“They have one of the best guitar players in the world”: Watch Nuno Bettencourt inject virtuosic two-hand tapping flair into AC/DC’s Highway to Hell during Extreme and Godsmack’s joint cover

Nuno Bettencourt performing live
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

Extreme are currently on tour with fellow rock royals Godsmack, and during a show at Camden, New Jersey, on Saturday (October 28) the two groups shared the stage to cover AC/DC’s Highway To Hell – a rendition that featured additional virtuosic flair courtesy of Nuno Bettencourt.

Bettencourt’s electric guitar antics have been firmly under the spotlight in 2023, ever since Extreme returned earlier this year with Rise – the lead single from the band’s most recent album, Six, which featured arguably one of the most sensational guitar solos of the 21st century.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.