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Hollywood Vampires (Depp, Cooper and Perry) – serious?

OK. This is awkward. I love Depp. I love Perry. I only recently fell in love with Cooper. And still, I hesitate. And yes, I even love Depp on guitar, not just being a great actor, he’s got a nice sound to his guitar playing, very unique and recognizable, which is always a fantastic thing to hear. Not just another […]

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Personal: My month as someone half cool

I have to put in a personal post now, I have been visiting home for the month and it has gotten off to a pretty heavy start. Less than 24 hours off the plane, I lost a friend over a guy well worth losing a friend for, then, I picked up a bug on the plane and went down for […]

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Extreme (Nuno Bettencourt) – South Park Festival Tampere, FIN, 5th June 2015

Nuno Bettencourt, Gary Cherone, Pat Badger and Kevin Figueiredo

The last time I saw Extreme play was on November 18th, 1992 in Helsinki, Finland. A stadium show with the original line-up of Nuno Bettencourt, Gary Cherone, Pat Badger and Paul Geary, who was now replaced by Kevin “K-Fig” Figueiredo. It was the first major rock concert I ever went to, and I had no idea how far the seats […]

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What is in an image?

From the year I turned 16, I was pretty much raised by Nuno Bettencourt and his idealism. Part of the things that he drilled home for me was that a rock band was not about the image but the music. It was always supposed to be about the music. I agreed, I was a bit of a nerdy kid, and […]

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Nuno Bettencourt’s biggest rock star moment (so far)

“kickin' back getting a bag full of vitamins and minerals shot into my veins.” he says

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Rolling Stone covers Extreme (Nuno Bettencourt) with bombastic writing

I Cannot Deal. I simply cannot deal. Who HIRED this guy?! Who ever hired him should be fired! I fucking looove Extreme, Nuno Bettencourt in particular, as everyone who has ever known me is well aware of (and if you aren’t aware of it, you’re no real friend) and here I was thinking to myself, that it is sooo nice […]

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Why Skynyrd instead of Aerosmith

Amongst many other memories shared by @joeperry in his book that you all know about already, he mentions backing out of renting a plane that crashed with Lynyrd Skynyrd on board a week later. Talk about chills, right? Was it luck? Did God decide to kill at least one dirty rock n’ roll band off the face of the Earth? […]

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Dreams of Nuno Bettencourt and Steven Tyler coming true

Adding Joe Perry and Johnny Depp into the mix would not be bad.

About a year ago, I wanted Nuno Bettencourt to stop touring with Rihanna. (Nothing against the girl, just that I missed my rock dude Nuno.) Then, I wanted Nuno to join forces with Aerosmith. OK. 2/3 of the way there. I’ve got Steven Tyler in, but I’m still to hear a good mashup between Extreme and Aerosmith; √Ą√§rismith, I’ve already […]

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Embarrassing confessions about my rock fandom

I am a bit of a snob when it comes to my rock n’ roll. As soon as I hear something I don’t like, I turn my nose up at the entire band. (Then again, I did forgive Aerosmith for Angel and Lightning Strikes, and Extreme for… Ehrm… The entire III Sides… *cough*) I am also super conscious of the […]

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Extreme destruction of brilliance – the band is writing again…

I am a die-hard fan of Extreme. I promise. And as such, I can review each of their albums without having to even pause for breath or replay one to remind myself what it is like. Love the band, love Nuno, love Paul over K-Fig like a good fan should… Anyway, here’s the timeline for destruction, that to me is […]