"Don't practice it for too long, because you're going to get tendonitis": Watch Rick Beato break down Nuno Bettencourt's jaw-dropping Rise solo

Rick Beato (left) and Nuno Bettencourt
(Image credit: Rick Beato/YouTube, OfficiallyExtreme/YouTube)

Earlier this month, Extreme – the Boston hard-rock band featuring electric guitar legend Nuno Bettencourt – returned with Rise, their first new single in 15 years.

It had been a long time since we last heard Bettencourt really rip in the studio, and the guitar hero certainly rose to the occasion, capping the song off with a breathtaking solo that combines showmanship, tastefulness, flawless technique, and, above all, truly ridiculous speed.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.