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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@IAmMarkManson Vor 8 Monate
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.
@jimyoung9262 Vor 8 Monate
Well said. So true.
@sbryson06 Vor 8 Monate
The Subtle Art of Melting Your F*ckin Face Off
@swampscott2670 Vor 8 Monate
Correct. And let’s also not forget that his assorted Washburn guitars are among the best instruments ever also.
@SuperDoggy99 Vor 8 Monate
Very true. I've spent years trying to get friends and family to listen to Nuno's music. But they would always say, "You mean the More Than Words guy? Nah." It's really annoying, because they don't know what they're missing; he makes a lot of musicians/guitarists look like they've been asleep at the wheel for decades. After a while, though, you just give up trying to persuade, coerce, and indoctrinate the ignorant masses. One might even say that you just learn to not give a f*ck.
Okay, I found out about Nuno because of Extreme, but I stuck with him because of his talent (and hair).
@Mike-ge7pe Vor 6 Monate
As someone who grew up absolutely idolizing Nuno, seeing him finally get the recognition he deserves all these years later brings a tear to my eye
@RotaryAlkymist Vor 6 Monate
@lorettasearcy1471 Vor 5 Monate
Are they in the rock and roll hall of fame yet ?
@dreamdiction Vor 5 Monate
In the mid 90s I like Nuno's playing in Poison but everyone I knew hated Poison saying they were a glam-boy-band. I very pleased that at last Nuno is playing with a band which shows how good he really is.
@lorettasearcy1471 Vor 5 Monate
@@dreamdiction C.C. Deville is an amazing guitar player.
@ericjpdt Vor 5 Monate
Nuno himself hide his abilities for a decade in his solo career. He was not recognized by many until now because he don't bother too much about this
@ryche.rising Vor Monat
Get the Funk Out is arguably one of the most badass solos ever created for guitar. Bryan May said he was stunned when he heard it. I can't imagine the world without EVH, Nuno, Vai, Satriani, Malmsteen, Blackmore, Petrucci and other geniuses.
@bryanmcguire3747 Vor 6 Monate
Brian May called Nuno's solo from "Get the Funk Out" is the best, most technically-incredible guitar solo ever.
@RyanMonty Vor 12 Tage
Hard to disagree. Most difficult solo I've ever had to learn.
@lancel71 Vor 12 Tage
He's not just spraying notes, it's a very percussive and bold attack on the guitar, excellent!🤘
@dechamo Vor 6 Monate
It’s a shame you don’t hear this type of guitar solos now a days. Glad Nuno is still delivering amazing ones
@iamcraig85 Vor 6 Monate
You do. Just have to know where to look. You definitely not hearing it on any airwaves
@Despond Vor 5 Monate
@@iamcraig85 Yep. Every genre has amazing fresh talent it's just in the past you would discover them on mainstream sources, now you just have specifically search because sadly mainstream has been hijacked and been the same for over a decade.
@Liv-hk7zi Vor 4 Monate
@@iamcraig85 @Despond could you share some of this artists/songs with us?
@robertneely9422 Vor 2 Monate
Nuno was just at the Lovebites concert in Tokyo to hear and meet Midori and Miyako who both claim him as major influence.
@AzazelReborn81 Vor Monat
Oh they are out there. If you look into the metal “scene” you get plenty of them.
@lowenbad Vor 8 Monate
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.
@blakehelgoth5247 Vor 8 Monate
@marcusswift7969 Vor 8 Monate
Wore that album out on tape. Yup tape!!! Amazing. Going to Listen to it now!
@brianmillerspeaks Vor 8 Monate
One of the most underappreciated albums in rock history.
@jaymueller2418 Vor 8 Monate
I’ve heard it but I grew up two towns over from those guys in Mass. Masshole for life.
👏👏👏👏 I don’t think it ever got airplay on any radio stations. A real shame.
@hochhaul Vor 5 Monate
Three Sides to Every Story is sickeningly under-rated. Nuno deserves so much more respect than he has been given by the US recording industry
@danielvergara5802 Vor 6 Monate
I remember Extreme played at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert and KILLED IT!! They played a medley of several Queen songs that was just incredible. Only the four of them, with a drum kit with only one tom, a singer with an out of this world voice (Gary Cherone) and Nuno just murdering each son. What a good band and amazing guitar player. So yes, Nuno rocks!
@BeSmarterFaster Vor 8 Monate
I'm not a guitar player (keys here) but your excitement and enthusiasm is so darn contagious. I love seeing how you dissect the parts like a musical surgeon. I know you talk about how your ear training is a big part of your skill set. It was remarkable to me that you can hear things that are beyond my present ability to comprehend. You are a joy to watch.
@1RobHunter1 Vor 7 Monate
Nuno's flight of the wounded bumble bee live is crazy. It is on another level along with his rhythm chording mixed in. I always liked EVH and his style but Nuno has like a jazz phrasing aspect. He wears his guitar slung low and can just rip on it.
@svanesk Vor 7 Monate
Nuno Bettencourt is an absolute animal on the guitar and a vampire, dude does not age.
@simonpsychosis2812 Vor 8 Monate
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.
@Pianodean Vor 8 Monate
A - FREAKIN - MEN!!!!!
@demotics2005 Vor 8 Monate
He's been one of my faves. I'm actually surprised to learn (based on the comment) that he isn't as popular as I thought he was
@gr8avocado Vor 8 Monate
Yup. Nuno has been one of my favorite guitarists since the first record and always thought he should have way more credit than he's had. I never really considered him true shredder either. To me his playing always had more groove, melody and feeling than the other shredders.
@steelbender8566 Vor 8 Monate
I'm happy to see it too! he's Back!!...one of my favorite Guitarists EVER among the thousands of shredders👍(Guthrie Govan and Yngwie Malmsteen are the others.) Nuno's sense of rhythm and groove are like no other. it's nice to see him after a long time, "Decadence Dance, Play with Me and Get the Funk Out" stills blows my mind and "Rise" is spectacular like them. Also like to give credit and props to the legendary vocalist Gary Cherone, top notch powerful vocals, super high energy especially during live performance. He just holds and command the crowd. Extreme is the best!
@dvyt433 Vor 8 Monate
Dude he's been known as one of the best guitarists for 35 years or more. He's the reason I started then .
@budgiecat2885 Vor 7 Monate
Its odd that Rick didnt mention Nuno's first solo that got everyone going wtf which was on their first album; the song Play With Me which was featured in the Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure movie. That solo was insane.
@fabs66 Vor 7 Monate
💯% This solo remains my absolute favorite over time
@gator7082 Vor 7 Monate
You are correct, that was the one that really floored me.
@IansUToob57 Vor 7 Monate
that was the first time i heard Nuno. I was, like whuuuuuut?!! That led me to Extreme. :)
@bradpower5520 Vor 6 Monate
Also odd that the intro to He Man Woman Hater isn't being talked about, there are a lot of similarities.
All the releases so far from Six have been astonishing. As you say; many people will only remember Extreme for 'More than Words' but their catalogue is vast. I read a review or something from Nuno saying that; after Eddie passed, someone had to continue this style of music. He stated categorically that he wasn't trying to be the 'Next Eddie Van Halen' but simply to keep that style of music relevant. Six has done that. The best guitarist no-one (non music fans) has ever heard of. Their loss...
@DanKonev Vor 8 Monate
Люблю Extreme уже 30 лет🤘
@alexanderh2715 Vor Monat
This solo is like a roller coaster ride. 🔥 Sounds a bit like buckethead. Love it
@handsson Vor 7 Monate
After discovering his riff and solo for Extreme's "Peacemaker Die" as a kid in 1992 I was forever hooked on learning how to play the electric guitar. he deserves far more recognition...
@captaincurd2681 Vor 6 Monate
It was powerful, fast and also slow and melodic...
@stephenwalker2924 Vor 8 Monate
I like the way Rick still cannot resist playing air guitar even when he's holding an actual guitar! Love it.
@djjazzyjeff1232 Vor 8 Monate
Hahahaha it really is kinda silly but also super relatable lol.
@sailosikepa8950 Vor 8 Monate
Hell yeah!!
@michaelh8862 Vor 8 Monate
@josephvega3763 Vor 8 Monate
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 so true
@MetalizedButt Vor 8 Monate
Cos he can’t play Nuno’s solo
@killakane2193 Vor 7 Monate
Nuno's an insanely talented and dexterous player, not to mention a great song writer and arranger. Great to see he's back with Extreme and getting serious recognition for his stellar chops.
@HearturMind Vor 6 Monate
Love your interview with him. I can understand now how he can be present playing at such speed. His mind is amazing. And so generous to share his rat pedal technique!
Always been a fan of Nuno. In fact, he and Jerry Cantrell are my two favorite from the 90s and are amongst my favorite all time. Both are DREADFULLY underrated.
@jakelee1790 Vor 7 Monate
The thing is, he's been doing this stuff for years but for some reason this is getting huge exposure. Nuno is awesome...one of my biggest influences
The general world suddenly woke up.
In my opinion, Nuno writes the best Solos that are technically amazing and still have a great melody and groove to them. I personally think that nothing beats his Solos on Population 1. I mean, if you listen to the Solo of Spacemen or Stiff, just wow. Doesn't get better than that.
@boingoinsane8639 Vor 8 Monate
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.
@ashstaunton3467 Vor 8 Monate
Great vocal delivery and phrasing but it’s totally mimicking Stone Temple Pilots - Scott Weiland don’t you think? Not a bad thing at all.
@powerbuilder1019 Vor 8 Monate
Indeed!, Gary Cherone is not only a fantistic vocalist and frontman but a great Entertainer as well🤘, very few band singers can captivate and command the crowd like what Gary can do. Watched him live and his energy is just mesmerizing....sings, runs, dance, jump the stage for 2 hours!. 😱
@bastianogr4960 Vor 8 Monate
Absolutely! Gary's voice is insane. I think he sounds better than ever. Absolutely amazing!
@dave7794 Vor 8 Monate
Totally agree. They're both great... and what a song ! Extreme still rocks !!!🤘
@DM-sy4hg Vor 8 Monate
My take is that Nunos links and solo save the song, which is incredibly bland. Even his riffs are bland. Really cool stuff in the soloing but the song is kind of awful overall.
@NathanMaharaj Vor 7 Monate
Yeah, you nailed it. He's got the chops, but he's completely free of them. They're at the service of musicality, and everything he does has musical meaning, adds to the song. Nuno plays with time, amazing pitch control, always bringing the drama.
@LightWingStudios Vor 7 Monate
Frightening...Virtuistic...Beautiful. Nuno is nothing short of a Guitar Assassin. And that's an assessment from a less than amateur guitarist just getting back into playing after 40 years at age 70. This time around I have no illusions just awe. :)
@bryanshirley3264 Vor 6 Monate
Rick your interview with Nuno was a masterpiece. I thought after the Sting interview it couldn't get any better. I was wrong, the way you let Nuno Bettencourt be himself was awesome. I have a whole new respect for Nuno. I think the most endearing part of the interview was when he gave his brother the respect due to his influence on his playing. Mad respect for Nuno.
@alan22470 Vor 5 Monate
Super interesting to hear Nuno discuss playing and not being able to read music. Amazing talent.
@LinkRocks Vor 5 Monate
@@alan22470 Ironically his hero Eddie Van Halen couldn't read sheet music.
@woolfel Vor 7 Monate
I was in high school when extreme had their first hit. Nuno has always had his own sound. A lot of guitarists can shred or know music theory, but very few you can tell just by a few notes. Eddie, Nuno, SRV, John Lee Hooker, Hendrix, Tim Henson are standouts for me. I only need to hear a handful of notes and I know who it is.
@snowyrain5730 Vor 6 Monate
Eric Johnson was another. The very second you hear Cliffs of Dover you know its him.
@brianzane5748 Vor 8 Monate
This might be the first time I've seen someone playing air guitar whilst holding an actual guitar 😅 Love it.
@MrLacke3 Vor 7 Monate
Best comment! 🥇
Go to 4:20.....
@johnstevens8253 Vor 6 Monate
Air guitar or not knowing how to play it?
@davidcarter1157 Vor 6 Monate
Right 🤣
@jeffg329 Vor 6 Monate
hahahaha classic! 😂🤣😂
@Stratokikay Vor 7 Monate
We 80s and 90s kids know that Nuno took the guitar to another level where EVH left off. I hope Rick will also do a video of another EVH inspired guitarist...Vito Bratta ❤️
@snowyrain5730 Vor 6 Monate
Last I heard Vito is now a real estate agent in NY. ( ! )
@roughnight Vor 6 Monate
YES, both Nuno and Vito were coming from EVH's School (one might say). Nuno is more to the funk and dance rock, pretty much the whole extreme concept. on the other hand, Vito is doing Randy rhoads with EVH technique.
@mikekellam365 Vor 6 Monate
That's a FAR reach.. Did Nuno pick up on it, You BET, but Eddie didn't drop DAMN thing..
@maus_drummer Vor 6 Monate
Vito… amazing guitar player!! Sadly he never went back to play!
@ddinfant679 Vor 6 Monate
I was just thinking that
@1RobHunter1 Vor 7 Monate
Nuno is just an extreme rarity in nature. There are things that can be achieved by practice to achive and then there things you just have to have naturally born with - like perfect pitch. You can practice your entire life and not do what Nuno can do naturally in his own style / phrasing. His fluid speed and timing is something to behold. His live playing is nothing short of incredible. He is pretty humble also.
@peterdent2019 Vor 7 Monate
All the guys in Extreme are incredible. I love those early albums so much
@brunocarreiro7796 Vor 5 Monate
Brilliant guitarist, down to earth guy! Deserves more recognition and exposure in Portugal.🇵🇹🇵🇹🇵🇹
@silviofonseca4597 Vor 2 Monate
Não podia estar mais de acordo..... o país ainda não lhe deu o devido crédito!
@retrotoonsrewind Vor 7 Monate
Thank you for featuring Nuno! He is one of the solo guitar players that has his own sound identity when playing solos. Not just doing technical virtuosity around the fret board. 🎉
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.
@avmo2128 Vor 8 Monate
I completely agree!
@oscarsanchez1327 Vor 8 Monate
@RandyB521 Vor 8 Monate
@ThePreston6 Vor 8 Monate
Yes! One of my favorites of all time by anyone.
@steenjuul1808 Vor 8 Monate
@jarrodnease474 Vor 7 Monate
Nuno cemented himself as a phenomenal guitarists before Get the Funk Out. The solo in Play with Me is nuts and has that playful early VH feel. My guitar teach at the time of the first release said Play with Me was the best post-Eruption solo hed heard. And he was a very accomplished guitarists himself.
@musiconly3144 Vor Monat
I remember seeing them back in the day. Thinking that More than Words was the tempo of the band, and why would my hard rock drummer bf buy my ticket? Then I got it! They were so underrated (I feel) bc of the ballad era. They blew my mind that night. A fan ever since. I heard their new single release Rise. Well hell it’s about damn time! I really enjoy ur shows @RickBeato and interviews like w Derek Trucks. Love to see more. I never learned how to read music so I only jam along w songs. I strum along to a lot of different songs. So is there a rocker out there in Florida who want to hang out and play guitar?
@rickw5024 Vor 8 Monate
He's ALWAYS been "The Guy" every since the first Extreme record. He's continued where Eddie & Randy left off. His playing style is so unconventional and he has continued to raise the bar outside the realm of mainstream music. Phenomenal is the best and only way to describe him and his prowess on the guitar.
@Brutish1 Vor 6 Monate
Saw Nuno as part of the "Generation Axe" concert with Zack Wylde, Yngwie and Tosin Abasi. Still up there in the top 3 best concerts I have been to.
@Guerrerosyoutube Vor 7 Monate
You both rock... Nuno and Rick!
@mikemorada6290 Vor 8 Monate
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!
@swampscott2670 Vor 8 Monate
Extreme, Mr. Big and the Winery Dogs. That would be quite the evening.
@MrGidella Vor 8 Monate
And how incredibly metal they are!
@mikepaulus4766 Vor 8 Monate
There's a reason why many of us are Addicted To That Rush.
@swedeinla Vor 8 Monate
hahaha. EVERYBODY knows how talented they are.
@paulspecht5165 Vor 8 Monate
@@swampscott2670 Paul Gilbert is another guitarist that doesn't get the recognition he deserves.
@robozot Vor 7 Monate
30 years later and I’m still playing Nunos riffs from pornograffitti. He was a monster player then and still is. He just didn’t have the lucky timing of his peers - he broke through right when heavy rock with complex guitar parts went out of fashion. Maybe if the worm is turning again Nuno can finish what he started!
@muzmason3064 Vor 6 Monate
It's a monster 😂
@davejapan5048 Vor 7 Monate
Dude your reactions to nuno playing solos is so wholesome and pure. I love it
@galdrmusic9680 Vor Monat
your clear passion in all your videos make them so enjoyable to watch!
@Bangkokguitar Vor 6 Monate
Extreme and Nuno single handedly, gave a direct IV to a hardly surviving genre of music. We owe Extreme the world!
@RotaryAlkymist Vor 6 Monate
Pffff, what genre is that? Gay Metal?
@la83959 Vor 5 Monate
@@RotaryAlkymist Good one!
@soapy3204 Vor 6 Monate
Aside of the ability and teqnique ,the hours put in etc ,his playing is inspirational and you can feel that the passion is still there all these years down the line .he did it again 🎯✨💥🎼🎩
@robertiola88 Vor 8 Monate
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.
@katskillz Vor 8 Monate
Exactly this. Personally, its astounding how quickly I lose interest with say Petrucci's flawless playing.
@BryanDurio Vor 8 Monate
@@katskillz Pyrotechnics without musicality gets boring quickly.
@ryanfraley7113 Vor 5 Monate
A guitar solo that shreds AND fits the song. Nuno is a gift.
@juballard1972 Vor 6 Monate
Amazing solo 😊
@beauqc5587 Vor 8 Monate
Rick, your enthusiasm for guitar is intoxicating. I watch your facial expressions as you listen to this spectacular solo and it is EVERYTHING! I freakin' love you! Can't tell you how much fun it is to watch you and to hear you trying to explain to a regular Joe, like me, what's going on. You are AMAZING!
@jeffhubbard9951 Vor 7 Monate
Wow. Serious respect is due, for this one! I love the section where he plays at half time against the rhythm section - so, so cool! That guy is a serious bad-ass. I hope he gets the props that should have been coming his way for many years!
@bennett6805 Vor 5 Monate
Rick. I think one of Nuno's best (amazing) solos is the song "Play with Me". Incredible!
@SavoirRare Vor 8 Monate
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.
@garywade5071 Vor 8 Monate
Yes. It’s his delay trick. And he does it Extremely well.
I see what you did there…
@markdunn7828 Vor 8 Monate
Yeah I was thinking that last part sounds like the notes Rick is showing but with his delay trick
@JohnnyStrings Vor 8 Monate
... or the "Play With Me" solo, featured in the Bill and Ted movie.
@daleturner Vor 8 Monate
Dotted 8th delay, feedback at zero, delay output max, separating/choking notes with frethand to leave holes between picked notes for delay repeats to poke through.... Picking only 8th notes (double time, here)... "Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee," Eddie Van Halen's "Cathedral," Dream Theaters "Surrounded," Paul Gilbert's "the Echo Song"...whatever that Albert Lee song is called..... Similar thing in Yngwie's "Black Star" intro...
Nuno Bettencourt is amazing. He is the best example that the world musical industry is based on Marketing, much more than talent. Especially the US market. If you ask a professional guitar player to rank Nuno, he will say he is among the TOP 10 guitar players of all time. Nuno is one of the few permanent official members of the Fender's ambassadors and official consultants. I just hope people (streamers and influencers) now help to drive Nuno to the place he always deserved.
@artanywhere7256 Vor 7 Monate
He's finally being recognized as the guitar maestro that he is. His time to shine
He was always considered one of the best by the guitar magazines back in the day. They were also very popular on mtv. He got TONS of recognition as a great guitarist as well as Vito Bratta, Warren Demartini, and George Lynch to name a few others. Very few reached the iconic notoriety of Randy or Eddie but they were still praised by the guitar magazines on a regular basis.
@rg807 Vor 6 Monate
Santana said it best, "There are about 10K great guitar players, but there's only about 100 that they play a couple of notes and you know exactly who they are." That's the difference between just shredding and art. Hard to define, but you know it when you hear it.
@alisadetrick6030 Vor 3 Monate
Paul Kossoff
@samsaraa2001 Vor Monat
Yes true, but Nuno doesn’t have that IMO.
@kevwills858 Vor 6 Monate
Rick, your'e a true analyst and educator of music 👍 Something that no AI will ever replace ... keep following what you ❤ and spreading it 👍👍
@thomasbatone5503 Vor 7 Monate
It's great seeing how happy it makes our Host Rick, that's the essence of good music,stirring one's soul,if you will,making us be moved.Great Video Rick.
@XFLexiconMatt Vor 8 Monate
I always felt that Extreme's 'Three Sides To Every Story' was a vastly underrated album.
@TomGrubbe Vor 8 Monate
It's underrated but there's a bunch of later tracks that I just skip. I'm not sure what they were thinking with songs like Seven Sundays and Stop the World. Pornograffitti has more killer songs on it (except for When I first Kissed You).
To me 3 sides is one of my favorite albums. Classic.
@shmilbert Vor 8 Monate
Their Sgt pepper's
@XFLexiconMatt Vor 8 Monate
@Tom Grubbe The album illustrated they could be the next Queen, when the drummer and bassist Pat Badger left, the vibe changed and their momentum for me.
@rraabbeeoo Vor 8 Monate
@@TomGrubbe Agreed. That album has always stopped for me somewhere around Seven Sundays…but even cut in half it’s mega underrated.
@Pattbonn47 Vor 6 Monate
Nuno has ALWAYS been overlooked from day 1. That man has some unreal talent that most will never realise. His N4 is my all-time dream guitar, even over George's Mr. Scary guitar. One day, hands.... one day...
@juaneps Vor 2 Monate
How can you not even mention “III sides of every story” ! That album is THE most underrated album of the 90’s.
@jonserino2722 Vor 7 Monate
The fact that it’s a lead guitar, a bass and drums and that is it for the musical instruments part of the band makes it even more amazing.
@user-wg1ku2ps2t Vor 3 Monate
Just saw Extreme last night. 2 hours of guitar playing "Bliss". Everything you've said is right on. He is The DUDE! His playing just blows my mind. The rest of the band are fantastic, too. What a show!
@RJ-xh3wd Vor 7 Monate
Impeccable sense of time and operating within it. ROCK SOLID. Nothing loose about it except where it was intended in the solo. That's one of the things that is so impressive about his playing. Everything is executed with intention. Like listening to Michael Brecker play a sax solo. Everything is intentional and rock solid. And the musical chops and skill sets to make hit happen. I love it!!
@pregnantwonder Vor 8 Monate
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.
@mopedofeel Vor 8 Monate
Семен Борисенко?))
@octoman11 Vor 8 Monate
When you are that gifted it is surprising to see someone actually that generous to the extent that they must really feel so lucky to have been gifted with such abilities that they are thankful and pass that existential sort of vib to others.
@pregnantwonder Vor 8 Monate
@@mopedofeel yes. He teched Nuno while he was touring with Rhianna
@drewlovs Vor 7 Monate
More than words ultimately hurt them-I was 21 at the time it hit, and the video had all our girlfriends going groupie-it was a big turn off for those of us young and stupid. Then Gary went to Van Halen, pissing off Roth and Hagar fans alike… lol. Death nail.
@SebastyneAlpha Vor 7 Monate
@@drewlovs Not only that, the people who stuck around for the rest of Pornograffitti, the III Sides was too simple, too ready chewed and too much for little girl's liking (even though I was 14 when More Than Words came out, and bought Porno for it, it took me 5 listens to wrap my head around the whole idea until it hit. WOOOOW!) But anyway, I've always loved Extreme for that challenge, and KNOWING there's still more left in the tank, and even after this last one, I'm still saying: "You can do better. You maybe The Guy now, but you can still do the fuck better." Anyway, III Sides was too easy, then came the freaking Punchline that made no sense to anyone. Again, the challenge that I loved, but weird as f*** a full brain workout to figure out, as a non-guitar-playing little girl, but I loved it in the end. For anyone else who didn't play the guitar themselves at a high level, Van Halen didn't matter. Soundados, mellow, nice, easy, but at least there is Take Us Alive to give me the "WTF are you thinking?!"... But the Six so far... My complaint is clear: WHY DID YOU MAKE ME LOVE IT THE FIRST LISTEN?! I HATE IT!! :D
@edwardmuniz623 Vor 7 Monate
There was Hendrix, then Eddie, now Nuno! Nuno has been the best guitarist for the last 30 years! "Rise" has finally affirmed his greatness! I have seen Extreme in concert, and he is unmatched by all!
@petersouthwell5971 Vor 6 Monate
I like you man... You just seem like such a geniune fan and lover of music. Really love the joy you show as you talk about our craft. Nice man.
@glenengland3695 Vor 5 Monate
Your videos are awesome Rick..keep up the wonderful musicianship
Not forgetting the amazing work on III sides to every story, such an amazing album.
@sefumies Vor 9 Tage
You can definitely see Nunos influence there from the school of Vai, both were students of Satriani, but have taken it much further, incredible stuff !!
@LD-qj2te Vor 6 Monate
That is insane !! Next level and new and different !!!
@nunosilveira3363 Vor 8 Monate
Nuno was born and lived in my city of Praia da Vitoria in a small archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic called the Azores until he moved to the United States. He usually comes here every summer. We are all very proud of what a "out of this world" guitarist he became. And also we have the same name, how cool is that!😉 For me the best guitar player ever. Abraço Nuno🎸🎸 PS - I'm a fan of your channel @Rick Beato, and it was fantastic to see you talk about Nuno Bettencourt. Thank you!
@lf5858 Vor 8 Monate
Um dos 3 melhores guitarristas de rock de todos os tempos é português (O melhor dos vivos). Faltou a bandeira em cima dos Marshalls desta vez...
@nunosilveira3363 Vor 8 Monate
@@lf5858 sim.. Sem dúvida. E a bandeira tinha sido fantástico.
@melissaribeiro4173 Vor 8 Monate
I asked my grandfather from Porto Martins back in the day when I was like 11 if he knew if Nuno was from Terceira. He was pretty sure. And yes, the solo is very very fire 🔥
@ChrisB-hd9lv Vor 8 Monate
Then he moved to my hometown of Hudson. Never met him, but had classmates who did back in the 1990s.
@nunosilveira3363 Vor 8 Monate
@@melissaribeiro4173 Yep he is.. Your grandfather is right. He comes here almost every summer visiting is brother Luis bettencourt, who also is an amazing musician and guitar player. Back in the 90s Luis was my guitar teacher and we got to meet Nuno just after the single more than words came out. It was amazing meeting him. I still hang out with Luis sometimes. By the way Porto Martins is a beautiful village by the sea, have you ever been here to the Azores?
@marcstalder919 Vor 7 Monate
Incredible. Rick, thank you.
@joyeriojas1502 Vor 3 Monate
I just got to see EXTREME in San Francisco California and oh my heart is so happy!! NUNO is not only gorgeous he can rip that guitar like no one else.Go see this band 🤘🎸🇵🇹
@KongBobbyK Vor 8 Monate
Nuno is a genius and have always been underrated, because Extreme have never been a one of those commercial bands just like Mr.Big and Symphony X always flying under the radar. Nuno, Paul Gilbert and Michael Romeo are some of the best and most creative players on this planet. Period.
@judithgoulding8046 Vor 6 Monate
Nuno is the master of guitar...playing with such intensity and grit! Love his style of playing! Fascinating to watch like EVH!❤
@melissamann7160 Vor 4 Monate
Saw Extreme twice back in the 90's and they were so impressive back then. I was one of those who bought " Pornograffiti" for More Than Words and just fell in love with their other music. "III Sides to Every Story" was my favorite album for years. Glad to see them back.
@MustangRed1967 Vor 8 Monate
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.
@michaelckerr Vor 8 Monate
Isn't that just true. I feel the same way.
@caprise-music6722 Vor 8 Monate
@@Eric_In_SF well said. So true
@autk Vor 8 Monate
​@@Eric_In_SF"underrated", has to be the most overused statement of ignorance in DE-vid history,... detest it's use for Legends, I saw a P!nk thread on a short the other day and this girl said, "too bad she's underrated", lol, $200 million dollar net worth and 20 years of sold out WORLD tours, it's comical, ...but the all time guffaw had to be when the Legendary, incomparable, Jeff Beck went on to his next venue in the great beyond, there were numerous "underrated", comments, ...like no, never! he was a Legend in the late 60's, and certified untouchable since Blow by Blow in 74, where have you been, lol 😂
@lovannie Vor 8 Monate
The « underrated/overrated » debate is so useless. That’s just subjective.
@craighalvorson77 Vor 8 Monate
The second sentence of this comment should be, “Nuno is the heir to the throne.” 🤷🏻‍♂️Maybe that would have been well received? 😆
@jyejye1077 Vor 5 Monate
I just fkn Love how much rick gets into get the funk out, i got that tape for 10 bucks and will never forget hearing the intro and Decadence dance, entire album is amazing!
@nunonuno1 Vor 7 Monate
Amazing solo !!
@Goudy0071 Vor 7 Monate
I loved your assessment on Nuno and his style ! Peacemaker Die was one of his best as well! But .. Vito Bratta’s Living in the Edge solo is seriously missed !
@johngulotta7951 Vor 6 Monate
It's cool how you explain what hes doing that really helps
@JS-im6uu Vor 7 Monate
I keep on hearing STPs Lounge Fly from their album Purple when I here the first part of the song. Just a sped up version. Completely two different songs of course. That guitar playing is phenomenal!!!
@sean7749 Vor 8 Monate
What sets Nuno apart for me is his live playing. Everyone sounds great on tape but so many of them can't replicate it live. I've seen Nuno probably a dozen times and he always plays clean, his tone is perfect and he attacks everything every time. Can't wait to see him play this in person.
@OceanofMaya Vor 8 Monate
Agreed. I've seen him live in clubs and his intensity of playing and yet almost effortless presentation - He's a unicorn on stage who's also a virtuoso...then you add the accompaniment - of which he just brings out the best in their playing as well - just amazing.
@bastianogr4960 Vor 8 Monate
And the other way around: His studio work sounds incredibly "live". Despite the ridiculous degree of complexity and sophistication, there's always that raw, powerful stage energy in Nuno's playing. Everything he has recorded sounds incredibly vivid and gritty. With such an unmatched aggressiveness and punch. I've always loved that about Nuno! He's actually the only one I can think of (besides Eddie), who really manages to capture that raw and pure stage energy in the studio. It's crazy!
@muurimc Vor 8 Monate
Agree. Dropped from a chair after watching some live performances from here youtube. New king in town :)
@user-vb3vf3sq2e Vor 8 Monate
Yep. Him, Viv Campbell and Paul Gilbert
@3rdtonefromthesun Vor 8 Monate
Yep total badass, dude's a rockstar and always has been!
@tdz69 Vor 6 Monate
Nuno is exceptional. Much like Eddie, he has lead chops BUT…his rhythm is brutal. Guy is all around monster player. In Ricks interview Nuno hits on an overlooked aspect of the Rise solo….it’s incredibly percussive and is breathing. His right hand is nuts.
@koboi350 Vor Monat
6:14 WOW, just WOW... BTW, I often play Get the Funk Out with my friends, it took quite a long time for me to master that solo. But every time I hear that solo I'm always amazed, I don't know where the idea came from. Nuno is something else.❤
@IBohemian Vor 7 Monate
I think he is definitely THE GUY after the loss or Eddie. RIP I am so excited to see Nuno still shredding and keeping that old style alive!
@chris-4566 Vor 3 Monate
I bought the album 3 sides to every story and was blown away by Nuno’s playing, not just solos but his unique arrangements going on throughout songs. I then watched some live videos which affirmed my appreciation of his unique skill as a guitarist in a world full of great guitarists. He’s not just busy when soloing but contributing throughout the entire song with fills and unusual chord variations and skilful choice of rhythm. If I was putting a “greatest” band together, Nuno would be the first guitarist I would call. I’m glad you have brought his talent to the fore as he rarely gets into anybody’s top 10 guitarist lists.
@jimmunster1446 Vor 6 Monate
When i first heard this i could have sworn Nuno was using a delay pedal like John Petrucci uses on the solo for "Lifting Shadows Off A Dream". When i found out he's picking that? I'm flabbergasted. Nuno is the new 👑
@DanielSilva-gf4kk Vor 8 Monate
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. 🇵🇹🇬🇧
@groovelife415 Vor 8 Monate
@@j_freed you are correct, but I have never understood why people are that way. The location that one happens to be born has no bearing on their work ethic and ability to achieve greatness.
I`m Brazilian (my grandmother was portuguese) and Nuno was always made me feel a little pride too, and I'm not even a portuguese citizen! 😀
@@groovelife415 You think someone born in Papua New Guinea has the same chance to achieve greatness as someone born in America?
@sopwithsnoopy8779 Vor 8 Monate
I have a couple of Portugese metal cds. Witchbreed, and Midnight Priest - Aggressive Hauntings
@jvsings9146 Vor 8 Monate
Sounds like an STP rip off.
@Musicsports Vor 3 Monate
He has a great voice too. How about the riff in "It's A Monster?"
That new Extreme album is off the chain.
@jpcjpc69 Vor 8 Monate
I've always loved Nuno's playing! I grew up in Boston listening to Extreme and loved listening to his work. I wish they had 5 more albums.
@toms6564 Vor 5 Monate
The vocals on the verse remind me of Scott Weiland. That combined with the drop D tuning reminds me of a Velvet Revolver song. That being said, Nuno’s work here is completely his own and spectacular. Watching your joy as it plays out a smile on my face. Thank you
@Thomas-sv6jr Vor 7 Monate
Recently found this channel and I am not musically inclined, but enjoy gaining appreciation for songs or solos or production from a more expert perspective. I am surprised though, that I haven't really found anything on the Allman bros or Duane Allman, nor Prince who I recently found a video doing a solo that really impressed me. Otherwise pretty cool stuff.
@h-drumz Vor 8 Monate
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.
@tmotus84 Vor 8 Monate
3 Sides is AMAZING
@jamesmcgarvey3 Vor 8 Monate
Those are 2 of my favorite albums ever. The Truth at the end of III sides is still one of the best pieces of music ever, imo.
@Louisejames23 Vor 8 Monate
Apparently Nuno spent the last few years watching Rick Beato videos for inspiration 😉😬🤘🎸❤️
@KenBreadbox Vor 8 Monate
@@tmotus84 You'll find multiple copies of III Sides in every used record store remainder bin in the country. And I can't think why. It's one of my favourite albums.
@tmotus84 Vor 8 Monate
@FratinandMadrik Vor 7 Monate
Nuno can manage to make the guitar sound like a harpe and it's amazing. He talked about the Van Halen x Aerosmith influence on some of their new album in a video, and you can really hear it, it's amazing!
@harrisnixon4824 Vor 6 Monate
I love that you are such a fan boy Rick ...great insight,great review ,great SONG !!!!
@alan22470 Vor 7 Monate
Nuno has been blowing minds for decades for those that have been listening. A generational virtuoso