The Nuno Bettencourt Solo Everyone is Talking About

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    Rick BeatoRick Beato

    In this video I discuss Nuno Bettencourt's INSANE solo from Extreme's new single "Rise".

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Simon Psychosis
Simon Psychosis

I can't begin to tell you just how happy it makes me feel to FINALLY see Nuno getting the credit he's been due, for so long now. Genius.

Vor 4 Tage
R Montrose
R Montrose

@Michael Pate Well Doug Aldrich says Randy was a better guitar player than Eddie... And Doug is better player than me :-) So you have to come up with a better guitar play than Doug who says Eddie is better lol

Vor 6 Stunden
Michael Pate
Michael Pate

@R Montrose Yeah, he never played an acoustic or classical guitar in his whole career, huh? Anyway, "better" is so subjective it's laughable. I say Eddie was better. So what now? My point is not to stir up animosity, just to point out the uselessness of using the word "better" about musicians of that caliber. You prefer Randy Rhoads? Great. Others don't. And to imply that none of Eddie 's solos had melody, or that he was unaware of, and never used, acoustic guitars, is just stupid.

Vor 7 Stunden
R Montrose
R Montrose

Not to take anything from Nuno - But Rick and Eddie Eddie Eddie?? I was blessed to see both Eddie and Randy front row. Eddie was an innovator YES with tapping, Whammy Tricks and running hot Marshall's.... But Randy was clearly a better Guitar Player. Rick Check out: Mr. Crowley live 1981 4:20 SATO Lead or any Randy Solo goodbye to romance lead actual has melody And DEE - Eddie didn't ever know what an acoustic or classical guitar was...

Vor 8 Stunden
Jason Little
Jason Little

Amen! Nuno is been blasting solos like this for 30 years!!

Vor 10 Stunden
Judith Flow
Judith Flow

Well, he did get to play with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, the three of them together was awesome, and the credit he deserved from those who matter most, from those who understood how awesome he was and is. Would be neat if those three came together again sometime.

Vor 11 Stunden
MA D
MA D

Being a child of the '70 and '80's Eddie is a "guitar god." But Nuno is sua própria pessoa, seu próprio estilo e está sozinho em sua perfeição.

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Javier MG
Javier MG

That is fully certo!

Vor 3 Stunden
Erick Jason
Erick Jason

Si.

Vor 11 Stunden
CryptoDave
CryptoDave

@Samantha G. Jones and?

Vor 11 Stunden
Samantha G. Jones
Samantha G. Jones

@CryptoDave yeah, but we aren't!!!

Vor 11 Stunden
Samantha G. Jones
Samantha G. Jones

@CryptoDave yeah, but we aren't!!!

Vor 11 Stunden
Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker

I like the way Rick still cannot resist playing air guitar even when he's holding an actual guitar! Love it.

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welding & rock and roll
welding & rock and roll

He didn't think rhcp did Eddie justice, so he did it better!

Vor 11 Stunden
Le Blille
Le Blille

Except he didn’t do air tap, so he lost many points there. He may need to retry the stage.

Vor 12 Stunden
MetalizedButt
MetalizedButt

Cos he can’t play Nuno’s solo

Vor 12 Stunden
Joseph Vega
Joseph Vega

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 so true

Vor 13 Stunden
Michael H
Michael H

😄😄😄👍👍

Vor 14 Stunden
Kirk Shipp
Kirk Shipp

It almost makes me cry, hearing this song because someone is finally writing songs the way they used to be written again. The world might get fixed after all!

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Shelton Chang
Shelton Chang

It is sad that people are writing songs like they used to and not writing songs that are innovative.

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Barry Clay
Barry Clay

At least we have hope in the form of Mr. B!

Vor 7 Stunden
Stellar Creations
Stellar Creations

Music resets itself every 30 years.... Amen

Vor 9 Stunden
ATX0705
ATX0705

Rick's ability to pick out by ear what's being played on songs is insane.

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Heavy Metal Mania
Heavy Metal Mania

Orgulho! 🇵🇹

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Heavy Metal Mania
Heavy Metal Mania

@CryptoDave Terceira is the Azores Island where Nuno was born 🤘

Vor 11 Stunden
CryptoDave
CryptoDave

@Frank Vieira third what?

Vor 11 Stunden
Frank Vieira
Frank Vieira

Viva Terceira

Vor 13 Stunden
Mark Manson
Mark Manson

Nuno has been the "your favorite guitarist's favorite guitarist" guy for decades now. Maybe the best rock musician ever that non-musicians don't know about.

Vor 4 Tage
The Renaissance Man Project
The Renaissance Man Project

Song has the same melody as an STP song

Vor 18 Stunden
Younes Brijan
Younes Brijan

Mark Manson talking about Nuno is the crossover we never knew we needed in life until it happened.

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RawMeat Mantree
RawMeat Mantree

*sniff* that was beautiful man…..

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Kane
Kane

@real science that’s absolutely mind boggling Extreme was incredibly popular early 90’s and it was well known Nuno was insane at guitar

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Joefry Hutagaol
Joefry Hutagaol

​@real science You must be an incredible player, a Best Listener, a Great song writer.. .. I never heard of you.😅

Vor 2 Tage
lbeis
lbeis

He's been my favorite since their first album. Finally got to see them just last Summer. It was the best show I've ever been to and Nuno killed it all night. Nice to see people are paying attention to him.

Vor 16 Stunden
Jan Fagernäs
Jan Fagernäs

That is so classic Nuno! So happy Extreme came back with this. What a solo! This took me back 30 years.

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Snowy Bear
Snowy Bear

I went to school with Nuno. He dropped out and played guitar for hours a day every day. Truly gifted from a gifted musical family.

Vor 2 Tage
Ken Duffy
Ken Duffy

@Snowy Bear Yeah, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after I graduated high school? ( Either way, I had to work or go to college) Lol, there was no way I was going to be allowed to live at home & not work, like my kids! I took a year off, and got a job, it sucked! Then I was actually going to join the military. I took the ASVAB test & all. Then my Mom got me a job with Suffolk County in NY. So I worked as a civil servant for 24 years, with no complaints. I think my Mom pulled a fast one because if you recall Desert Storm was just getting heated up & I don’t think she wanted her only boy going off to war. I have 3 AWESOME sisters but no brothers. So yeah, I was a Momma's boy! But, I wouldn’t trade one of my sisters for a brother! And as that stupid song goes: “That’s my story & I’m stickin’ to it!” Lol... Peace

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Snowy Bear
Snowy Bear

@Ken Duffy It does. I graduated in 1982. My parents would have done the same to me. I'm a high for school and college graduate.

Vor 8 Stunden
Ken Duffy
Ken Duffy

@Uba Tooba I agree.. 99.9% with you. However, people with perfect pitch (If never personal with perfect pitch) I have played with people good relative pitch and others that have better relative pitch & I’m pretty good. I don’t know… someone like Randy Roads for example. (Who I know was classically trained. By who or for how long I do not know) he was only 25 when he died. I mean at 25? He wasn’t close to hitting his ceiling. I only picked Randy Roads be he was the 4 person other than Eddie V, Nuno & Rob Thomas. Though Randy’s guitar playing was effin awesome. I couldn’t pick up a bass guitar & play it (other than a 1-2 licks that some showed me on guitar) I didn’t know how to make music until teacher came over the house once a week. I’m not an Eddie that figured out on his own (extremely fast) own what frets to hit & figured out tapping. I’m not arguing you & I agree that 99.9 of us need to practice. (practice is everything) Other 1% maybe not as much so?

Vor 16 Stunden
Ken Duffy
Ken Duffy

@only1too I couldn’t agree more! I’m glad both of my children graduated HS in 16 & 17.

Vor 17 Stunden
Bryan Girod
Bryan Girod

My favorite Extreme album is their self titled debut. Nuno's solo prior to Mutha (Don't Wanna Go to School Today) is flat out amazing. That's when I knew he was a special player

Vor 20 Stunden
Matthew Gould
Matthew Gould

I miss King Ed very much and cannot tell you how revved I am to hear Nuno playing as good as this - he is THE man!! Thank you Nuno for keeping the fire burning..

Vor 2 Tage
Bradley Swanson
Bradley Swanson

I don’t think we can talk about Extreme without mentioning their criminality underrated 3rd album “III Sides To Every Story”. That thing is a masterpiece. It’s one of the best albums of the 90s and hardly anyone has heard it.

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beepbopboh
beepbopboh

Showed it to my wife on a road trip yesterday. The rest of the world is catching up to what we’ve always known .

Vor 10 Stunden
Cesar Carpio
Cesar Carpio

Yes

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Nando Rossi
Nando Rossi

@Psyop Beats might be a taste thing. I think he'd be annoying in any other band, but in Extreme I feel it all goes well together.

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JsinOwl
JsinOwl

I've always wished Rick would talk about III Sides, as not only is it one of the greatest records of all time, it's one of the greatest concept records of all time, and the variety and originality of the songs is astounding. It is for sure in my top 10 desert island records.

Vor 16 Stunden
Greg Archer
Greg Archer

@Roger Masa Paul was more of a basic drummer and I'd say the weakest link in the chain for sure. It would be interesting to hear all that old stuff with a more stylized drummer.

Vor 18 Stunden
Aaron
Aaron

Nuno and EVH have been my two favorite musicians for decades. Glad to see Nuno getting his due.

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Mig-L Made
Mig-L Made

Ganda Nuno!!!!! Ganda Rick!! Vocês são os maiores 😀 Keep it up guys, you rock! (literally) 👍🏽👍🏽

Vor 22 Stunden
820hurleyj
820hurleyj

Extreme was always a favorite. Glad to hear Nuno and Gary back together again!

Vor 2 Tage
Nando Rossi
Nando Rossi

Omg I can’t wait for a Nuno interview. I’m 41, I grew up in the early 90s listening to extreme (in fact they were the first rock band I remember being really into) and always loved that there was a Portuguese-American dude in the band (I’m Brazilian). He’s the rare case of a virtuoso who somehow comes off shy and integrates his solos in songs in such a way that the song just wouldn’t work without them. I’m a very basic guitarist, but always been amazed at how someone can be technically so advanced and still come off with so much groove and soul.

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Joe Decker
Joe Decker

One of the greats in the heavy rock genre, he’s brilliant.

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boingo insane
boingo insane

Rick! Everyone is talking about Nuno's solo. Myself included. It's awesome. But I realized that nobody is talking about Gary's vocals. Gary Cherone is 61 years old and kills it. He's just incredible.

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Henrik Petersson
Henrik Petersson

61 isn't very old though. Most singers who take care of their voice will sing really well at that age. Come back when he's 91.

Vor 11 Stunden
YTOnceAgain
YTOnceAgain

But it's a terrible vocal production. Tuned and compressed to death. That guy sounds a lot better than what we get with this record.

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Lee Mele
Lee Mele

@Ash Staunton l thought the same almost Alice In Chains later stuff too.

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Dave Basch
Dave Basch

The vocals remind me of Jeff Scott Soto

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Jim Doire
Jim Doire

@Ash Staunton Nope. I don't think so. Scott Weiland AT BEST was a local hero who got lucky. Gary is a force of nature. That guy, from his rooter to his tooter, is one of the best vocalists to ever roam the planet. And I don't even like singers. They are there just to fill up the space between guitar solos.

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Dave Johnson Audio
Dave Johnson Audio

Let's not forget how badass this drummer is too and the drum sound. He did some awesome drumming on the Dramagods album with Nuno. Sad that Mangini didn't pan out, but I love this drummer's style and he's a good fit with Extreme.

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Lucynda Beers
Lucynda Beers

This is my new favorite Extreme tune strictly because of Nuno's solo. Amazing!

Vor 17 Stunden
andydelgado
andydelgado

Definitively, this is Nuno at his finest! Incredible sound and incredible guitar player! One of the best!

Vor 2 Tage
Peter Buis
Peter Buis

Nuno did some amaaazing stuff on Dweezil’s solo record. his solo’s haunt me at night😅

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Ryan Seelbach
Ryan Seelbach

Yes killer solo. The song has a very Velvet Revolver vibe to it. The vocal pattern is very Scott Weiland for sure.

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kpaxfaq
kpaxfaq

First thing I thought as well

Vor 9 Stunden
dubois michel
dubois michel

So true

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Michael Pate
Michael Pate

@Tommy Estes When I played Rise for a couple of friends, I told them it sounded like a STP song, and started Singing the words to "Silvergun Superman" over Gary, and it fit perfectly. My buddies were kinda blown away.

Vor 11 Stunden
Michael Pate
Michael Pate

I said the exact same thing, man. Thought Gary was trying to do some Weiland.

Vor 11 Stunden
Edward Muscat
Edward Muscat

The main initial riff is very Metallic-ish too.

Vor 14 Stunden
XFLexiconMatt
XFLexiconMatt

I always felt that Extreme's 'Three Sides To Every Story' was a vastly underrated album.

Vor 4 Tage
Roger8176
Roger8176

​@XFLexiconMatt Nuno actually did some work with Steve Perry.

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Blake Helgoth
Blake Helgoth

People saying they don't like Seven Sundays obviously don't understand the album. Seven Sundays in April is Easter. It lasts 7 weeks (50 days, well Pentecost is on the 50th day).

Vor 2 Tage
Rafael Medina
Rafael Medina

The best…

Vor 2 Tage
Arturo Quinto
Arturo Quinto

It is one of best Rock albums ever recorded. Everything Under The Sun is just a pure delight to hear!

Vor 3 Tage
Mike Impressions & Reviews
Mike Impressions & Reviews

It’s one the of best ever. It’s Extreme’s Sgt Pepper

Vor 3 Tage
Dunebilly Dave
Dunebilly Dave

The part that begins at 2:55 and ends at 3:16 is my favorite part. It's just so beautiful.

Vor 6 Stunden
Dunebilly Dave
Dunebilly Dave

Rick, your guitar sounds incredible! How do you get such beautiful sounds out of it. You really knock my socks off all the time. Wow!

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Alan Matthew
Alan Matthew

First Eddie, then Randy, then NUNO. I've always known from day one how KILLER he is. My favorite solo of his is actually the rhythm solo he does during "Cupid's Dead." That is one KILLER chord solo.

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Andrew Pierce
Andrew Pierce

throw in Vai, Satriani, Paul Gilbert, George Lynch.

Vor 9 Stunden
Chris DeChiara
Chris DeChiara

I love the fact they literally feature this solo in the track. It's not just a guitar solo, but they're saying "listen to this freaking guitar solo!" It's all right in your face with no apologies. He also plays drums and I think that contributes to his impeccable rhythm. And then the voice. Such a beast!!

Vor 7 Stunden
Miguel E Espinosa
Miguel E Espinosa

Nuno's rhythm playing has always blown me away. This song has it all. I for one am about to hit the rewind button on the Extreme recordings to absorb Nuno's body of work.

Vor 9 Stunden
Absolutely Last Effect
Absolutely Last Effect

You can study all the notes and practice, but what gets really difficult is how those notes fit in time. Nuno like Eddy has a unique, inimitable, crazy feeling. And he feels it in everything he does. Never mind the amount of notes, it's how and where he puts them that makes the difference.... Welcome back Nuno.

Vor 2 Tage
test
test

He's a great soloist entirely because he's an awesome rhythm player IMO - he's got an innate killer groove, same as EVH.

Vor 22 Stunden
Robert Iola
Robert Iola

Just like Eddie, Nuno distinguishes himself because what he plays is MUSICAL, not just dazzling. Many have done the latter without the former. He's great.

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katskillz
katskillz

Exactly this. Personally, its astounding how quickly I lose interest with say Petrucci's flawless playing.

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Thera Pist
Thera Pist

I was never a big Extreme fan but i could never deny Nuno's guitar genius.

Vor 14 Stunden
Frank Rodenbaugh
Frank Rodenbaugh

His solo in "Play With Me" is my favorite of all time. It defined the action chase scene through the mall in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

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Jason Casale
Jason Casale

Nuno by far has been one of my all time favorites for decades now. His playing uniquely his un copied or reproduced by anyone so unique and funky at times. Just outstanding. As a fan of extreme all these years I can say it's time to take the spot in the lime light again Extreme. Soooo So Proud of this band bravo ...

Vor 2 Tage
Julio Scissors
Julio Scissors

That chorus is BEYOND catchy. This song gets me hyped up; it should be played in football stadiums when the team comes out lol

Vor 12 Stunden
Phil Graves
Phil Graves

Hands down best solo I've heard in a really long time!

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H
H

Nuno's tones, solos and arrangements on III Sides To Every Story and Waiting for the Punchline are phenomenal. You'll hear more solos like this on those albums.

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Andy Golborne
Andy Golborne

@Technical Difficulties well - you are entitled to an opinion.... :-) Three Sides was an still is fantastic - an under rated masterpiece of an album. Great to see the love for it in a lot of comments here. He is not the next Eddie, indeed, and have never tried to be. Never needed to be as he has his own voice. This solo, if anything, does sound like a bit of an Eddie tribute. And as for shoe horning his way into Ricks channel - did you actually listen to what Rick said, and also how much Rick genuinely obviously already appreciated Nuno's work?

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Andy Golborne
Andy Golborne

@Mike Uchima Wasn't there an acoustic or otherwise stripped down version of side 3 released at some point?

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Christopher John Curcio
Christopher John Curcio

@Daniel Bass I totally agree! I think it's underrated!

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Jordi A. TARRAGÓ
Jordi A. TARRAGÓ

Actually as right as you are it feels so weird that just some of us had this appreciation.

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Adam Phillips
Adam Phillips

Punchline is a GREAT record

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Ricardo Silva
Ricardo Silva

8:35 and also the thing with Nuno is that he plays his guitar so low when standing up and he can still manage to play those chops. Amazing technique.

Vor 13 Stunden
soyburglar
soyburglar

All of us who have been playing for a long time know Nuno as one of the GOATs. Complete and total skill AND vocabulary. I remember being 14 years old and hearing Rest In Peace for the first time. Dude melted my little face off.

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Omar Aspe CL
Omar Aspe CL

Very good solo. Takes EVH plus his own. He deserves much more recognition.

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Ashiqur Rohman
Ashiqur Rohman

I dn't know why but everytime i hear Nuno play i am reminded of Vitto Bratta(who in my opinion is one of the most underrated guitarist ever. That guy was a genius beyond words could describe. Sad he never got his due that he deserved )

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Mr Icarus2U
Mr Icarus2U

i cant help but think this solo is a tribute to EV. Nuno is so accomplised at playing his own style surely the only reason to play those eddy type riffs must be a tribute. Brilliant all the same.

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Matt MacArthur
Matt MacArthur

Nuno and Reb beach were both incredible players that really stood out during that time period . Both insanely underrated.

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Rabant777
Rabant777

@Noah Wurth When I read Matt's comment that Nuno and Reb stood out my first thought was ....and Vito!

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Matt MacArthur
Matt MacArthur

@iplayesp I’d take Rebs phrasing over Nunos! Nuno definitely has the edge in overall technical ability but personally I always loved Rebs choice of notes and think he’s actually a better slow player than nuno is ! Headed for a heartbreak says it all . Both amazing players !

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Andreas Lechner-Riedl
Andreas Lechner-Riedl

Underrated?! 😂

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HE’S coming soon
HE’S coming soon

❗❗❗Believe Jesus is the Son of God. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Read the Bible!

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rezza akbar
rezza akbar

@Andreas Lechner-Riedl You're right. Among these shredders, Nuno has the best songwriting skills. Well, or maybe, Paul is in the similar level with Nuno. However, to be fair, I think Randy has been more influential to the rock music compared to Nuno, Paul, or Yngwie.

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killertonetexas
killertonetexas

Nuno was so damn good at Generation Axe a few years ago. A welcome respite of melody and phrasing along with sick chops among all of the over the top craziness from some of the other players.

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Tim TPDRUMS
Tim TPDRUMS

I’ve always held nuno up there with the very best in the world. Never understood why he wasn’t considered up there with Vai, Satriani etc when he’s clearly able to do all that and more. And write some seriously funky tunes.

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Andy Smith
Andy Smith

They just created their best song this late in their career! killer song. Let's also mention the singing and back ground singing, name me another singer from that era that can still sing like he did in the 80's, bravo Cherrone!

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Burg Carli
Burg Carli

There are aspects of this solo, found in Chris Oliva's solo, in "Edge of Thorns". A vastly underrated guitarist.

Vor 21 Stunde
Anuduin S
Anuduin S

The solo in Play With Me off the first album is insane.

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Daily Bible Verses
Daily Bible Verses

You should do a whole episode on the “Three Sides” record. That is a masterpiece!! So little known. That’s one of my favorite records of all time. The production and creativity that went to that record is incredible. Not for the average person. It’s really mostly musicians who appreciate how incredible that record is.

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Daily Bible Verses
Daily Bible Verses

@Sricharan C Yes indeed. It's beyond amazing.

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Daily Bible Verses
Daily Bible Verses

@MEC Lucky you! How I wish I could see them live.

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Almark
Almark

such good songs on that album. It's kind of like if you take apart bands such as Anthrax, Sound of White Noise and other groups from the early 90's you really find some amazing gems, doing stuff no one else was doing. Been listening to metal since 91.

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Robert Holston
Robert Holston

I think Rest In Peace might be the single greatest song ever recorded in human history.

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Jersey Shawn
Jersey Shawn

Agreed. I listen to it daily to this day.

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Henry Morris
Henry Morris

It's always hard not to be infected by your eclectic enthusiasm Rick! Thank you!

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TR Was Here
TR Was Here

Years-on, I'm still amazed that there are people who can bear listening more than once to any given non-rhythmic guitar solo.

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Festival Express
Festival Express

incredible solo, and how wonderful to hear a truly great rock song again!!

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Adopt-a-Pet
Adopt-a-Pet

I loved that music era... the beginning of the 90’s was the best part of my life in every sense... ✌️🤘this solo gave me goosebumps, which only happens when I hear really good music.

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carrie little C Plaster
carrie little C Plaster

been an extreme fan since they debuded in 89. You cannot pigenhole this band. Massively talented across the board!!!

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Mike Morada
Mike Morada

Extreme and Mr Big! Everybody knows them for their acoustic pop hits in the 90s but most people are clueless how incredibly talented both bands are!

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Suzanne Emerson
Suzanne Emerson

@Michael Espinosa One of my favorite YouTube concert videos! Steve Hackett, too!!!

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Daniel Veloso
Daniel Veloso

Right on. Mr Big was one or the greatest live acts I've seen. Unfortunately never had a chance to see Extreme live

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Cesar Baron
Cesar Baron

The tour we need!!

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Solar Cows
Solar Cows

Add winger to that list too.

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bleepblabloop
bleepblabloop

That’s how they paid the bills

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The Day After The Sabbath
The Day After The Sabbath

The '90s were so amazing and we just took it for granted, I remember seeing Extreme playing Get The Funk Out on Top of the Pops (UK pop show) and at the time they were just one of a number of great rock bands in the charts, the song did OK and we didn't hear much from them again. I haven't thought about them much since then but hearing that song again now, it sounds so good and just imagine rock of that talent and caliber being an everyday thing in pop music now, it's seems impossible. I'm glad to be old enough to remember those days! Now i'm a lot older and I am digging into all kinds of obscure vintage rock and I need to check out Extreme more!

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cogotexx
cogotexx

We’ve been hearing about Nuno after Extreme’s pass through the 90’s like in stories about myths and legends. Not many people payed real attention to how great he actually was and is. If anything; it feels so great to see his name portrayed as a mainstream topic with such enthusiasm. This is epic 🤘🏼

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MrChrisStingray
MrChrisStingray

I love how inspired Nuno and Extreme sound on that new song.

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RSantos
RSantos

The whole band Extreme rocks. All their existence been underdogs

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Keith Whatley
Keith Whatley

As a definitely old school dude who has been playing a long time It is so awesome to finally hear a guitar driven rock song properly constructed and of course, that solo dude…I mean it’s as good as anything he ever did in my opinion.

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Savoir Rare
Savoir Rare

Why is no one mentioning “Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee”? He’s been playing like this in his solo career for years. He’s always been exceptional and amazing. Effortlessly.

Vor 4 Tage
jaron95
jaron95

Came here looking for this comment, was not disappointed.

Vor 16 Stunden
Bngr Bngr
Bngr Bngr

Thar part of this solo was a homage to his Flight of the Bumblebee. But to me the He Man riff is way better than the FotB before it.

Vor Tag
Stefan Van der Pulst
Stefan Van der Pulst

@daleturner A couple more from the first 3 Blues Saraceno instrumental records : Before the Storm, A lighter Shade of Plaid, Stinky Kitty, Feeding the Box. Hundreds of songs exist with that delay trick. Nuno does it very well. Lesson one would be "Cathedral"- EVH, that's the easiest one.

Vor Tag
Vikram Dravid
Vikram Dravid

@Mark Rozenberg Dweezil did the second solo in He-man woman hater.

Vor 4 Tage
Siriusly
Siriusly

Indeed. This sounds like ''Lil Jack Horny' to me. Nothing new from Nuno 30yrs later.

Vor 4 Tage
Xyprophis
Xyprophis

I'm blown away by every track from Extreme!! I was hooked when I first heard "Mutha (Don't Wanna Go to School Today)" "Kid Ego" and of course "Play With Me" But when I heard him playing "Flight Of The Wounded Bumble Bee. Nuno had earned his Guitar God status!!

Vor 11 Stunden
Carp Andrei
Carp Andrei

Oh man... It's been a while since I heard a solo that's so captivating!

Vor 6 Minuten
Autism Rocks Official - Music and Dad Jokes
Autism Rocks Official - Music and Dad Jokes

Love the pure joy in Rick’s face while listening ✌️

Vor Tag
Kieran J Phillips
Kieran J Phillips

Awesome to see Nuno taking his playing to another level. Unlike most people when Pornograffiti came out, I heard the album.I knew they were more the ballads, so many great riff heavy songs.🙏🙏

Vor 4 Stunden
Rick Tracewell
Rick Tracewell

Yes! Not only have I been waiting SO long for this brand new Extreme and Nuno, but I’ve hoped that you would get on board. I hope Nuno comes on your show soon!

Vor 2 Tage
Fernando Osorio
Fernando Osorio

Nuno is a true genius who goes where no one dares. His musical knowledge is immense and deserves to be at the very top of the chain. Never understood how he didn’t get the credit he deserves. As always, great job Rick. Thank you very much. We rock tonight to the guitar bite…. I salute you🤘🏻🤘🏻🎸

Vor 2 Tage
Michael Pate
Michael Pate

@bongland greg Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee?

Vor 11 Stunden
bongland greg
bongland greg

Flight of the humble bumble springs to mind.

Vor 17 Stunden
SHREDNOOB
SHREDNOOB

Nice. Nuno is really awesome. He's a scary shredder. But when he talks about his influences, idols and such and he mentions a lot. He gets really passionate. He becomes this kid and really excited. I think that's why he plays what he want, without being limited to any genre.

Vor 4 Stunden
Curtis Tarwater
Curtis Tarwater

HOLY CRAP! I just got serious chills! Nuno has ALWAYS been one of my fav guitarists ever since I heard "Get the Funk Out"! The prelude of "Flight of the Bumblebee" is KILLER! Seriously - he's the reason I bought my first Washburn guitar.

Vor 14 Stunden
James Alcock
James Alcock

Absolutely amazing solo, perfection

Vor Tag
Bob Boberson
Bob Boberson

In my top five. And at 56 years old - he's still killing it. I'm sure there's room for an advil commercial in there somewhere. Maybe a sponsorship for the tour! What a beast.

Vor Tag
Monica Bauer
Monica Bauer

I saw both Generation Axe tours and he was on both of them. He was amazing. if you are sharing a bill with Ingwe, Vai, Wylde, and Abassi you know he is stratospheric!

Vor 2 Tage
Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva

As a Portuguese metalhead, Nuno has always made me feel a bit of pride in having such a talented musician from Portuguese origin. Greetings from the UK. 🇵🇹🇬🇧

Vor 4 Tage
José Rui
José Rui

@Frank Vieira Não posso discordar, porque não conheço a realidade de forma pessoal. Mas, já depois do teu comentário, verifiquei em dois locais diferentes que os ascendentes do Steve eram da Ilha do Pico. Penso que não altera em nada o sentido dos nossos comentários : dois excelentes músicos, conhecidos mundialmente, com ascendentes açoreanos. Dignos de todas as homenagens. Abraço.

Vor 10 Stunden
Frank Vieira
Frank Vieira

Pai de Steve Perry e familia da Ilha Terceira

Vor 10 Stunden
José Rui
José Rui

@Frank Vieira Eu sei. Os pais e os avós de Steve Perry (Journey) eram da Ilha do Pico, também dos Açores. Ambos falam português.

Vor 10 Stunden
Frank Vieira
Frank Vieira

Nuno is from Ilha Terceira in The Azores.

Vor 13 Stunden
José Rui
José Rui

Olá, Daniel! E se ao Nuno juntarmos Steve Perry? Os portugueses, em geral, terão a noção da grandeza destes dois brilhantes músicos com ascendência açoreana ? Vejo gente da área do desporto a ser sistematicamente condecorada e estes dois monstros da área da música a serem completamente ignorados. É pena.

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Chris Armstrong
Chris Armstrong

Nuno has always been the man IMO, and it's great to hear new material from Extreme. Of course he's gonna melt your face with the solo, but the first part of the solo is a total tribute to EVH with the trem picking + dive bombs on the whammy bar! I think Waiting For The Punchline kind of got looked over in 1995, but has some of Nunos best stuff! Can't wait to hear the rest of the new album!

Vor 10 Stunden
StingRay
StingRay

It’s been awhile since I’ve played my guitar but, listening to that awesome guitar solo makes me want to play again! Thxs Nuno for waking me up again! 👍

Vor Tag
Abey Abraham
Abey Abraham

He has always been amazing. The acoustic work on midnight express just blew me away. So hear a little of that palm muting in rise as well. Dude is just beyond words. Glad he is back.

Vor Tag
Victor Radulescot
Victor Radulescot

Actually, he never got out! He was on tour with Rihana and other bizness Industry bitches! He has always been there but as always, in the shadow! Talented as fuck!

Vor 13 Stunden
Matthew
Matthew

Would you say “dude is more than words”? 😂😂

Vor 14 Stunden
benouade
benouade

You love his solo on this new single ? Then check the intro of "He-Man Woman Hater". It's pure genius 😍

Vor 16 Stunden
dlw123 william
dlw123 william

Nuno has been the man for me since "3 sides to every story"--love his playing.

Vor 2 Tage
UK Bloke
UK Bloke

To be fair, he established himself as someone that shouldn't be underestimated on the first album with the 'Play With Me'' solo.

Vor 3 Tage
3DCGdesign
3DCGdesign

I loved their 3 albums I bought, but the first album will always be my favorite. and Play With Me will always be the pinnacle of the album. And Play With Me is the first song I play for anyone who tell me that they only ever heard "More Than Words".

Vor 2 Tage
J
J

That scene in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure in the mall where this song is playing was absolutely epic.

Vor 2 Tage
härjaren
härjaren

That fastpicking teqnique with fast delay reminds me of Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee too!

Vor 2 Tage
Joerock
Joerock

this was when I first heard of him! An iconic solo IMHO

Vor 2 Tage
dphidt
dphidt

@erissrocI grew up in the Boston, MA area and was in college then. I remember hearing “Mutha don’t wanna go to school today” on WHJY in Providence RI, before the album was released. All of the Nuno “tricks” are on that album, even then. Van Halen was a huge influence on their sound. Like Aerosmith before them, anyone in a band had someone who knew someone who knew someone in the band. Glad to see they’re back with a vengeance!

Vor 2 Tage
Mike D'Virgilio
Mike D'Virgilio

That is beyond heavy. I grew up in southern California in the 70s when Van Halen was a garage band before I went to college and heard them on the radio for the first time. I couldn't believe it. I hated Van Halen because I was a guitar player and he was so insanely great. Then when Nuno came along, I thought here is someone who is right up there. It's crazy they're still around playing this kind of music. Love it.

Vor 11 Stunden
Poll Mak
Poll Mak

Ah, it is so lovely to hear a great guitar piece still being made these days...

Vor 14 Stunden
Echo Charlie
Echo Charlie

Been a huge fan of Nuno since Extreme's 1st album. He's been one of my all-time favorite rock/fusion guitar player/songwriter. He's amazing live as he is in the studio. His rhythm and spunk in his playing is 2nd to none. I'm so glad he is finally getting some long time coming attention and recognition. He's due for a ton of it. Nuno really has broaden and opened up new doors to the guitar rock guitarist rhythm and solo playing field. Thank you so much Rick for taking the time and going thru the new song my Extreme and Nuno's performance/playing on the song. It's greatly appreciated and I enjoyed your stream. Definitely get Nuno on your site and for an interview.

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Lynn Frances Anderson
Lynn Frances Anderson

The fact that your channel is so successful is changing music’s place in culture. Not only do you help people learn how to play, they’re learning how to listen and how complex making music really is. Thank you for the work you do - along with others like Tim Pierce and Tomo Fujita.

Vor 9 Stunden
BassasaurusRex
BassasaurusRex

Extreme's songs have always been a little hit or miss for me. But from the first time I heard Nuno play, you knew he had a ton of chops. Back when they broke, all the guitar magazines had tabs of his stuff and it was just confirmed that he had monster chops. This song is one that definitely hits for me.

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And So It Goes
And So It Goes

III Sides To Every Story is easily in my top ten albums of all time. Nuno's got licks inside of riffs inside of licks. He's been my favorite guitarist since I discovered Extreme.

Vor 3 Tage
rd400d
rd400d

"The Truth" is a fkn masterpiece.

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T. Borge
T. Borge

Nuno kills! Great to have him "back". Song reminds me of the great riffs of STP - hats off to that band as well!

Vor Tag
Mike Lachey
Mike Lachey

Extreme is sooooo under rated. Nuno was always under rated even though he could play circles around most every other guitarist

Vor 8 Stunden
The Famous Hungarians
The Famous Hungarians

I already pre-ordered the album. This is one of my favorite bands.

Vor 2 Tage
Prince Morgan Adventure JRPG Composer in Tokyo JPN
Prince Morgan Adventure JRPG Composer in Tokyo JPN

midnight express got me into Nuno, and you can totally hear him bringing us back to basics with that solo! Absolute Genius capital A capital G

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Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith

I hope this becomes a thing. Nuno is so freaking talented. I remember seeing Bill and Ted and thinking I have to find that song and it was, Do You Want to Play - the solo of which is also insane. This would be amazing if Extreme got a second wind.

Vor 2 Tage
MustangRed1967
MustangRed1967

After Eddie's passing we need this. Nuno is completely underrated in my opinion. We need a guy like him still. I hope to see Extreme when they come to Philly.

Vor 4 Tage
j freed
j freed

@Eric In SF underrated comment. 👎

Vor 4 Tage
TK
TK

@Eti disagree, when an artist is famously not underrated, it's a misnomer, and a sign of ignorance.

Vor 4 Tage
TK
TK

​@Craig Halvorsonnope that would be 30 years too late! 😂

Vor 4 Tage
Big Kick LEO
Big Kick LEO

​@Eric In SF Hah! I thought I WAS the only grumpy older guy on here!!! Unfortunately we have too many younger/less familiar peeps online making declarations instead of observations. At least this post includes the disclaimer "in my opinion". Truthfully, "it's my observation" would be more accurate, alas too many uninformed opinions are flooding comments sections everywhere. But I DO agree with the sentiment - it IS GREAT that Nuno is AGAIN getting attention so that new audiences can enjoy and learn from him. For the rest of us, whether you were/ are Extreme fans, or Rhiana fans (he's been her Musical Director and guitarist for like 15yrs now - caught a glimpse at the superbowl), or just from the LA or Boston areas - we've always included Nuno in the convo of GOAT gtr players. 🤘🏻 He's one of my faves because of his POCKET, FEEL and CHOICES. Also, he's a solid drummer. Played drums on the early recordings and can be seen playing Hot For Teacher on drums live with Steel Panther on YT. The guy is wicked talented brah!! 😅

Vor 4 Tage
Craig Halvorson
Craig Halvorson

The second sentence of this comment should be, “Nuno is the heir to the throne.” 🤷🏻‍♂️Maybe that would have been well received? 😆

Vor 4 Tage
John Round
John Round

I truly believe I love Nuno and Bach for the same reason. His ability to link phrases back to themselves.

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Nigel Martin
Nigel Martin

Nuno’s solos sound humanly impossible. Astounding… the next level. 👍😎

Vor 22 Stunden
Nigel Martin
Nigel Martin

Something else as well… totally unpretentious. Mainlining from the soul… Nuno is the “Bach on overdrive” of rock.

Vor 21 Stunde
Jim Kearns
Jim Kearns

In Nuno's announcement of the release of the song he credits Eddie, and if you look closely on their video you'll see he's got strips of tape around the tip of his upper guitar body in black, red, and white. What a cool touch.

Vor 2 Tage
The Georgia Rover
The Georgia Rover

Hey Rick, he did a very similar pattern in the solo for “Peacemaker Die” on Three Sides to a Story. It’s pretty epic.

Vor Tag
Len
Len

Nuno is definitely a master at rock guitar composition!

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Destiny: The Series
Destiny: The Series

I’m so happy the world has finally noticed my favorite band. Their third album “III Sides To Every Story” is a fricken underrated masterpiece. "Waiting For the Punchline" and "Saudades De Rock" are also under the radar albums!

Vor 3 Tage
Mark Bauer
Mark Bauer

@tmmsplace You have no clue who my friends are and what our music scene is about. Butt Rock/Hair Metal absolutely sucks. There's so much talent in this world. Gizz from the English Dogs/Janus Stark could play anything this dude can play and he's a Punk Rocker. Gary Holt from Exodus and Slayer absolutely destroys Nuno. Quick swinging from his nuts. There's thousands out there as good as him. Extreme doesn't have one good song. He's talented but, wake up. There's thousands of Death Metal guitarist that destroy this dude without the gay vocals.

Vor 2 Tage
J S
J S

They always said doing More Than Words made enough money so they could do III Sides, an album they really wanted.

Vor 2 Tage
Roger Furer
Roger Furer

@No Job Buddy That's because SoCal doesn't know from Boston. My band was playing songs from Aerosmith's 'toys In The Attic" in 1975 and landed in SoCal, but nobody knew any of those songs. About a year later "Dream On" became a hit. SoCal is in its own private "I dunno".

Vor 2 Tage
larry warhurst
larry warhurst

True,"Three Sides to Every Story" is my home theater demo. When i give new people a Test Drive on my home theater system this is a demo! The intros are all spot on. A fan since Porno, :) Even have a dramagods dvd in Korea.

Vor 2 Tage
Dctr Meh
Dctr Meh

they played the Freddie mercury tribute concert and stole the show from the greatest bands of the time. having written literally one of the most famous love songs ever. not really unnoticed. They were ignored by macho rockers and metal heads though because they could sing love songs and snobbish gen x ers who thought a band who could play were automatically arseholes

Vor 2 Tage
Adrian Iacob
Adrian Iacob

Been listening Extreme the band before ever knowing that Nuno was behind those killer riffs and blazing solos. Gone were my teen ages... As you said Rick, Nuno is one of the best guitarists. Period. With this record he proved to us all that he still keeps up the flag, no compromises.

Vor 15 Stunden
Darkseidx2015
Darkseidx2015

I will forever love his solo on "Play With Me". When I saw Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure back in the day.

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Earlsfield
Earlsfield

5:05 - This "dive bomb" is something Jerry Cantrell did a LOT on Facelift and Dirt. His licks and solo ends always somehow dive and connect with Layne's vocals.

Vor 2 Tage

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