The Nuno Bettencourt Solo Everyone is Talking About

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In this video I discuss Nuno Bettencourt's INSANE solo from Extreme's new single "Rise".

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Jerrold Hewson
Jerrold Hewson Vor 4 Tage
My friend Steve Borisenko was Nuno’s guitar tech for years. He told me stories where he would break a string in concert and finish the solo and song as if nothing happened, one time he showed up to practice late (not neglect) was handed a guitar for the song they were doing, realized it was alternate tuned, then instantly transposed the song to make it work. He said he was a very down to Earth generous guy.
Мопедофил Vor 51 Minute
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Ant A
Ant A Vor 6 Tage
If you're a longtime Nuno fan you'll recognise a lot of the ideas in this solo. It's like a Best of Nuno, and we're all ok with that.
Kafkapharnaum Vor 7 Stunden
I find it kind of amazing that even on a thread like that, on a video like that, STILL nobody mentions III Sides to Every Story... I mean, Peacemaker Die, anyone? Talk about underrated!
realto619 Vor Tag
Well put. I only really know Pornograffiti but even I recognize the ground he covers in this new solo. His sheer brilliance is undeniable IMHO and I'm surprised by commenters that can't hear that. I love the way that he modulates thru progressions as well as playing elements of all types of classic rock genres. The new solo could even be considered as a mini-homage to virtually every type of harder rock guitarist over the last 60 years. I realize that my viewpoint is rarely shared by the masses and I respect other people's right to have an opinion, but failure to recognize in this case is something I'll never understand.
Mark Mc72
Mark Mc72 Vor Tag
@Matt McLeod yeah I can totally hear that, whats great is his ability to transpose those ideas, into a really fresh heavier sounding track.
Guillermo Vor Tag
​@Matt McLeod totally agree...
Matt McLeod
Matt McLeod Vor 3 Tage
There's a definite Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee in there before the big drop
Brendan Hartnett
Brendan Hartnett Vor 6 Tage
For me, Nuno possesses the a unique ability to absolutely SHRED and REMAIN MUSICAL. Without naming names (and starting a fight), there are guys that are monster players TECHNICALLY but only have brief moments where their skills come across in a song that fits and doesn't come across as a "watch this" moment. THAT'S why Nuno is the best.
james Vor 5 Stunden
@Ano Niem Well said, One way I've always looked at it is... The ability to type 500 words a minute doesn't make you a brilliant author or poet. Kinda the same thing you said.
Aayush Pratap
Aayush Pratap Vor 7 Stunden
Marty Friedman is exactly one of those "monster players" that could shred like the devil while maintaining melody and harmony.
Ano Niem
Ano Niem Vor 16 Stunden
I agree. Never heard of this Nuno guy, but indeed, it's obvious the guy has technical skills, but he also makes it sound as well as easy as hell to play and more importantly, makes it sound beautiful. I've heard many guitarists over the years playing technically awesomely, but not make me feel anything (like that Yngwie Malmsteen, I guess), while as other guitarists who weren't as technically skilled, did make me "feel" their tunes. Many years ago I was in Italy and happened to run into a classical guitarist, who used to be in the Polish national orchestra, or something. I didn't see him, at first, but heard his guitar play. It was so beautiful it made me cry, instantly. I was like "Wtf is happening to me, right now?! How is this even possible?! Where's the person who's doing that to me?!"
james Vor Tag
​@realto619 i feel the same about polyphia too
realto619 Vor Tag
I'll name names at the risk of alienating people if they're in the "Yngwie is god" camp. That guy has no soul whatsoever in his playing and may have done more harm than good to people that worship speed at the cost of musicality. Playing lightning fast is impressive, but combining it with tasteful licks that enhance the song and take it to a whole other level than it would be without it is what elevates a guitar player to an elite status.
Frank Rodenbaugh
Frank Rodenbaugh Vor 6 Tage
His solo in "Play With Me" is my favorite of all time. It defined the action chase scene through the mall in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson Vor 2 Tage
agreed. grew up with Extreme as one of my favorite bands. While everyone was falling over "More than words" I was absolutely mesmerized by Nuno in "Play with me"
Brandon Hinshaw
Brandon Hinshaw Vor 3 Tage
Exactly. I posted the same thing
Lynn Frances Anderson
The fact that your channel is so successful is changing music’s place in culture. Not only do you help people learn how to play, they’re learning how to listen and how complex making music really is. Thank you for the work you do - along with others like Tim Pierce and Tomo Fujita.
Hbuddey Hbuddey
Hbuddey Hbuddey Vor 4 Tage
alib ba ta check it out
Dan Adams
Dan Adams Vor 20 Stunden
There is a lot mentioned about his melodic, harmonic and shredding ability - which is all spot on -but I want to add that his rhythmic chops are equally insane. It is not just metronomic, but has insane groove. He is at a different level.
Simon Psychosis
Simon Psychosis Vor 10 Tage
I can't begin to tell you just how happy it makes me feel to FINALLY see Nuno getting the credit he's been due, for so long now. Genius.
Richard Gale
Richard Gale Vor 7 Stunden
30 YEARS after I was telling people to listen to Extreme II because of Nuno. I'm more of a synths guy, but it never made sense to me that he wasn't getting wider recognition.
Nunchaku Vor 20 Stunden
It's ridiculous, right? So underrated.
Myke L.
Myke L. Vor 20 Stunden
Yes finally!! Amen to that
realto619 Vor Tag
​@Michael Pate I'm inclined to agree. He must not have really listened to much, because-to me-his playing was always more about the notes. The speed was just a byproduct of someone that has honed their craft every day. Now Yngwie, on the other hand, is someone that IS only defined by the speed of his licks. I've never heard anything he's done where I thought "brilliant!" or even mildly creative for that matter (granted it's a small sample size, but I never wanted to hear any more of his playing after the first few songs I had the displeasure of experiencing). All I've ever really heard of Nuno's playing is Pornograffiti and that totally blows me away. There are a plethora of different styles on that album and he shines in all of them. I like that not every track has to have a killer solo in it, as well. He may have a huge ego as one of the previous comments suggested, but I haven't seen that since I haven't followed his career that closely so that doesn't affect my appreciation for his work. Gary Cherone joining Van Halen may have derailed Extreme's overall success to a large degree, but I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of the new album.
leander bunch
leander bunch Vor 2 Tage
Yes, them lick's are awesome.
Gato Pirao
Gato Pirao Vor 6 Tage
Strange Rick gets surprised with that solo; there are several solos like that one in '3 sides...' and 'waiting for the punchline'. Those 2 albums went totally under the radar at the time but they are masterpieces! I like how Rick's guitar sounds even better that the actual recording when he plays the chords at the beginning :)
Dave Sauve
Dave Sauve Vor 2 Tage
Nuno blew my mind in 1991 when I first heard him, I found all his solo stuff after Extreme first broke up in the mid-nineties he plays such a variety of styles I thoroughly enjoy listening to his work, I think he's an underrated vocalist and songwriter as well
Max Myers
Max Myers Vor 2 Tage
I don't which part of this clip I enjoyed more; listening to the pure, unadulterated joy of Nuno's playing, or the sheer joy in Rick's voice and face as he listens and breaks it down for us. Magical, mate.
jeffrey blanchard
In 1989 I was a junior in high school and working at kemp mill records. I got Extreme's debut record and was hooked ever since. Glad Extreme are still making great music.
Duriologist Vor 3 Tage
When I lived in NOVA in the 80s, Kemp Mill Records was my go-to record store!
So glad they're back.
Mr. So And So
Mr. So And So Vor 4 Tage
Kemp Mill Records breaks its own record!
PiFF Vor 5 Tage
Nuno is so underrated and always has been.. Finally getting the credit he deserves.
PiFF Vor 11 Stunden
@james Top 100??? Dudes top ten man.. Guy is amazing and he does not get the mentions with Hendrix, Page, Eddie, ECT ECT. That's all I meant by underrated. And let me clarify this, Nuno is on almost every musicians list but to the average fan they have no idea who he is.
james Vor Tag
Who thinks Nuno is under rated? The guys been on pretty much every top guitarest list made in the last 30 yrs. How many times on the cover of guitar mags in the past. Hes played with Vai, Yngwie even Freddy Mercury just to name a few Most guitarists who aren't a youngster know.
Michael Bell
Michael Bell Vor 3 Tage
Underrated? Nah. Now Vito Bratta from White Lion, HE was underrated.
Medyo Bastos
Medyo Bastos Vor 4 Tage
he's never been under rated, mate. He's been up there always.
cavemanben Vor 4 Tage
Rick, in the video, says how much everyone knew he was amazing in the 90's. "Underrated" isn't equivalent to, not popular or not commercially successful. Having a mediocre band doesn't mean he himself has ever been underrated as a guitarist.
Mark Manson
Mark Manson Vor 11 Tage
Nuno has been the "your favorite guitarist's favorite guitarist" guy for decades now. Maybe the best rock musician ever that non-musicians don't know about.
Michael Rinus
Michael Rinus Vor 2 Tage
Honestly, I kinda „skipped“ Nuno, as I indeed did listen and own the old albums, but was so much into other stuff. (Satriani, Vai a lot different stuff and Slayer xD) I realized, that he is an insanely good guitarist, but did not really stick to pay (enough) attention. This album might change that :)
Extreme 3- Three Sides to Every Story- Yours, Mine and, the Truth, is aways in my CD player. Masterpiece!
El Greco
El Greco Vor 4 Tage
No. That's Bumblefoot.
Tyler Long
Tyler Long Vor 4 Tage
@Jerrold Hewson it is smaller, yes. Being a taller guy though just makes it that much easier to play for me, especially while standing
Jerrold Hewson
Jerrold Hewson Vor 4 Tage
@Tyler Longgonna disagree, I had one got rid of it. The scale was too small for me. It’s like a kids guitar.
Keith Thorgeirson
Nuno is an unreal player that few seem to know about other than "More Than Words" which is unfortunate. Became a fan after I first heard the album "Three Sides to Every Story." His guitar on "Cupid's Dead" is insane.
Duriologist Vor 3 Tage
"Cupid's Dead" is my favorite song on III. Funky, cool, varying chops. Love it.
J. Colin McGough
J. Colin McGough Vor 3 Tage
I thought they were just another "hair band" until I heard "Stop the World". I thought What. The. Actual. F!!! And was hooked!
James Gower
James Gower Vor 4 Tage
Every time I hear that solo in "Get The Funk Out" it gives me goosebumps.
Michael Herauf
Michael Herauf Vor 7 Tage
Rick what myself and many others love about you is your deep love of the music... you are genuinely a kid in a candy store at points in this vid enjoying the tune! You give the rest of us permission to be kids too!
Chris L
Chris L Vor 3 Tage
It's worth calling out Nuno's live playing is just as solid as his studio. He's on a whole different level, and a true guitar player's guitar player.
Nigel Martin
Nigel Martin Vor 7 Tage
Nuno’s solos sound humanly impossible. Astounding… the next level. 👍😎
Quecksilber Vor 4 Tage
No, only actual level. The lad to beat Eddie still has to be born. Maybe he is out there - somewhere. Nuno is awesome, no question though.
Nigel Martin
Nigel Martin Vor 7 Tage
Something else as well… totally unpretentious. Mainlining from the soul… Nuno is the “Bach on overdrive” of rock.
Bradley Swanson
Bradley Swanson Vor 9 Tage
I don’t think we can talk about Extreme without mentioning their criminality underrated 3rd album “III Sides To Every Story”. That thing is a masterpiece. It’s one of the best albums of the 90s and hardly anyone has heard it.
B L Vor 11 Stunden
I played that CD so many time my family put me up for adoption. Loved it.
Ugh yes, it’s like someone stole my thoughts
MTBdude Vor 3 Tage
You’re right. Its a great album that came out at precisely the wrong time.
Bradley Swanson
Bradley Swanson Vor 3 Tage
@David Clark I got my first copy of it from a friend of mine who worked at a record store. He had a copy of the CD without the cover or case. I popped it in as a curiosity and it didn’t leave my CD player for a month. I own it on vinyl now… the vinyl has all the songs and the CD is missing the track “Don’t Leave Me Alone”.
Jeremy B
Jeremy B Vor 3 Tage
@theaterdream I was actually let down by this album at first. III sides just spoiled me I guess. It was so different from what they had done up until then, but it quickly grew on me and I was able to appreciate Extreme can tackle any sound and kick ass at it.
tazzyzig Vor 5 Tage
The final 3 songs on III sides to every story to my mind are still one of the greatest guitar storytelling I have ever heard, often bringing a tear to my eye. So completely underrated not only in composition and singing but the utter beauty of the emotions being conveyed on a six string.
KVK Muzic
KVK Muzic Vor 5 Stunden
Damn, I thought I was the only one that experienced that, especially on the last three songs. I couldn't guess how often I replayed them. I actually revisited the moment several weeks ago. Rock On!
J. Colin McGough
J. Colin McGough Vor 3 Tage
It is an unbelievable piece of music. That last movement--unearthly
Jeremy B
Jeremy B Vor 3 Tage
Yes and, lets not forget the bass solo on Stop The World that introduces the melody to the 3rd side.
Jerzy Sloniewski
Jerzy Sloniewski Vor 3 Tage
I totally agree!, those are three of the best songs i remember in that time, though they feel as (or probably are) one in 3 movements... beautiful.
Yes it does, all of it. Gary is incredible during that part also. He's very underrated unfortunately too, (VH did Gary no favors however, in my opinion. Love 'em both, was not of a fan of them together though.)
Russell Brooks
Russell Brooks Vor 6 Tage
Nuno blew me away ever since their first album. If you've never heard their post-grunge album Waiting For The Punchline, you've got to check it out. Nuno used such a raw sound on it, and I think it was their best work.
Malukris Cph
Malukris Cph Vor 6 Tage
Agree! My favorite album as well! The mix is awesome. Kicks you right in the stomach.
somerset 808
somerset 808 Vor 2 Tage
Nuno has never been underrated and thought of “as the guy now” for us true blue Extreme fans! Been following since their ‘89 self titled album and their shows were just pure exhilaration. Smiled when I saw him on the Super Bowl Halftime show stage last month.
Greg M
Greg M Vor 5 Tage
I remember decades ago we all couldn’t wait for our favorite bands new albums to come out because we knew there would be some killer part in it that every one would be talking about for a month. Friends would gather around the turntable and do exactly what Rick is doing…”wow, play that part again”. That was a regular occurrence. Now when something like this happens, unfortunately, its monumental because it is so rare. Great video. Feels like days gone by, sitting around listening to albums with my friends
A FalseErra
A FalseErra Vor 4 Tage
Is it rare or just lack of perspective? Me and my friends in our 20s now do that with Jason Richardson, polyphia, pomegranate tiger, animals as leaders and many more. So it still happens but sure “ they don’t make music like they used to” give me a break.
PogDog Vor 3 Tage
Nuno reminds me of both EVH and Vito Brata of White Lion. Vito played like eddie but had his own melodic style and the exact same can be said for Nuno. Insane guitar solo, amazing guitarist.
KVK Muzic
KVK Muzic Vor 5 Stunden
Always glad when someone mentions Vito Bratta. Miss his playing. Rock On!
Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker Vor 8 Tage
I like the way Rick still cannot resist playing air guitar even when he's holding an actual guitar! Love it.
G Vor 6 Tage
Rick needs to get Extreme on for an interview! 🔥
welding & rock and roll
He didn't think rhcp did Eddie justice, so he did it better!
Le Blille
Le Blille Vor 7 Tage
Except he didn’t do air tap, so he lost many points there. He may need to retry the stage.
MetalizedButt Vor 7 Tage
Cos he can’t play Nuno’s solo
Joseph Vega
Joseph Vega Vor 7 Tage
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 so true
JeremyWK Vor 4 Tage
I was an 'Exteme' fan from day one. 30+ years later and I still have several of their songs in my playlist. HS Class of 1991, our senior class song was "More Than Words"
Soldier Blue
Soldier Blue Vor 19 Stunden
been an Extreme fan since Kid Ego....always knew Nuno had what it took....the telling point for me to actually see that fluidity in action was when he did remote video of Barracuda with Nancy that fantastic singer and of course our sorely missed Taylor Hawkins...the kind of licks and one move to the next Nuno did was just killer!!....totally love watching him go at it in that composition with all the rest of the all stars for that performance!!...
Bryan Girod
Bryan Girod Vor 7 Tage
My favorite Extreme album is their self titled debut. Nuno's solo prior to Mutha (Don't Wanna Go to School Today) is flat out amazing. That's when I knew he was a special player
Bryan Girod
Bryan Girod Vor 4 Tage
@Michael B as a trumpet player I liked Pornografitti. Three Sides I didn't care for.
Michael B
Michael B Vor 4 Tage
I had each of their 1st 3 albums, and Pornograffiti was the worst of the 3 IMO. I don't understand why it was by far the most popular.
PACKATK 74 Vor 6 Tage
"Rise" has such late 70s early 80s hard rock vibe. I love that this is out there there and seemingly popular. I look forward to hearing the whole album when it's released. And the Eddie comparison is spot on... really appreciate the break down.
Tom S.
Tom S. Vor 7 Tage
Nuno is extremely (no pun intended) rhythmic in all aspects of his playing. The guy is a buddy rich on guitar but incorporates elements of non rock cultures into killer displays of his musical talent. The feel, the groove, the execution is incredible in his solos and rhythmic chops Then you add his abilities of songwriting, vocals, diversity of styles and abilities to adapt his talents to others as a sideman. What else can be said that hasn't already been said. He's a killer player. Its good to have the torch of this type of playing still shining in the darkness of everything the industry, the web can subject us to that may not fit the bill for popular or mainstream but certainly won't be derided as less than steller in its niche. Go Nuno!
Robert Iola
Robert Iola Vor 11 Tage
Just like Eddie, Nuno distinguishes himself because what he plays is MUSICAL, not just dazzling. Many have done the latter without the former. He's great.
Duriologist Vor 3 Tage
@katskillz Pyrotechnics without musicality gets boring quickly.
katskillz Vor 10 Tage
Exactly this. Personally, its astounding how quickly I lose interest with say Petrucci's flawless playing.
Mike Lachey
Mike Lachey Vor 6 Tage
Extreme is sooooo under rated. Nuno was always under rated even though he could play circles around most every other guitarist
Scott Murphy
Scott Murphy Vor 5 Tage
Nunos always been great. This song reminds me "Hip Today" off their fourth album. Its personally my favorite Extreme album.
Robert McDonnell
Robert McDonnell Vor 7 Tage
I will never forget rewinding a VHS copy of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure over and over to replay the mall chase scene just because Play With Me was playing in the background and I had to know who did it. I was shocked when I learned it was the “More Than Words” guys. That’s how I learned about Nuno.
The Beans and Todd Show
He’s always been the guy in my book, best I ever saw live period…
Andy Fry
Andy Fry Vor 4 Tage
Great appreciation of Nuno who is undoubtably one of THE greatest guitarists! I believe he originally played drums which I think helped create his rhythmic style especially his solos but just everything else he plays. This song is so good and his solo is just incredible!
boingo insane
boingo insane Vor 10 Tage
Rick! Everyone is talking about Nuno's solo. Myself included. It's awesome. But I realized that nobody is talking about Gary's vocals. Gary Cherone is 61 years old and kills it. He's just incredible.
Nodus66 Vor 20 Stunden
@Ash Staunton absolutely! Picked that up as soon as the vocals kicked in.
James Bittle
James Bittle Vor 4 Tage
@Ash Staunton Perhaps, but Gary has a better voicer than Scott-no offense to Scott at all.
Chris Morris
Chris Morris Vor 5 Tage
For some reason, this makes me think of Steve Steven's on Vince Neil's "Look in her Eyes". Monster solo/s for sure. Nuno's right hand is insane!
Henrik Petersson
Henrik Petersson Vor 7 Tage
61 isn't very old though. Most singers who take care of their voice will sing really well at that age. Come back when he's 91.
YTOnceAgain Vor 7 Tage
But it's a terrible vocal production. Tuned and compressed to death. That guy sounds a lot better than what we get with this record.
Quixpeed Vor 6 Tage
I wonder if you heard his "Play With Me" solo, that brought him to the lights back in their early days?!?! Yes he is phenomenal, and very unappreciated for his level and skill. most of his early songs he was really onto to it, always you can find beautifully unique techniques in his music writing, the solo's always were a notch up on everything else.
N. Johannes S
N. Johannes S Vor 6 Tage
The solo is insane, that is for sure. I think we have to mention a few female contestants for the title as well though. The two guitarists in the Japanese metal band Lovebites play amazing solos both live and in the studio and when they do a "solo duet" they are so synched it is scary (such as in the song Holy War). Their solos in their song Stand and Deliver (Shoot them Down) are insane as well. And the solos in the speed song Break the Wall, especially the first one, are just beauty in strings.
JayPriceman Vor 5 Tage
The solo in "Rest in Peace" is still, TO THIS DAY, my absolute FAVORITE solo of all time... Just my opinion.
Sam The Man
Sam The Man Vor 3 Tage
Get The Funk Out is my absolute favourite solo ever, followed closely by Technical Difficulties by Racer X/Paul Gilbert
Dirk Diedens
Dirk Diedens Vor 4 Tage
Yes one of the best solo's ever! I do like this one too...a lot!
Kieran J Phillips
Awesome to see Nuno taking his playing to another level. Unlike most people when Pornograffiti came out, I heard the album.I knew they were more the ballads, so many great riff heavy songs.🙏🙏
Russty Russ
Russty Russ Vor 7 Tage
Rest In Peace was one of my favorite for the electric guitar in general and amazing solo at around 3:10 in the song. You can hear how great of a guitarist he is in that song. Great to hear new stuff from them. Discovering guitarists from the past and present one has never heard is such an awesome feeling, re-discovering ones we already knew and nearly or totally forgotten is that and a bonus! Some guitarists I love alongside Nuno and EVH, Tony MacAlpine, Portnoy, Sheehan, Sherinian, Buckethead, Sophie Lloyd, George Lynch, Tony Iommi, Zack Wylde, Yngwie, Jeff Loomis, Michael Angelo Batio, SRV of course, Jimi Hendrix, RobzFreak (Robby) and nobody knows this guy but just go listen to this track I found when searching for videos on my Korg Toneworks pedal 'Cab Sim ShootOut AX1500G vs Behringer UltraG for lead sound' video...he has 5 other videos/songs I like, no singing, just guitar/music which deserve to be heard. Cheers!
Mike Morada
Mike Morada Vor 11 Tage
Extreme and Mr Big! Everybody knows them for their acoustic pop hits in the 90s but most people are clueless how incredibly talented both bands are!
Suzanne Emerson
Suzanne Emerson Vor 6 Tage
@Michael Espinosa One of my favorite DE-vid concert videos! Steve Hackett, too!!!
Daniel Veloso
Daniel Veloso Vor 10 Tage
Right on. Mr Big was one or the greatest live acts I've seen. Unfortunately never had a chance to see Extreme live
Cesar Baron
Cesar Baron Vor 10 Tage
The tour we need!!
Solar Cows
Solar Cows Vor 10 Tage
Add winger to that list too.
bleepblabloop Vor 10 Tage
That’s how they paid the bills
Allen Martin
Allen Martin Vor 4 Tage
The first Extreme song i heard was Kid Ego and my bass player had the lp and after that i was hooked on Nuno and his approach and unreal styles. I'm so happy to hear something this aggressive and give me those chills i've always craved from guitar solos. I saw them open up for winger in the 80s and couldn't believe the effortless playing from Nuno. Reb was excellent also so it was a great concert if you're there for the guitar. I hope this album gives them continued success and if they tour and come nearby i'll try my best to make that show. I saw them in Knoxville , Tn years ago.
Nice. Nuno is really awesome. He's a scary shredder. But when he talks about his influences, idols and such and he mentions a lot. He gets really passionate. He becomes this kid and really excited. I think that's why he plays what he want, without being limited to any genre.
Robert Williford
Robert Williford Vor 4 Tage
Thank you Rick!! Nuno! Ykes!! When I hear him, he is hard to believe. I so very much appreciate his effort, ability, and musicality.
John Alexander
John Alexander Vor 4 Tage
Listen to the solo on It's a monster and licks from the Three sides to every story album and you can hear him put all of into one new awesome solo. It's insane listening to him. Never gets old.
Yeppy Bahri
Yeppy Bahri Vor Stunde
Nuno's solo was so unique. AMAZING!!!!!!
Savoir Rare
Savoir Rare Vor 10 Tage
Why is no one mentioning “Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee”? He’s been playing like this in his solo career for years. He’s always been exceptional and amazing. Effortlessly.
jaron95 Vor 7 Tage
Came here looking for this comment, was not disappointed.
Bngr Bngr
Bngr Bngr Vor 8 Tage
Thar part of this solo was a homage to his Flight of the Bumblebee. But to me the He Man riff is way better than the FotB before it.
Stefan Van der Pulst
@daleturner A couple more from the first 3 Blues Saraceno instrumental records : Before the Storm, A lighter Shade of Plaid, Stinky Kitty, Feeding the Box. Hundreds of songs exist with that delay trick. Nuno does it very well. Lesson one would be "Cathedral"- EVH, that's the easiest one.
Vikram Dravid
Vikram Dravid Vor 10 Tage
@Mark Rozenberg Dweezil did the second solo in He-man woman hater.
Siriusly Vor 10 Tage
Indeed. This sounds like ''Lil Jack Horny' to me. Nothing new from Nuno 30yrs later.
Pop Sequentialism
Even back before "Mutha, Don't Wanna Go to School Today" Nuno was a legend north of Boston and he was always a tremendously accessible and friendly guy. Glad to see these guys making music again even if it sounds more like Velvet Revolver than Extreme.
Gregory Petan
Gregory Petan Vor 5 Tage
Nuno uses that palm mute riff technique on peacemaker die from III sides to every story. That album is spectacular.
Never More
Never More Vor 5 Tage
Nuno has always been one of the greatest of all times in my opinion!!!! I never could figure out why soooooooo many people never mention him in the greatest of all time. I remember seeing them live In Boston right before Extreme came out and i was floored at Nuno's playing. Nuno should be DEFINITIVELY BE CALLED A GUITAR GOD!!!!!!! Hopefully someday Nuno will get the actaul credit he truly deserves!!!!
robert hall
robert hall Vor 2 Tage
His face at 5:46 made my weekend - Nuno and Rick are both national treasures!
Dave Marriott
Dave Marriott Vor 6 Tage
Wow!! I wasn't a fan of Extreme back then but this song is off the hook cool.....amazing leads, so in the pocket it's crazy.
XFLexiconMatt Vor 11 Tage
I always felt that Extreme's 'Three Sides To Every Story' was a vastly underrated album.
ehartle Vor 6 Tage
One of my top 5 albums of all time for sure. Cover to cover. I also love the next album, Waiting for the Punchline, which was the complete opposite of 3 Sides production style. Actually, I love every damn Extreme album and am super excited for this newest addition to the collection.
Roger8176 Vor 7 Tage
​@XFLexiconMatt Nuno actually did some work with Steve Perry.
Blake Helgoth
Blake Helgoth Vor 8 Tage
People saying they don't like Seven Sundays obviously don't understand the album. Seven Sundays in April is Easter. It lasts 7 weeks (50 days, well Pentecost is on the 50th day).
Rafael Medina
Rafael Medina Vor 9 Tage
The best…
Arturo Quinto
Arturo Quinto Vor 9 Tage
It is one of best Rock albums ever recorded. Everything Under The Sun is just a pure delight to hear!
Andy Stagger
Andy Stagger Vor 3 Tage
Nuno deserves credit period… this guy can freaking play ❤
Roberto Takahashi
Nuno is a beast! My favorite Nuno’s solo is the one he plays on Cynical, from Waiting for the Punchline album. This new song is a masterpiece on soloing.
Viktor Öström Berg
If i'm not mistaken, the second part of the solo is a delay trick where a delay fills the gap between the picked notes (set to dotted eights). A really cool effect and it can sound like you're playing blazing fast without breaking a sweat.
Fifty Fifty
Fifty Fifty Vor 3 Tage
That first part of the solo IMO is a total tip of the hat to EVH. I love it. RHCP John F also did a similar, more obvious tribute on their song called Eddie. I really love that EVH lives on with these incredible guitarists
Perry Mills
Perry Mills Vor 5 Tage
Like you, Rick, I lived through the monsters from Hendrix to Guthrie. But Nuno was always something we never could copy. His attack is so perfectly executed and his intensity was unmatched by any rock guitarist. He is the actual Guitar God archetype. I'm so pleased he is back.
Chris Branco
Chris Branco Vor 11 Tage
Nuno and Richie Kotzen are two guitarists still just killing it in this day and age!
Freddy Live
Freddy Live Vor 4 Tage
.. Ritchie is super talented.
Shadow Net
Shadow Net Vor 11 Tage
Richie and Nuno also two of my favourite underated guitarists. In fairness Nuno really is not underated, but arrived just after the high water mark of stunt guitar. One of a handful of all time greats.
Riza Moriza
Riza Moriza Vor 11 Tage
Eager for NunoKotzen duet album or single
gavi torres-olivares
And handsome af hahahahahahah
Edward Jons
Edward Jons Vor 11 Tage
Totally agree. Richie has toned back the virtuoso playing a little since abandoning the pick, but his long signature legato runs are still unique and heard in live performance are outrageously effective.
Mike Jones
Mike Jones Vor 5 Tage
I thought that heavy rock May have come to an end & all I had was the classic rock to listen to & try to play. All I heard no new music, it’s all been done before but then I heard this song & Nuno has raised the bar plus gives us hope! I absolutely love this song & it gives me a adrenaline rush like songs of the past used to. Love it! Love it! Go Nuno!!! You made my day!
Nuno Bettencourt and Vito Brata from White lion are two of my favourite guitar players, that have not been recognized for there amazing playing.
JPotter Vor 7 Tage
Surely someone will say that their favorite guitarist has played a more melodic/complicated/whatever solo in their song back then. FU its about time Nuno gets his due. Its about time he gets his spot beside his peers. & its about time Extreme is back. Hoping to see a Mr.BIG x Extreme collab concert.
Tagline Vor 6 Tage
I learned flight of the wounded bumble bee when I was 13 and then the come play w me solo a while after and I thought that was insane. This new solo has more soul than anything I've heard in a decade.Hes the best hands down.
Richard Porcari
Richard Porcari Vor 3 Tage
Check out the guitar solo on M83's Go! Plenty of soul in that one. Granted that came out six years ago.....
Todd Pretre
Todd Pretre Vor 6 Tage
Has anyone ever heard "Sex and Love" from Extreme? It was a b-side and also had a 12:00 remix of "Get the Funk Out". "Sex and Love" is about 2:30 of fast-paced amazingness from Nuno and company. Also, I saw these guys live back in 1991 and they were amazing. Part of Nuno's solo sounded like he was playing the drums. Friends I brought to the show were in awe!
Daily Bible Verses
Daily Bible Verses Vor 11 Tage
You should do a whole episode on the “Three Sides” record. That is a masterpiece!! So little known. That’s one of my favorite records of all time. The production and creativity that went to that record is incredible. Not for the average person. It’s really mostly musicians who appreciate how incredible that record is.
Daily Bible Verses
@Sricharan C Yes indeed. It's beyond amazing.
Daily Bible Verses
@MEC Lucky you! How I wish I could see them live.
Almark Vor 9 Tage
such good songs on that album. It's kind of like if you take apart bands such as Anthrax, Sound of White Noise and other groups from the early 90's you really find some amazing gems, doing stuff no one else was doing. Been listening to metal since 91.
Robert Holston
Robert Holston Vor 10 Tage
I think Rest In Peace might be the single greatest song ever recorded in human history.
Jersey Shawn
Jersey Shawn Vor 10 Tage
Agreed. I listen to it daily to this day.
scott Oshinski
scott Oshinski Vor 6 Tage
Nunos been my second favorite since mother "don't wanna go to school" back in who knows when. My #1 has always been Vivian Campbell. His sound and picking technique won me over. Saw him live three times with RJD. Rainbow in the dark solo ... ! Nuno is the guitar players guitar player. Just unbelievably creative and technical. I'd like to hear him team up with Steve Vai for a song. Be well everybody. 👍
Roger Spence
Roger Spence Vor 3 Tage
EVH used to talk about a guitar solo being a mini song in its own right, like a little composition, something you could hum along to. For so long the focus of the DE-vid generation has been on technique, speed etc but nobody seemed to care about musicality. This solo, in this song, changes everything. Even the way the vocal harmonies come in during the second half of that final progression in the solo is perfect, because it is being treated as an actual piece of music. Kudos to Nuno, the whole band and the producers as well. You have saved guitar rock. The fact you’ve done it in your late 50’s and early 60’s is mind blowing. Thank you and well done!!
Regan Tacon
Regan Tacon Vor 5 Tage
Nice one Rick! Definitely an awesome solo - Nuno is a king! I still feel his solo on Extreme “Stop the World” is one of the best guitar solos ever recorded - perfectly placed and chosen notes 👌 his phrasing is unreal ❤
Dale Newberry
Dale Newberry Vor 4 Tage
I have a feeling this album will be huge and extreme will finally get their due
Familiar Dave
Familiar Dave Vor 7 Tage
I've always said Nuno is #1 in my book, ever since I heard Mutha and Play With Me in 1989 on their first album.
Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva Vor 11 Tage
As a Portuguese metalhead, Nuno has always made me feel a bit of pride in having such a talented musician from Portuguese origin. Greetings from the UK. 🇵🇹🇬🇧
José Rui
José Rui Vor 6 Tage
@Frank Vieira Não posso discordar, porque não conheço a realidade de forma pessoal. Mas, já depois do teu comentário, verifiquei em dois locais diferentes que os ascendentes do Steve eram da Ilha do Pico. Penso que não altera em nada o sentido dos nossos comentários : dois excelentes músicos, conhecidos mundialmente, com ascendentes açoreanos. Dignos de todas as homenagens. Abraço.
Frank Vieira
Frank Vieira Vor 6 Tage
Pai de Steve Perry e familia da Ilha Terceira
José Rui
José Rui Vor 6 Tage
@Frank Vieira Eu sei. Os pais e os avós de Steve Perry (Journey) eram da Ilha do Pico, também dos Açores. Ambos falam português.
Frank Vieira
Frank Vieira Vor 7 Tage
Nuno is from Ilha Terceira in The Azores.
José Rui
José Rui Vor 7 Tage
Olá, Daniel! E se ao Nuno juntarmos Steve Perry? Os portugueses, em geral, terão a noção da grandeza destes dois brilhantes músicos com ascendência açoreana ? Vejo gente da área do desporto a ser sistematicamente condecorada e estes dois monstros da área da música a serem completamente ignorados. É pena.
toast180 Vor 6 Tage
Not many people can rip like Nuno. His and Paul Gilbert's work in the 80's and 90's remains some of my favorite guitar playing ever. Both have such amazing chops, feel and phrasing.
Walter Cromwell
Walter Cromwell Vor 2 Tage
Mr Big and Extreme on tour!
Here There Everywhere
Yes, sir!
Pit Viper
Pit Viper Vor 5 Tage
aschoeb Vor 5 Tage
Nuno has been a top 5 player for me since his first album. I even went with my girl to see Rihanna just because he was in her band. Great to see a comeback! The world will soon realize the obvious!
Music Nerd
Music Nerd Vor 2 Tage
Nuno and Matt Bellamy are the two guitar players that make my jaw drop most often nowadays.
Dr Stevie Jaseng N Sangma
Wow that is such an amazing solo. Rick the way you analyse it is superb & breath taking. Nuno is going to love his own solo even more after your review. 80's & 90's are back again with this wonderful song. Can't wait to see Nuno on your channel talking about this solo.
JuananMaster Vor 5 Tage
Nuno was always impressive, not only for solos but rhythm guitar playing is absolutely amazing. In fact I became a huge fan of Nuno back in 90s for his rhythm "melodies" in every song. What a groove.
H Vor 11 Tage
Nuno's tones, solos and arrangements on III Sides To Every Story and Waiting for the Punchline are phenomenal. You'll hear more solos like this on those albums.
Andy Golborne
Andy Golborne Vor 7 Tage
@Technical Difficulties well - you are entitled to an opinion.... :-) Three Sides was an still is fantastic - an under rated masterpiece of an album. Great to see the love for it in a lot of comments here. He is not the next Eddie, indeed, and have never tried to be. Never needed to be as he has his own voice. This solo, if anything, does sound like a bit of an Eddie tribute. And as for shoe horning his way into Ricks channel - did you actually listen to what Rick said, and also how much Rick genuinely obviously already appreciated Nuno's work?
Andy Golborne
Andy Golborne Vor 7 Tage
@Mike Uchima Wasn't there an acoustic or otherwise stripped down version of side 3 released at some point?
Christopher John Curcio
@Daniel Bass I totally agree! I think it's underrated!
Jordi A. TARRAGÓ Vor 10 Tage
Actually as right as you are it feels so weird that just some of us had this appreciation.
Adam Phillips
Adam Phillips Vor 10 Tage
Punchline is a GREAT record
Tobias Janssen
Tobias Janssen Vor 4 Tage
Nuno is the reason why i've started playing guitar ! He's still one of my masters !!!
I_See_Robots Vor 6 Tage
One of my favourite guitar players as a kid. My dad was a fan and we’d listen to Extreme a lot in his car. I’m now a guitarist in an alt rock / indie band, so nothing at all like Nuno, and Extreme wouldn’t be a common reference point in my music circles but his playing really influenced me growing up.
Victor Radulescot
Glad Rick points out how gifted this guy is. In my opinion, he is even above Eddy, or Randy, or Steevy, or whoever in the place, because of his musicality. You will never get twice the same solo on a song, and Actually each solo is exactly and perfectly the same in the intention, in the consistency, in the variations, and in the virtuosity. Another curiosity: From decadence dance to Rise, the man has never got older. Vampire secret for being such a killer, for sure! ;)
DaBunne Vor Tag
dang... that is definitely Nuno... I recognized his precision style immediately. It took me right back to the extreme album I used to listen to the most, III Sides... BUT I can also hear in this new music, how working with Steven Tyler and Aerosmith has influenced his style. Having not listened to much of his work between mid 90s and now, the subtle difference is quite noticeable!
benouade Vor 7 Tage
You love his solo on this new single ? Then check the intro of "He-Man Woman Hater". It's pure genius 😍
UK Bloke
UK Bloke Vor 10 Tage
To be fair, he established himself as someone that shouldn't be underestimated on the first album with the 'Play With Me'' solo.
3DCGdesign Vor 9 Tage
I loved their 3 albums I bought, but the first album will always be my favorite. and Play With Me will always be the pinnacle of the album. And Play With Me is the first song I play for anyone who tell me that they only ever heard "More Than Words".
J Vor 9 Tage
That scene in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure in the mall where this song is playing was absolutely epic.
härjaren Vor 9 Tage
That fastpicking teqnique with fast delay reminds me of Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee too!
Joerock Vor 9 Tage
this was when I first heard of him! An iconic solo IMHO
dphidt Vor 9 Tage
@erissrocI grew up in the Boston, MA area and was in college then. I remember hearing “Mutha don’t wanna go to school today” on WHJY in Providence RI, before the album was released. All of the Nuno “tricks” are on that album, even then. Van Halen was a huge influence on their sound. Like Aerosmith before them, anyone in a band had someone who knew someone who knew someone in the band. Glad to see they’re back with a vengeance!
D.J. Eshelman
D.J. Eshelman Vor 6 Tage
Can't wait to hear the whole thing. Extreme III is on my list of top 20 albums. It was so well produced and the performance was next level... yet it went nowhere. Severe injustice.
Ric Hernando
Ric Hernando Vor 5 Tage
Nuno was under rated as a guitar player because of the simplicity of More Than Words progression. Rick just showed who the real Nuno is!
João Dimas
João Dimas Vor 7 Tage
Finally! Nuno is one of the best guitar players ever! He borns in Portugal, he have the portuguese nationality too... he is an amazing musician!
Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy Vor 3 Tage
Nuno has always been #1 - I picked up the guitar because of him ❤
David Vor 7 Tage
I think that nuno has a delay doing part of the pattern anyway it is incredible. Nuno’s playing is outstanding since the beginning; it is something else.
Destiny: The Series
I’m so happy the world has finally noticed my favorite band. Their third album “III Sides To Every Story” is a fricken underrated masterpiece. "Waiting For the Punchline" and "Saudades De Rock" are also under the radar albums!
Mark Bauer
Mark Bauer Vor 8 Tage
@tmmsplace You have no clue who my friends are and what our music scene is about. Butt Rock/Hair Metal absolutely sucks. There's so much talent in this world. Gizz from the English Dogs/Janus Stark could play anything this dude can play and he's a Punk Rocker. Gary Holt from Exodus and Slayer absolutely destroys Nuno. Quick swinging from his nuts. There's thousands out there as good as him. Extreme doesn't have one good song. He's talented but, wake up. There's thousands of Death Metal guitarist that destroy this dude without the gay vocals.
J S Vor 8 Tage
They always said doing More Than Words made enough money so they could do III Sides, an album they really wanted.
Roger Furer
Roger Furer Vor 9 Tage
@No Job Buddy That's because SoCal doesn't know from Boston. My band was playing songs from Aerosmith's 'toys In The Attic" in 1975 and landed in SoCal, but nobody knew any of those songs. About a year later "Dream On" became a hit. SoCal is in its own private "I dunno".
larry warhurst
larry warhurst Vor 9 Tage
True,"Three Sides to Every Story" is my home theater demo. When i give new people a Test Drive on my home theater system this is a demo! The intros are all spot on. A fan since Porno, :) Even have a dramagods dvd in Korea.
Dctr Meh
Dctr Meh Vor 9 Tage
they played the Freddie mercury tribute concert and stole the show from the greatest bands of the time. having written literally one of the most famous love songs ever. not really unnoticed. They were ignored by macho rockers and metal heads though because they could sing love songs and snobbish gen x ers who thought a band who could play were automatically arseholes
Jerzy Sloniewski
Jerzy Sloniewski Vor 3 Tage
I've been listening to Nuno's every single song and band since pornograffitti, and actually learned to play rock guitar with his music, many many years ago. In the last 30+ something years there are a lot of good examples of his knowledge an ability to play and compose. I am glad good musicians still working on their own and there are still ways we can hear their work.
Roberto Vor 4 Tage
Freakin' song kicks ass! Seems like it's been a long time since there's been a rocking song released! ✌️🤘
Ricardo Silva
Ricardo Silva Vor 7 Tage
8:35 and also the thing with Nuno is that he plays his guitar so low when standing up and he can still manage to play those chops. Amazing technique.
Lloyd W
Lloyd W Vor 4 Tage
If you haven't seen it yet, seek out his interview on Herman Li's Shred Talk - they talk about this exact thing!
Mark Mc72
Mark Mc72 Vor Tag
Heard this song on the radio recently, my ears perked up immediately and I knew it was Nuno. Some of the solo reminded me of his 'flight of the wounded bumble bee'. But what a great fresh modern sounding track from the band. Hopefully they'll be playing somewhere near me sometime soon.
max2562 Vor 7 Tage
flight of the wounded bumblebee will always be my all time favorite solo from any guitarist. plus on the album it crashes into He-man woman hater which is another jaw dropping track.
MustangRed1967 Vor 11 Tage
After Eddie's passing we need this. Nuno is completely underrated in my opinion. We need a guy like him still. I hope to see Extreme when they come to Philly.
j freed
j freed Vor 11 Tage
@Eric In SF underrated comment. 👎
TK Vor 11 Tage
@Eti disagree, when an artist is famously not underrated, it's a misnomer, and a sign of ignorance.
TK Vor 11 Tage
​@Craig Halvorsonnope that would be 30 years too late! 😂
Big Kick LEO
Big Kick LEO Vor 11 Tage
​@Eric In SF Hah! I thought I WAS the only grumpy older guy on here!!! Unfortunately we have too many younger/less familiar peeps online making declarations instead of observations. At least this post includes the disclaimer "in my opinion". Truthfully, "it's my observation" would be more accurate, alas too many uninformed opinions are flooding comments sections everywhere. But I DO agree with the sentiment - it IS GREAT that Nuno is AGAIN getting attention so that new audiences can enjoy and learn from him. For the rest of us, whether you were/ are Extreme fans, or Rhiana fans (he's been her Musical Director and guitarist for like 15yrs now - caught a glimpse at the superbowl), or just from the LA or Boston areas - we've always included Nuno in the convo of GOAT gtr players. 🤘🏻 He's one of my faves because of his POCKET, FEEL and CHOICES. Also, he's a solid drummer. Played drums on the early recordings and can be seen playing Hot For Teacher on drums live with Steel Panther on YT. The guy is wicked talented brah!! 😅
Craig Halvorson
Craig Halvorson Vor 11 Tage
The second sentence of this comment should be, “Nuno is the heir to the throne.” 🤷🏻‍♂️Maybe that would have been well received? 😆
vasile seicaru
vasile seicaru Vor 6 Tage
7:58 there definitely is a pattern to it, sounds to me like a reinterpretation of Moonlight Sonata 3rd movement, where instead of ending every phrase on the highest note he backtracks to the tonic, or close to it. Sounds great, especially with the palm muting.
Dylan van Haaften
We love seeing someone as awesome as Rick even play Air guitar and loving it.
Ashiqur Rohman
Ashiqur Rohman Vor 7 Tage
I dn't know why but everytime i hear Nuno play i am reminded of Vitto Bratta(who in my opinion is one of the most underrated guitarist ever. That guy was a genius beyond words could describe. Sad he never got his due that he deserved )
Freddy Live
Freddy Live Vor 3 Tage
.. Vito is definitely very talented as well.
Ashiqur Rohman
Ashiqur Rohman Vor 4 Tage
@1952 Studebaker Coupe Agreed on the playing styles to the dot but yet i dnt know why i get reminded of Bratta for some reason. Nonetheless pure geniuses both. Absolute icons
1952 Studebaker Coupe
Definitely two of the most unique guitarists of their niche-although I’d say their soloing styles are rather contrary: Nuno’s solos are often very percussive, feature a lot of picking, and have a bit of an “off-the-cuff” danger, whereas Bratta’s solos have a violin-esque quality, make use of lots of legato and tapping, and are clearly pre-composed.
Fahad Javaid
Fahad Javaid Vor 6 Tage
kis Ka naam le Lia zaalim. vitto brata. genius