Nuno Bettencourt says one of the new Extreme songs made Steve Vai and Tom Morello cry

Nuno Bettencourt
(Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

With RiseExtreme’s first new single in 15 years – Nuno Bettencourt set off a chain reaction that sent shockwaves through the electric guitar community, delivering a guitar solo for the ages that had everyone talking.

Unsurprisingly, it’s not the only example of Bettencourt's virtuosic six-string powers from the band’s upcoming album, Six, with one track in particular apparently reducing some very seasoned pros to literal tears.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

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.