Birth Place: Malden, Massachusetts
Years Active: 1985-1996, 2004, 2006-present
Genres: Funk Metal, Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Folk Rock
Extreme is a rock band from Boston and headed by lead vocalist Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. Extreme formed in 1985 from the ashes of another band when vocalist Cherone and drummer Paul Geary started a new project with guitarist Bettencourt and bassist Pat Badger. Cherone and Bettencourt developed a strong musical connection almost immediately and began writing songs together. The band started playing gigs locally in and around the Boston area, building a following from gig to gig. The band got the break they were looking for in 1988 when an A&R rep from A&M Records discovered them and signed them. The band's self-titled debut album appeared in 1989 to positive respons...