Extreme cancel forthcoming M3 Rock Festival appearance due to Nuno Bettencourt knee injury

Nuno Bettencourt (left) and Gary Cherone perform onstage with Extreme at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on December 14, 2019
(Image credit: Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

Extreme have cancelled their forthcoming appearance at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland – scheduled for this Saturday (May 6) – after their electric guitar player, Nuno Bettencourt, suffered a knee injury in a "rockers vs cruisers" basketball game aboard the recent Monsters of Rock cruise. 

“I am seriously bummed out that Extreme are unable to perform for everyone at M3 Rock Festival, as we’ve been looking forward to the festival for several months," Bettencourt said in a statement. "We apologize for the inconvenience to fans attending the festival. I can’t wait to get back on the stage once I’m all mended up.”

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.