Update: Extreme Reuniting For 2008 Album, Tour
Boston-based rock outfit Extreme is reuniting for its first studio album in 13 years and world tour in 2008, Billboard has learned. The group, best known for the 1991 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "MoreBoston-based rock outfit Extreme is reuniting for its first studio album in 13 years and world tour in 2008, Billboard has learned. The group, best known for the 1991 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "More Than Words," disbanded in 1996 but reformed briefly in 2004 and 2006.
Details are pending on the album, which is being produced by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, and the tour dates. Extreme now includes original members Bettencourt, frontman Gary Cherone and bassist Pat Badger, along with new drummer Kevin Figueiredo.
Of late, the band has reached a new audience thanks to the inclusion of its song "Play With Me" in the video game "Guitar Hero."
"It's a real record," Bettencourt tells Billboard.com of the new Extreme album, which will likely include such songs as "King" and "You're a Star." "It's not just a throwaway to tour with. i think it's gonna be one of our better records yet."
Extreme will likely perform a new song Saturday (Dec. 1) at the Boston Music Awards. "Me and Gary are still e-mailing back and forth trying to finish up the lyrics on this one," Bettencourt admits. "We don't even have the lyrics or the title on it. That's kind of how new everything really is."