Extreme confirm they’re working on a new album


Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has confirmed that the band are working on a new album, and that they hope to release it by the end of the year.

The US rockers are about to embark upon a series of gigs in the UK, playing their breakthrough album, Pornografitti, in full.

Said Bettencourt: “This is the first time we’ve ever gone on the road without new music – and I’m kind of embarrassed about that, to be honest.

“Doing the Pornografitti album gives you a bit of an excuse. But we’re definitely working on stuff and by the end of the year we should have a new album in.”

You can watch a trailer for the Pornografitti Live tour below:

Extreme’s last album was 2008’s Saudades De Rock. There is no official title or release date for the follow up yet, but Bettencourt says it will definitely be a full length album rather than an EP.

Extreme will play:

4th of Jul: Academy, Manchester
5th of Jul: O2 Academy, Glasgow
7th of Jul: Birmingham Institute
8th of Jul: Forum, London
9th of Jul: Forum, London

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7 thoughts on “Extreme confirm they’re working on a new album

  1. Guns N Roses is a different story, I do dig them as well as Extreme. Extreme is nowhere near as big a mess as GNR fortunately, I would imagine it would be painful to be a die hard GNR fan. Slash and Nuno are awesome!

    1. Release an album every ten years may sound a little disrespectful to the fans, especially if they spend the rest of their time playin with so-called pop stars or family bands that have nothing to do with Extreme… taking care of their own backyard, in some other word. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of those guys since Nuno played with a Jackson and haven’t had noise surgery yet, but beyond proclamations and good intentions… more than words is all they have to do make it real… to demonstrate they still care to be Extreme.

      1. That said, those guys are still special, we’ll always love their music and keep on listening their old stuff because they’re simply awesome

  2. Actually I am a huge fan of Extreme and Guns N’Roses…and that is a problem. But Extreme does not seem to have an “Axl Rose” issue so as John said: “no excuses”. 😉
    I saw them in Paris last week and it was awesome. One of the most underrated band in rock history.

    1. I agree that Extreme are hugely underrated. They are very skilled musicians who have created some excellent albums that somehow don’t seem to get the credit that you, I and others think that they deserve. Nevertheless, I’m not comfortable subscribing to a view that bands don’t care about their fans because they haven’t released new music in a while. I would much rather a band took their time and created something worth listening to, than churn out some average or sub-standard crap just because they need to have a new release. ~ Ed.

  3. They always say they are working on a new album and nothing ever happens. Nuno with Rihanna, Gary Hurtsmile, Pat solo album, even the drummer was in another band. Extreme will never be a huger act than they are now if they release a new album every 10 years. They are lucky they have the fame from More Than Words and Nuno’s guitar hero fame, Gary known for Van Halen or they would all be flippin burger right now pretty much. Great band, love their music but they take f**king forever to release new material because there are to many distractions with other shit. Either focus on making the album happen or break the f**k up for good. It’s been almost 7 years since Saudades De Rock was released, on top of that Waiting for The Punchline was released in 1995, so 13 years and now 7 years, do they care about their fans? 2 Hurtsmile albums one in 2011, one in 2014. So shut up and do the album already, no excuses.

    1. Passionate views, John. You won’t be holding your breath for the two new Guns N’ Roses albums that Axl has been talking about either, then?! ~ Ed.

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