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

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2,290,004
Hole Hearted - Extreme

Hole Hearted

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265,452
Get The Funk Out - Extreme

Get The Funk Out

60,430
254,630
Play With Me - Extreme

Play With Me

46,426
237,702
Decadence Dance - Extreme

Decadence Dance

39,080
162,186
Rest in Peace - Extreme

Rest in Peace

28,235
126,474
Li'l Jack Horny - Extreme

Li'l Jack Horny

25,428
89,146
When I'm President - Extreme

When I'm President

24,725
89,570
It ('s A Monster) - Extreme

It ('s A Monster)

24,413
95,026
Pornograffitti - Extreme

Pornograffitti

23,855
90,573
Song For Love - Extreme

Song For Love

20,963
78,143
He-Man Woman Hater - Extreme

He-Man Woman Hater

19,548
79,264
Tragic Comic - Extreme

Tragic Comic

18,556
76,667
Kid Ego - Extreme

Kid Ego

17,481
67,976
Cupid's Dead - Extreme

Cupid's Dead

16,475
73,379
Stop The World - Extreme

Stop The World

15,671
59,625
Warheads - Extreme

Warheads

14,559
57,402
Hip Today - Extreme

Hip Today

13,205
51,753
Politicalamity - Extreme

Politicalamity

12,218
45,632
Color Me Blind - Extreme

Color Me Blind

11,730
44,908
Peacemaker Die - Extreme

Peacemaker Die

11,292
43,829
Star - Extreme

Star

11,014
40,130
Little Girls - Extreme

Little Girls

10,581
37,456
Comfortably Dumb - Extreme

Comfortably Dumb

10,412
41,130
Our Father - Extreme

Our Father

10,328
36,501
Leave Me Alone - Extreme

Leave Me Alone

10,233
35,243
Seven Sundays - Extreme

Seven Sundays

9,861
33,127
Midnight Express - Extreme

Midnight Express

9,697
41,278
Wind Me Up - Extreme

Wind Me Up

9,688
31,579
Teacher's Pet - Extreme

Teacher's Pet

9,284
32,379
Cynical - Extreme

Cynical

9,174
36,058
There Is No God - Extreme

There Is No God

8,603
30,628
Take Us Alive - Extreme

Take Us Alive

8,549
32,163
Learn To Love - Extreme

Learn To Love

7,725
28,555
Smoke Signals - Extreme

Smoke Signals

7,676
25,656
Run - Extreme

Run

7,638
27,955
Flesh 'N' Blood - Extreme

Flesh 'N' Blood

7,401
24,087
Last Hour - Extreme

Last Hour

7,348
29,378
Ghost - Extreme

Ghost

7,292
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