Nuno Bettencourt

Musician, singer-songwriter, Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt

Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt is a Portuguese guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his role as the lead guitarist of the Boston rock band Extreme whose hits include the acoustic ballads "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted". The songs reached #1 and #4, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1991.
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'Rock Of Ages': Behind The Star-Studded Cameos
MTV News - over 5 years
Director Adam Shankman explains how '80s icons like Sebastian Bach and Debbie Gibson ended up in the movie musical. By Amy Wilkinson Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta in "Rock of Ages" Photo: The '80s are alive and well in director Adam Shankman's movie musical "Rock of Ages," which shimmied into theaters Friday (June 15). Based on the hit Broadway production of the same name, the flick follows would-be musician Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) as he falls for new-in-town Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) and lands his big break opening for rock legend Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) at the famed Bourbon Room. The soundtrack is stuffed with the era's biggest hits like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "Don't Stop Believin' " and "I Want t...
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Steel Panther back on the prowl - Music News
Google News - over 6 years
Tom Morrello of Rage against the Machine, Corey Taylor of Slipnot and Stone Sour, Scott Ian of Anthrax and The Damned Things) Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Cee-Lo Green, Rupert Grint of
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Rihanna i Bergen - dag 2 - Bergensavisen
Google News - over 6 years
Ikke minst på rockeren «Shut Up and Drive», der den gamle Extreme-sjefen Nuno Bettencourt trøkker til med klassiske gitarsoloer som bryter opp det maskinmessige. Han stakk innom spotlighten titt og ofte med harde riff og mer følsom kassegitarspilling,
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Rihanna låt for låt - Bergens Tidende
Google News - over 6 years
Gitarist Nuno Bettencourt får boltra seg med sin første solo for kvelden. Dette er konge. Rihanna rocks! Rihannas reggaeflørt held stand live. Litt meir rocka enn på plata, men grooven er på plass. Svak femmar der
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Lång väntan på godbiten Rihanna - Hufvudstadsbladet
Google News - over 6 years
Basen krämade på, trummorna lekte med fina rytmmönster och gitarristen Nuno Bettencourt (ni minns softrockbandet Extreme?) charmade mellan ackorden. Men det var Rihannas urstarka röst som stod i centrum hela vägen. Jag säger det kanske för ofta,
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Interview: Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) - Donewaiting
Google News - over 6 years
I've cooked Japanese food for Nuno Bettencourt and Warren DeMartini, I jammed with Zakk Wylde and changed my setlist when he commented that one of the songs was “one gay-assed motherfucking song”… (It was “The Kid's Are All Right” by The Who
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Eddie Van Halen 'A Little Nervous' About Band's New Album - Ultimate Classic Rock
Google News - over 6 years
This according to Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, who recounts a meeting with Van Halen, his childhood guitar hero, in a recording studio back in January. Unlike Mark Tremonti from Alter Bridge, or Morgan Rose from Sevendust, it seems Nuno wasn't
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Happy 50th Birthday, Gary Cherone! - Broward-Palm Beach New Times (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Gary met future Extreme bandmates Nuno Bettencourt and Pat Badger in 1985 during a personal favorite of all hair metal clichés, a fight over dressing-room accommodations. Gary spent a stint in Van Halen, performing on their only album to never go
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Review: Randall NB King 100 Nuno Bettencourt Signature Series Amplifier - Guitar World Magazine
Google News - over 6 years
Recently, Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt stepped into this fold with his own custom-designed Randall masterpiece. Bettencourt's NB King 100 is an all-tube, 100-watt retro-modern dual-channel amp that boasts a uniquely shimmering Clean channel,
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HURTSMILE With Mark And Gary Cherone To Perform At Showcase Live In Foxoboro - TMR Zoo
Google News - over 6 years
Founder members are guitarist Markus Cherone and lead vocalist Paulo Bettencourt, the less famous brothers of Extreme's lead vocalist Gary Cherone and flash lead guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. In fact, Flesh debut was the first band signed by Colorblind
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MUSIC REVIEW; A Star Who Clads Herself in Cool
NYTimes - over 6 years
UNIONDALE N.Y. -- Rihanna isn't cool because of her multitude of sexy, clever outfits; or her red hair, which sits flawless and immobile atop her head; or the ease with which she delivers a song, barely breaking a sweat, even on the most involved numbers. She's cool because she's unknowable, a cipher. Some stars manufacture their inaccessibility,
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A Star Who Clads Herself in Cool - New York Times
Google News - over 6 years
In her touring band the lead guitarist is Nuno Bettencourt, one of the key pop-metal figures of the late '80s and early '90s. He got a workout during this show, deploying everything from ostentatious filigrees on “Skin” to calm sadness on “Hate That I
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Sebastian Bach and Nuno Bettencourt in Rock of Ages Film (A Top Story) - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 6 years
On Thursday Sebastian Bach and Nuno Bettencourt in Rock of Ages Film was a top story. Here is the recap: (hennemusic) Sebastian Bach was in Miami earlier this week along with guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme (currently touring with Rihanna) to
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SEBASTIAN BACH, NUNO BETTENCOURT Film Scene For 'Rock Of Ages' Movie - July 13 ... - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 6 years
According to a posting on Sebastian Bach's Facebook page, the former SKID ROW singer and EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt spent "all night" earlier this week on the Miami set of the upcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Rock Of Ages"
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Strings of a new melody - Daily Pioneer
Google News - over 6 years
Arjun seeks inspiration from Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt. Anshul fancies metal and idolises iconic guitarist such as John Petrucci Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai. Drummer Prashant feels he is hooked to thrash metal bands like
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Letem kytarovým světem - Deset nejzásadnějších novinek, které za posledních 25 ... - Muzikus.cz
Google News - over 6 years
Možnosti Floyd Rose mají ve svém výrazu třeba Kirk Hammett, Brad Gillis, Tom Morello, Allan Holdsworth, Nuno Bettencourt, nesmíme zapomenout na rychlíka Hermana Liho z Dragonforce... Když Tom Scholz, tvůrce pomprockových gigantů Boston, přišel se svým
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캇툰, 15번째 싱글 앨범 `WHITE` 한국 출시 - 한국경제
Google News - almost 7 years
특히 타이틀 곡 기타 반주에는 미국을 대표하는 밴드 'EXTREAM' 멤버 누노 베텐코트(Nuno Bettencourt)가 특별히 참여해 화려한 연주 실력을 감상할 수 있다고 한다. 4인조 밴드 'EXTREAM'은 헤비메탈계의 최고 그룹으로 손꼽히고 있으며 그 중 누노 베텐코트는
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nuno Bettencourt
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 49
    In April and May of 2016, Bettencourt was one of five guitarists featured on the Generation Axe tour.
  • 2009
    Age 42
    In November 2009, Bettencourt announced that he would be touring with Barbadian singer Rihanna on her Last Girl on Earth Tour as lead guitarist, having appeared alongside her in several TV shows and other performances.
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  • 2007
    Age 40
    Bettencourt helped produce Ultra Payloaded, the debut album by Satellite Party released on May 29, 2007 on Columbia Records.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    In 2006, Bettencourt along with his band DramaGods contributed their song "S'OK" to the album project Artists for Charity – Guitarists 4 the Kids, produced by Slang Productions to assist World Vision Canada in helping underprivileged kids in need.
    The latest CD from magician Criss Angel contains a song on which Bettencourt appears and was released in June 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 37
    Bettencourt's playing has been featured at 2004 on the Universal/Japan CD and DVD release of Guitar Wars featuring solo and collective performances of Bettencourt with many others, including Steve Hackett (Genesis, GTR), Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Mr. Big/Racer X guitarist Paul Gilbert.
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  • 2002
    Age 35
    Bettencourt formed the recording entity Population 1 and released the self-titled and self-produced 2002 release, Population 1, on Universal/Japan and YBM/Korea.
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  • 1998
    Age 31
    He also contributed greatly in writing, recording and producing DeMarchi's solo debut from 1998, Telelove.
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  • 1997
    Age 30
    On December 16, 1997, Bettencourt's new band – Mourning Widows (whose name was inspired by a writing he had seen on a church wall back in Portugal), released their self-titled debut album in Japan on Polydor Records.
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    In 1997, Bettencourt released his first solo effort, Schizophonic, which he had been working on for five years.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 28
    In 1995, Extreme released the album, Waiting for the Punchline, but the band broke up in 1996 when Bettencourt expressed his desire to follow a solo career.
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  • 1994
    Age 27
    Bettencourt was married to Baby Animals lead singer Suze DeMarchi from 1994 until 2013.
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  • 1989
    Age 22
    Signed to A&M Records shortly after Bettencourt joined the group, the band released its debut record, Extreme, in 1989.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 18
    Unable to make a dent in the music world with his Boston-based hair-metal act Sinful, Bettencourt rose to international prominence as a guitar player after he joined the Boston-area group Extreme in 1985.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Bettencourt was born on September 20, 1966 in Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal, to Ezequiel Mendes Bettencourt and wife Aureolina da Cunha Gil de Ávila.
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