Nuno Bettencourt says the Rise solo opens with a mistake

Nuno Bettencourt (pictured) says he made a mistake in the opening of the Rise solo
(Image credit: Extreme / YouTube)

Nuno Bettencourt has revealed that his statement solo on Extreme’s comeback single Rise begins with a mistake. 

The masterful guitar solo effectively broke the guitar internet when Rise dropped back in March, winning acclaim from everyone from Brian May to Rick Beato for its blend of technical wizardry and musicality. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.