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Nuno Bettencourt has two new solo albums in the pipeline

Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt announced on Instagram today (January 26) that he is hard at work on multiple solo albums. "I’m departing on a new and exciting journey," Bettencourt wrote. "Working on two separate solo projects." For one of them, he added, "I have a full album already written and recorded and will form an exciting new band for it."
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Learn 5 ways to shred like Nuno Bettencourt with this lesson in Extreme guitar playing

Nuno Bettencourt’s playing entered most late-'80s ears via Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in which the Extreme song Play With Me appears. The song from their debut album featured a passage from Mozart’s Alla Turca, played with all the accuracy and swagger of more established players such as Vinnie Moore, Steve Vai and of course Yngwie Malmsteen.
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Steve Vai announces Vai Academy 6.0, featuring Nuno Bettencourt, Guthrie Govan, Yvette Young, Billy Sheehan and more

Just a few weeks following his announcement of a massive, 54-date 2022 US tour, Steve Vai has revealed the lineup for the latest edition of his popular, multi-day Vai Academy. Vai Academy 6.0, as it's being called, will feature electric guitar greats Nuno Bettencourt, Guthrie Govan, Larry Mitchell and Yvette Young, acoustic guitar maestros Tommy Emmanuel and Joe Robinson, and bass guitar wizard Billy Sheehan.
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STEVE VAI Announces Details Of ‘Vai Academy 6.0 – Finding Your Note’ Feat. NUNO BETTENCOURT, BILLY SHEEHAN

Steve Vai and Dreamcatcher Events have announced Vai Academy 6.0 – “Finding Your Note” will be staged August 4-8, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Featured guests at this year’s gathering include Nuno Bettencourt, Guthrie Govan, Larry Mitchell, Joe Robinson, Billy Sheehan, Yvette Young, plus special guest Tommy Emmanuel. Planned activities at the four-day event for players and music lovers of all ages, interests and tastes include jamming with Steve and his band, master classes with Steve in the quest to “find your note,” nightly concerts featuring Steve & Friends, and a special master class and matinee concert by Tommy Emmanuel. There will also be intimate breakout workshops and master classes with Nuno, Guthrie, Larry, Joe, Billy and Yvette. Camper jamming is planned until the break of dawn every night. A signing and photo session will be staged with Vai and team.
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Nuno Bettencourt Shares The Story How Extreme Upset Brian May

When They Played At The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. In an interview with Kylie Olsson, Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt talked about The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert that took place on April 20, 1992 at Wembley Stadium in London. The event featured some of the biggest names in music like Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Robert Plant, David Bowie, George Michael, Elton John, and many more.
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Hear Marty Friedman, Nuno Bettencourt, Alex Skolnick and Richard Shaw shred over mind-bending new Lost Symphony track

Classical metal ensemble Lost Symphony have unleashed an impressively star-studded and virtuosic new single, Take Another Piece. Featuring a “quadruple guitar attack” from Marty Friedman, Nuno Bettencourt, Alex Skolnick and Cradle of Filth's Richard Shaw, the track bears no shortage of gravity-defying shred, with winding wah-soaked leads and searing alternate picking runs permeating its near-eight-minute runtime. Listen to the track below:
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Nuno Bettencourt on How The Grammys Should’ve Honored Eddie Van Halen

Nuno Bettencourt was among the many who weren't pleased with the Eddie Van Halen tribute during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, but the guitarist did have a fantastic idea on what the tribute should’ve been. Bettencourt shared his thoughts in a lengthy Facebook post where he detailed his idea. “…It...
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Watch Nuno Bettencourt, Brian May, Yngwie Malmsteen, And More Perform A Guitar Ensemble Of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

We’re ranking this as one of the best Bohemian Rhapsody covers ever. Along with Queen guitarist Brian May, he got together remotely with an ensemble of his fellow virtuoso musicians for a stunning, powerful, and epic take on the Queen classic. Recorded in their respective homes, Nuno Bettencourt assembled his Generation Axe touring buddies Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Tosin Abasi for this rendition as part of Bettencourt’s AXS TV special, At Home and Social with Nuno Bettencourt & Friends.
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