Extreme band members

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Extreme was formed in Malden, Massachusetts, in 1985.[8] Vocalist Gary Cherone and drummer Paul Geary were in a band called “The Dream” (“Extreme” is a derivation of Cherone and Geary’s former band “The Dream”, meaning “Ex-Dream”). Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was in a band called “Sinful”, and bassist Pat Badger was playing with a Berklee-based act called “In The Pink”. Following an altercation between the rival groups over communal dressing rooms, the four decided to form a new band together.

Cherone and Bettencourt began writing songs together and the band played numerous shows in the Boston area. They gradually developed a strong local following, and were named “Outstanding Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Act” at the Boston Music Awards in 1986 and 1987.

The band had accumulated several original songs by the time A&R director Bryan Huttenhower signed them to A&M Records in 1988. The band then recorded their self-titled debut album which was issued in 1989. The first single was “Kid Ego”, a song that Cherone would later admit made him cringe. The final track on the album, “Play With Me”, was used as the “mall chase” song in the film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure… (from Wikipedia)
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Gary Cherone, lead vocals
Nuno Bettencourt, guitar (Guitar rig >)
Pat Badger, bass
Paul Geary, drums

hair albums & top 40 hits

Extreme (1989)
Pornograffitti (1990) – More Than Words #1, Hole Hearted #4
III Sides to Every Story (1992)
Waiting for the Punchline (1995)

post-hair albums

The Best of Extreme: An Accidental Collocation of Atoms? (1998)
Saudades de Rock (2008)
Take Us Alive (2010)
Six (2023)

live shows

Freddie Mercury Tribute “Queen Medley”

Live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1992