Monday, November 26, 2007

The band that simply cannot live up to its name

Extreme's getting back together! Extreme's getting back together again!

That's right metal fans, time to break out your acoustic guitars (talk about two terms that simply don't go together) the band that gave the world arguably the most obnoxious song in the annals of rock - "More than Words" in case you'd able to extract it from your mental play list - is coming to a terribly small club/bar next to you.

That's right, the gang's all here - Nuno Bettencourt, frontman Gary Cherone and bassist Pat Badger and a drummer to be named later. Seems as though Cherone realized he wasn't getting a callback from Van Halen and has moved back in with the old bandmates.

Snarky though I may be, I must also acknowledge the fret mastery that was Nuno Bettencourt. He's a guitar god wasting his talents in Extreme - a band that was anything but.

But wait ... there's more. They're also releasing a new album. Goody-Goody.