Home > Music > Rock and Pop > Extreme Tickets

Extreme Biography

Extreme Tickets

Extreme In-depth Biography

Although guitarist and band mastermind Nuno Bettencourt}'s style was derived from Eddie Van Halen}, his heart is with the progressive hard rock} of Queen}, as well as Beatlesque} pop} and touches of lounge jazz}. Consequently, Extreme}'s music is never easy to classify; it's not just heavy metal}, hard rock}, or pop} -- their albums cover all of that territory with a sweeping ambition and a social consciousness to match. By the time of their second album, Pornograffitti}, Bettencourt} was already well-respected in the heavy metal} world, but it was the Everly Brothers}-style acoustic ballad}, "More Than Words,"} that crossed them over into the mainstream -- it hit number one and the follow-up single, the acoustic-based pop} rocker "Hole Hearted,"} hit number four. Extreme}'s third album, Extreme III: Three Sides to Every Story}, was an over-ambitious follow-up that sold well at first but didn't have the staying power of their previous album. Extreme}'s fourth album, 1995's Waiting for the Punchline}, suffered from a similar lack of sales. The following year, Extreme} announced they were breaking up, as Bettencourt} went on to launch a solo career -- issuing the albums Schizophrenic} in 1997, Mourning Widows} in 1999, and Furnished Souls for Rent} in 2000. Cherone} went on to front Van Halen for a lone album, 1998's Van Halen III}, which was slammed by both the critics and fans alike, resulting in poor sales and Cherone's eventual exit. 2000 saw the release of a 13-track Extreme} best-of collection, An Accidental Collision of Atoms}. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, All Music Guide

Extreme Biography / Extreme Information

Find Extreme biography, tour dates and tickets on GET ME IN! the leading marketplace where fans buy and sell Extreme tickets, concert tickets , sports tickets, opera tickets, theatre tickets and other event tickets in the UK and worldwide.

Please note, you are buying Extreme tickets from a third party. Neither GetMeIn.com nor GET ME IN! is the ticket seller. GET ME IN! ensures your transaction is safe and guaranteed. Extreme ticket prices are set by the seller and may differ from face value. All sales are final. Part of the Extreme biography and information displayed on this page is provided by All Media Guide LLC. Buy and sell tickets tickets now!