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The Nuno Bettencourt Solo Everyone is Talking About

  • Published on Mar 15, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • In this video I discuss Nuno Bettencourt's INSANE solo from Extreme's new single "Rise".
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  • Simon Psychosis
    Simon Psychosis 6 days ago +1715

    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.

    • Foster Shampine
      Foster Shampine 11 hours ago +1

      Saw Nuno during the Generation Axe tour. He was as good or better than all the big stars ( Zack Wylde, Steve Via, Malmsteen, Abasi ). Total respect to NUNO

    • ¿A Qué Se Juega?
      ¿A Qué Se Juega? Day ago +1

      Amen, man. Amen.

    • Disco
      Disco 2 days ago

      Sucks that he's such a dbag, cuz his playing is unreal

    • Simon Psychosis
      Simon Psychosis 2 days ago

      @starlodear Yeah yeah😁

    • starlodear
      starlodear 2 days ago +1

      What are you on about? He's always been considered one of the best.

  • Lynn Frances Anderson
    Lynn Frances Anderson 2 days ago +50

    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.

  • PiFF
    PiFF Day ago +13

    Nuno is so underrated and always has been.. Finally getting the credit he deserves.

    • cavemanben
      cavemanben 10 hours ago

      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.

  • Kirk Shipp
    Kirk Shipp 3 days ago +97

    It almost makes me cry, hearing this song because someone is finally writing songs the way they used to be written again. The world might get fixed after all!

    • Daniel Duplantier
      Daniel Duplantier 2 days ago

      Not with Joe.

    • SpiritZweiSpirit1st
      SpiritZweiSpirit1st 2 days ago

      Thank you! Your words are definitely so Blessed!🎸🎼

    • CJ V
      CJ V 2 days ago +1

      @Stellar Creations Did I miss the resurgence of Disco in 2007? :)

    • Shelton Chang
      Shelton Chang 2 days ago +3

      It is sad that people are writing songs like they used to and not writing songs that are innovative.

    • Barry Clay
      Barry Clay 2 days ago +2

      At least we have hope in the form of Mr. B!

  • Ant A
    Ant A 2 days ago +8

    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.

  • JayPriceman
    JayPriceman Day ago +8

    The solo in "Rest in Peace" is still, TO THIS DAY, my absolute FAVORITE solo of all time...
    Just my opinion.

  • Mark Manson
    Mark Manson 7 days ago +1208

    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.

    • El Greco
      El Greco 13 hours ago

      No. That's Bumblefoot.

    • Tyler Long
      Tyler Long 22 hours ago

      @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 Day ago

      @Tyler Longgonna disagree, I had one got rid of it. The scale was too small for me. It’s like a kids guitar.

    • SwidrygajlowArek
      SwidrygajlowArek Day ago

      @Kane nice gatekeeping bro

    • Never More
      Never More Day ago

      Nuno has always been on of my favorite guitarist. To see him play live is mesmerizing. Another overlooked player is Reb Beach. I saw winger live at the boathouse in Virgina Beach many many many years ago and he was/is a beast guitar player

  • jeffrey blanchard
    jeffrey blanchard 2 days ago +4

    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.

  • James Swanson
    James Swanson 2 days ago +3

    Hammer ons with a great tone. Nuno is a master at using his tone to create a unique sound. His playing intelligence takes it over the top.

    • Senseless Inductor
      Senseless Inductor 22 hours ago

      Those aren't hammer ons. They're a mute from the fret side. His picking hand is slamming every note.
      Trem picking doesn't need hammer ons, but sometimes the dynamics are worth it. And sometimes you just gotta put the pedal to the floor, and give it all the gas you got.

  • Ricardo Silva
    Ricardo Silva 3 days ago +4

    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.

  • toast180
    toast180 2 days ago +24

    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.

  • ATX0705
    ATX0705 3 days ago +135

    Rick's ability to pick out by ear what's being played on songs is insane.

    • Paul Niemczyk
      Paul Niemczyk 20 hours ago

      @Emil Visti He has perfect pitch. And his son does too: he demonstrated it in a wonderful video a year or two ago

    • Emil Visti
      Emil Visti Day ago +3

      @Miaow McDonald I don't think Rick does? He just has incredibly solid relative pitch and pitch memory.

    • Miaow McDonald
      Miaow McDonald Day ago +1

      he also has perfect pitch.

    • Daniel Duplantier
      Daniel Duplantier 2 days ago

      It's a matter of ear training and the correct software. Not a mystery.

  • Bradley Swanson
    Bradley Swanson 5 days ago +640

    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.

    • JeremyWK
      JeremyWK 17 hours ago

      I wore out the CD playing it so much. Thank God for streaming.

    • Michael B
      Michael B 20 hours ago

      I don't know if it is in my top 5 all time, but it's certainly in the top 20. Their best for sure.

    • P P
      P P Day ago

      Rest in Peace with the little Hendrix nod ❤

    • The Nexus Chord
      The Nexus Chord Day ago

      III Sides is the band's finest moment.

    • foxgum
      foxgum Day ago

      Few years back i decided to branch out the rest of Extreme's catalogue starting with Pornograffiti. Amazing record in itself but III Sides made me OBSESSED for months with that album. Rest in Peace, Cupid's Dead, Peacemaker Die, Everything under the Sun suite... Whole album was perfection. Scratched a musical itch i never new i had haha

  • tazzyzig
    tazzyzig Day ago +2

    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.

  • Ary Wahyudi
    Ary Wahyudi 2 days ago +3

    So Nuno!! Always Love his playing, technique, melodies, groove.. he’s got them all!!

  • JuananMaster
    JuananMaster Day ago +1

    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.

  • Frank Rodenbaugh
    Frank Rodenbaugh 2 days ago +27

    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.

  • I_See_Robots
    I_See_Robots 2 days ago +2

    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.

  • Daily Bible Verses
    Daily Bible Verses 7 days ago +263

    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
      Daily Bible Verses 3 days ago

      @Sricharan C Yes indeed. It's beyond amazing.

    • Daily Bible Verses
      Daily Bible Verses 3 days ago

      @MEC Lucky you! How I wish I could see them live.

    • Almark
      Almark 5 days ago +1

      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 6 days ago

      I think Rest In Peace might be the single greatest song ever recorded in human history.

    • Jersey Shawn
      Jersey Shawn 6 days ago

      Agreed. I listen to it daily to this day.

  • soyburglar
    soyburglar 2 days ago

    All of us who have been playing for a long time know Nuno as one of the GOATs. Complete and total skill AND vocabulary. I remember being 14 years old and hearing Rest In Peace for the first time. Dude melted my little face off.

  • Tagline
    Tagline 2 days ago +2

    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.

    Tim TPDRUMS 4 days ago +4

    I’ve always held nuno up there with the very best in the world. Never understood why he wasn’t considered up there with Vai, Satriani etc when he’s clearly able to do all that and more. And write some seriously funky tunes.

  • Adopt-a-Pet
    Adopt-a-Pet 2 days ago +1

    I loved that music era... the beginning of the 90’s was the best part of my life in every sense... ✌️🤘this solo gave me goosebumps, which only happens when I hear really good music.

  • RSantos
    RSantos 3 days ago +3

    The whole band Extreme rocks. All their existence been underdogs

  • Chris Branco
    Chris Branco 7 days ago +44

    Nuno and Richie Kotzen are two guitarists still just killing it in this day and age!

    • Shadow Net
      Shadow Net 7 days ago +2

      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 7 days ago +1

      Eager for NunoKotzen duet album or single

    • gavi torres-olivares
      gavi torres-olivares 7 days ago +1

      And handsome af hahahahahahah

    • Edward Jons
      Edward Jons 7 days ago +4

      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.

  • cogotexx
    cogotexx 3 days ago

    We’ve been hearing about Nuno after Extreme’s pass through the 90’s like in stories about myths and legends. Not many people payed real attention to how great he actually was and is.
    If anything; it feels so great to see his name portrayed as a mainstream topic with such enthusiasm. This is epic 🤘🏼

  • Adrian Iacob
    Adrian Iacob 3 days ago

    Been listening Extreme the band before ever knowing that Nuno was behind those killer riffs and blazing solos. Gone were my teen ages... As you said Rick, Nuno is one of the best guitarists. Period. With this record he proved to us all that he still keeps up the flag, no compromises.

  • The Day After The Sabbath

    The '90s were so amazing and we just took it for granted, I remember seeing Extreme playing Get The Funk Out on Top of the Pops (UK pop show) and at the time they were just one of a number of great rock bands in the charts, the song did OK and we didn't hear much from them again. I haven't thought about them much since then but hearing that song again now, it sounds so good and just imagine rock of that talent and caliber being an everyday thing in pop music now, it's seems impossible. I'm glad to be old enough to remember those days! Now i'm a lot older and I am digging into all kinds of obscure vintage rock and I need to check out Extreme more!

  • Andy Fry
    Andy Fry 12 hours ago

    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!

  • Dominic Fox
    Dominic Fox 4 days ago +1

    Being old enough to remember getting my face melted off by the Get The Funk Out solo, I love the thought of Nuno surveying the landscape, sadly noting the passing of EVH, then cracking his knuckles and pulling together something that will get the kids marvelling and talking and aspiring and learning in the same way. It’s like a battery that’s stored all this energy for a long time, and now it’s time to discharge it. It creates a moment, in a way that the Clip-Share virtuosi don’t - I mean I love them all, but they’re lab technicians, they explore the art of the possible but they don’t let off fireworks like this. It’s so gleeful and purposeful and confident - I love it.

  • Stephen Walker
    Stephen Walker 4 days ago +397

    I like the way Rick still cannot resist playing air guitar even when he's holding an actual guitar! Love it.

    • G
      G 2 days ago +1

      Rick needs to get Extreme on for an interview! 🔥

    • welding & rock and roll
      welding & rock and roll 3 days ago

      He didn't think rhcp did Eddie justice, so he did it better!

    • Le Blille
      Le Blille 3 days ago +2

      Except he didn’t do air tap, so he lost many points there. He may need to retry the stage.

    • MetalizedButt
      MetalizedButt 3 days ago +1

      Cos he can’t play Nuno’s solo

    • Joseph Vega
      Joseph Vega 3 days ago +1

      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 so true

  • Chris Armstrong
    Chris Armstrong 3 days ago

    Nuno has always been the man IMO, and it's great to hear new material from Extreme. Of course he's gonna melt your face with the solo, but the first part of the solo is a total tribute to EVH with the trem picking + dive bombs on the whammy bar! I think Waiting For The Punchline kind of got looked over in 1995, but has some of Nunos best stuff! Can't wait to hear the rest of the new album!

  • Tom S.
    Tom S. 3 days ago

    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!

  • MA D
    MA D 3 days ago +69

    Being a child of the '70 and '80's Eddie is a "guitar god." But Nuno is sua própria pessoa, seu próprio estilo e está sozinho em sua perfeição.

  • Never More
    Never More Day ago

    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!!!!

  • Ruben Minguez Music
    Ruben Minguez Music 4 days ago

    Nuno has the ability to combine many ingredients that is hard to find in one single guitarist: virtuosity yeah, but also great melody lines and beautiful harmony progressions. His superb right hand rhythm is from another planet. Also, how old was he when they did compose and record pornograffitty and III sides? He was just a kid and look how he played, but the most stoning to me, how mature his compositions were! I was 13 back in 92 when i listened Rest in Peace and since them i got the Nuno virus 😀

  • Robert Iola
    Robert Iola 7 days ago +57

    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
      katskillz 7 days ago +3

      Exactly this. Personally, its astounding how quickly I lose interest with say Petrucci's flawless playing.

  • Ashiqur Rohman
    Ashiqur Rohman 3 days ago +4

    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 )

    • Ashiqur Rohman
      Ashiqur Rohman 20 hours ago

      @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
      1952 Studebaker Coupe 21 hour ago +1

      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 2 days ago

      kis Ka naam le Lia zaalim. vitto brata. genius

  • Greg M
    Greg M 2 days ago

    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 20 hours ago

      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.

  • RED 05
    RED 05 4 days ago +1

    Nuno might be the new EVH, although ....no one can replace EVH. I discovered Nuno on Extremes first album. What an amazing guitar player!

  • killertonetexas
    killertonetexas 3 days ago

    Nuno was so damn good at Generation Axe a few years ago. A welcome respite of melody and phrasing along with sick chops among all of the over the top craziness from some of the other players.

  • Dror Gadot
    Dror Gadot 2 days ago

    Nuno is the best. Nothing like him in history and Extreme is simply amazing!
    Also, people forget or don't know "waiting for the punchline", an unbelievable Extreme album from the 90s. I don't understand how it remained under the radar.

  • boingo insane
    boingo insane 6 days ago +346

    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.

    • Chris Morris
      Chris Morris Day ago

      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 3 days ago

      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
      YTOnceAgain 3 days ago

      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.

    • Lee Mele
      Lee Mele 4 days ago

      @Ash Staunton l thought the same almost Alice In Chains later stuff too.

    • Dave Basch
      Dave Basch 4 days ago

      The vocals remind me of Jeff Scott Soto

  • PACKATK 74
    PACKATK 74 2 days ago

    "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.

  • Mike D'Virgilio
    Mike D'Virgilio 3 days ago

    That is beyond heavy. I grew up in southern California in the 70s when Van Halen was a garage band before I went to college and heard them on the radio for the first time. I couldn't believe it. I hated Van Halen because I was a guitar player and he was so insanely great. Then when Nuno came along, I thought here is someone who is right up there. It's crazy they're still around playing this kind of music. Love it.

  • Bob Boberson
    Bob Boberson 3 days ago +7

    In my top five. And at 56 years old - he's still killing it. I'm sure there's room for an advil commercial in there somewhere. Maybe a sponsorship for the tour! What a beast.

  • Xyprophis
    Xyprophis 3 days ago

    I'm blown away by every track from Extreme!! I was hooked when I first heard "Mutha (Don't Wanna Go to School Today)" "Kid Ego" and of course "Play With Me" But when I heard him playing "Flight Of The Wounded Bumble Bee. Nuno had earned his Guitar God status!!

  • carrie little C Plaster

    been an extreme fan since they debuded in 89. You cannot pigenhole this band. Massively talented across the board!!!

  • Mike Morada
    Mike Morada 7 days ago +153

    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 3 days ago

      @Michael Espinosa One of my favorite Clip-Share concert videos! Steve Hackett, too!!!

    • Daniel Veloso
      Daniel Veloso 6 days ago

      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 6 days ago

      The tour we need!!

    • Solar Cows
      Solar Cows 6 days ago

      Add winger to that list too.

    • bleepblabloop
      bleepblabloop 6 days ago

      That’s how they paid the bills

  • Curtis Tarwater
    Curtis Tarwater 3 days ago

    HOLY CRAP! I just got serious chills! Nuno has ALWAYS been one of my fav guitarists ever since I heard "Get the Funk Out"! The prelude of "Flight of the Bumblebee" is KILLER! Seriously - he's the reason I bought my first Washburn guitar.

  • N. Johannes S
    N. Johannes S 2 days ago

    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.

  • BassasaurusRex
    BassasaurusRex 3 days ago

    Extreme's songs have always been a little hit or miss for me. But from the first time I heard Nuno play, you knew he had a ton of chops.
    Back when they broke, all the guitar magazines had tabs of his stuff and it was just confirmed that he had monster chops.
    This song is one that definitely hits for me.

  • aschoeb
    aschoeb Day ago

    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!

  • Quixpeed
    Quixpeed 2 days ago

    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.

  • Savoir Rare
    Savoir Rare 6 days ago +162

    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
      jaron95 3 days ago +1

      Came here looking for this comment, was not disappointed.

    • Bngr Bngr
      Bngr Bngr 4 days ago

      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
      Stefan Van der Pulst 4 days ago

      @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 6 days ago +1

      @Mark Rozenberg Dweezil did the second solo in He-man woman hater.

    • Siriusly
      Siriusly 6 days ago +2

      Indeed. This sounds like ''Lil Jack Horny' to me. Nothing new from Nuno 30yrs later.

  • Perry Mills
    Perry Mills Day ago

    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.

  • JeremyWK
    JeremyWK 17 hours ago

    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"

  • Russell Brooks
    Russell Brooks 2 days ago +8

    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 2 days ago

      Agree! My favorite album as well! The mix is awesome. Kicks you right in the stomach.

  • Russty Russ
    Russty Russ 3 days ago

    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.

  • Bryan Girod
    Bryan Girod 3 days ago +15

    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 19 hours ago

      @Michael B as a trumpet player I liked Pornografitti. Three Sides I didn't care for.

    • Michael B
      Michael B 20 hours ago

      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.

  • Nuno Silveira
    Nuno Silveira 6 days ago +127

    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!

    • melissa ribeiro
      melissa ribeiro 4 days ago +1

      @Nuno Silveira you are lucky to get lessons from what appears to be a super talented couple of bros

    • melissa ribeiro
      melissa ribeiro 4 days ago +1

      @Nuno Silveira I've only visited the continent on the other side of family but I have a family that live there and ppl from US that visit lots!

    • Nuno Silveira
      Nuno Silveira 5 days ago +2

      @melissa ribeiro 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?

    • Chris B
      Chris B 5 days ago +2

      Then he moved to my hometown of Hudson. Never met him, but had classmates who did back in the 1990s.

    • melissa ribeiro
      melissa ribeiro 5 days ago +3

      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 🔥

  • Nigel Martin
    Nigel Martin 3 days ago +11

    Nuno’s solos sound humanly impossible. Astounding… the next level. 👍😎

    • Quecksilber
      Quecksilber 17 hours ago

      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 3 days ago

      Something else as well… totally unpretentious. Mainlining from the soul… Nuno is the “Bach on overdrive” of rock.

  • Jerrold Hewson
    Jerrold Hewson Day ago

    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.

  • Jan Fagernäs
    Jan Fagernäs 4 days ago +27

    That is so classic Nuno! So happy Extreme came back with this. What a solo! This took me back 30 years.

  • Brendan Hartnett
    Brendan Hartnett 2 days ago

    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.

  • Regan Tacon
    Regan Tacon Day ago

    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 ❤

  • H
    H 7 days ago +505

    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 3 days ago

      @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 3 days ago

      @Mike Uchima Wasn't there an acoustic or otherwise stripped down version of side 3 released at some point?

    • Christopher John Curcio
      Christopher John Curcio 5 days ago +1

      @Daniel Bass I totally agree! I think it's underrated!

    • Jordi A. TARRAGÓ
      Jordi A. TARRAGÓ 6 days ago +2

      Actually as right as you are it feels so weird that just some of us had this appreciation.

    • Adam Phillips
      Adam Phillips 6 days ago +2

      Punchline is a GREAT record

  • Burg Carli
    Burg Carli 3 days ago

    There are aspects of this solo, found in Chris Oliva's solo, in "Edge of Thorns". A vastly underrated guitarist.

  • scott Oshinski
    scott Oshinski 2 days ago

    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. 👍

  • Videos for The Good Life

    I saw him with someone who had seen Hendrix live, and they said that Nuno has that same Hendrix energy of the music just coming effortlessly out of him. It was amazing - back with Extreme for the 3 Sides tour and clearly the band was having fun. They didn't stay around after the show because they were driving to catch a Van Halen show the next day.. I guess that was a year before their singer became Van Halen's singer.

    SHREDNOOB 2 days 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.

  • Heavy Metal Mania
    Heavy Metal Mania 4 days ago +44

    Orgulho! 🇵🇹

  • XFLexiconMatt
    XFLexiconMatt 7 days ago +210

    I always felt that Extreme's 'Three Sides To Every Story' was a vastly underrated album.

    • ehartle
      ehartle 2 days ago

      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
      Roger8176 4 days ago

      ​@XFLexiconMatt Nuno actually did some work with Steve Perry.

    • Blake Helgoth
      Blake Helgoth 4 days ago

      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 5 days ago

      The best…

    • Arturo Quinto
      Arturo Quinto 5 days ago +1

      It is one of best Rock albums ever recorded. Everything Under The Sun is just a pure delight to hear!

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones 2 days ago

    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!

  • John Alexander
    John Alexander Day ago

    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.

  • 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.

  • Dave Marriott
    Dave Marriott 2 days ago

    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.

  • Kieran J Phillips
    Kieran J Phillips 2 days ago

    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.🙏🙏

  • Destiny: The Series
    Destiny: The Series 6 days ago +261

    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 4 days ago

      @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
      J S 5 days ago +1

      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 5 days ago

      @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 5 days ago +1

      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 5 days ago +1

      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

  • Pop Sequentialism
    Pop Sequentialism 2 days ago

    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.

  • Michael Herauf
    Michael Herauf 3 days ago

    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!

  • Bret Viola
    Bret Viola 4 days ago +19

    If that solo isn’t an open love letter to EVH then I don’t know what is! He basically pulled out every single EVH technique there is.

    • vasile seicaru
      vasile seicaru 2 days ago +1

      more like a love letter to Beethoven

    • Michael Lewis
      Michael Lewis 3 days ago

      Give Nuno credit where credit is due. However Nuno will be the first to tell you Eddie was the #1 influence in his life. But I’m sure you already knew that thou. right?

  • 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.

  • Viktor Öström Berg
    Viktor Öström Berg 3 days ago +1

    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.

  • UK Bloke
    UK Bloke 6 days ago +127

    To be fair, he established himself as someone that shouldn't be underestimated on the first album with the 'Play With Me'' solo.

    • 3DCGdesign
      3DCGdesign 5 days ago +4

      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
      J 5 days ago +2

      That scene in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure in the mall where this song is playing was absolutely epic.

    • härjaren
      härjaren 5 days ago +2

      That fastpicking teqnique with fast delay reminds me of Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee too!

    • Joerock
      Joerock 5 days ago +2

      this was when I first heard of him! An iconic solo IMHO

    • dphidt
      dphidt 5 days ago +7

      @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!

  • Todd Pretre
    Todd Pretre 2 days ago

    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!

  • Mike Lachey
    Mike Lachey 2 days ago +1

    Extreme is sooooo under rated. Nuno was always under rated even though he could play circles around most every other guitarist

  • T. Borge
    T. Borge 4 days ago

    Nuno kills! Great to have him "back". Song reminds me of the great riffs of STP - hats off to that band as well!

  • Gato Pirao
    Gato Pirao 2 days ago

    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 :)

  • David Jones
    David Jones 3 days ago

    I saw Extreme live in the 90s at the Mesa amphitheater in Arizona. I didn’t know anything about them but I was blown away by Nuno Bettencourt. The guy is great

  • Danny Berry
    Danny Berry 7 days ago +100

    Nuno and Extreme are criminally under-rated!!! Brian May says his favorite solo of all-time is Nuno's solo in Get the Funk Out. EVH also used to play Nuno during soundcheck and warmup.

    • Daniel Hornbeck
      Daniel Hornbeck 7 days ago

      @Periachi I've seen/read Brian's reference to Nuno's solo as a favorite, but that doesn't mean he hasn't referenced others too. So you could still be right. Clapton and Brian were around long before Nuno, so the idea isn't a big stretch. At one time, Clapton was god.

    • Periachi
      Periachi 7 days ago +1

      @Daniel Hornbeck lmao yeah no I meant Brian May, and I am apparently wrong about my statement on that as well lol

    • Daniel Hornbeck
      Daniel Hornbeck 7 days ago +1

      @Periachi Oh I see what you're saying now... Sorry, when you said "his" I thought you meant Eddie, since Clapton was Ed's primary influence early on.

    • Dani TheRealHucasys
      Dani TheRealHucasys 7 days ago

      @Periachi There's a video where Brian talks about it.

    • Periachi
      Periachi 7 days ago

      @Daniel Hornbeck idk I just read an article earlier today dated from 2021 where Brian May says his favorite solo comes from the Beano album.

  • Dale Newberry
    Dale Newberry 12 hours ago

    I have a feeling this album will be huge and extreme will finally get their due

  • Victor Radulescot
    Victor Radulescot 3 days ago

    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! ;)

  • Anuduin S
    Anuduin S 3 days ago +7

    The solo in Play With Me off the first album is insane.

  • Thera Pist
    Thera Pist 3 days ago +7

    I was never a big Extreme fan but i could never deny Nuno's guitar genius.

  • Freddy Live
    Freddy Live 4 days ago

    Nuno GROOVES his Shred .. his Lead lines alone have a sense of timing and rhythm that are .. for me .. unparalleled .. he is easily my favorite Rhythm guitarist.

  • Matt Kreinheder
    Matt Kreinheder 6 days ago +13

    Such huge STP vibes in the verses of this new song. I dig it, Nuno is a monster!

    • 1scoob
      1scoob 6 days ago

      Completely. The verses sounded 'wrong' with Gary singing as I was hearing it as STP.

    • Garrett Kniffen
      Garrett Kniffen 6 days ago +3

      I thought the same thing...

    • woodchuk1
      woodchuk1 6 days ago +4

      Definitely some Silvergun Superman vibes there…and Gary is a bit reminiscent of Scott there as well.

  • lbeis
    lbeis 3 days ago +8

    He's been my favorite since their first album. Finally got to see them just last Summer. It was the best show I've ever been to and Nuno killed it all night. Nice to see people are paying attention to him.

  • Ande Glenderson
    Ande Glenderson 3 days ago

    Congrats Rick for having one of the top trending vids on the whole of You Tube. You have definitely created one of the best channels on the platform. Not to rain down on the amazing Nuno, but check out some of the work of the "Broken Bells". Modern pop with some catchy memorable riffs

  • Tigran Ayvazyan
    Tigran Ayvazyan 3 days ago

    Nuno is really the kind of a band member (of a rock band) that we'd call a full pack: he shreds, his rhythm playin' is on point, he does killer BVs, and most importantly, like you said, it always serves the song. And, of course, don't forget those hair...