Gary Cherone says Extreme’s new album has some of Nuno Bettencourt's best-ever lead work: “His solos blow me away”

[L-R] Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone
(Image credit: Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

Extreme’s long-awaited sixth studio album is on the way, and as lead singer Gary Cherone explains, the songs featured are “some of the best stuff” he and Nuno Bettencourt have ever written.

In a new interview with Eddie Trunk on the Eddie Trunk Podcast, Cherone speaks highly of Bettencourt’s lead work on the record.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.