16,118
71,208
Stop The World - Extreme

Stop The World

15,395
58,076
Warheads - Extreme

Warheads

14,244
55,669
Hip Today - Extreme

Hip Today

12,994
50,461
Politicalamity - Extreme

Politicalamity

11,943
44,304
Color Me Blind - Extreme

Color Me Blind

11,497
43,638
Peacemaker Die - Extreme

Peacemaker Die

11,052
42,575
Star - Extreme

Star

10,887
39,358
Little Girls - Extreme

Little Girls

10,367
36,325
Comfortably Dumb - Extreme

Comfortably Dumb

10,249
40,265
Our Father - Extreme

Our Father

10,126
35,542
Leave Me Alone - Extreme

Leave Me Alone

10,082
34,415
Seven Sundays - Extreme

Seven Sundays

9,660
32,294
Wind Me Up - Extreme

Wind Me Up

9,501
30,682
Midnight Express - Extreme

Midnight Express

9,378
39,940
Teacher's Pet - Extreme

Teacher's Pet

9,107
31,555
Cynical - Extreme

Cynical

8,989
34,788
Take Us Alive - Extreme

Take Us Alive

8,420
31,412
There Is No God - Extreme

There Is No God

8,415
29,691
Learn To Love - Extreme

Learn To Love

7,601
27,950
Run - Extreme

Run

7,541
27,419
Smoke Signals - Extreme

Smoke Signals

7,535
24,892
Flesh 'N' Blood - Extreme

Flesh 'N' Blood

7,276
23,475
Last Hour - Extreme

Last Hour

7,199
28,784
Ghost - Extreme

Ghost

7,197
30,146
Flower Man - Extreme

Flower Man

6,857
23,842
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