The Rise of Nuno Bettencourt, fully transcribed – only in the new Guitar World

august 2023
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Believe it or not, our August 2023 issue marks the first time in 31 years that Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt has graced the cover of Guitar World. That takes us back to 1992 – the year I was stopped by a Pennsylvania state trooper for driving around with a 4-year-old inspection sticker...

It’s worth noting that Nuno was actually on two GW covers in ’92: January, when we called him the “M.V.P.,” and December, when we called him the “new boss” (as in "Meet the...").

Sure, he’s the “older” boss now (although he still looks the same as he did in ’92; what do you use in your hair, Bettencourt?!?), but he is clearly still the boss, clearly still the M.V.P.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.