Extreme: guitarist gives update on comeback

Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of the reunited Boston funk rockers Extreme has issued the following update:

"We are now finishing up the recording of our new release... which, by the way, rocks. We had a great time jamming and creating. We ended up with about 24 tunes, which we dwindled down to the 14 that will be on the record. And I'm sure it's no surprise to you, our fans, that they are a 'mishmash' of old-school rock and some tasty abstract ditties.

"As a band, we always manage to be misfits in the midst of whatever music is out there. But I guarantee it will be delicious. We are very, very excited to share it with you. Both on record and live when we come to your town... and WE WILL. Yes... we plan to tour for at least one year — well, probably two years — 'cause we've got a lot of catching up to do with you guys and gals. And we can't fucking wait... Shit! There I go fucking swearing again... What a prick... Anyways.

"It's also great to welcome
[drummer] Kevin 'Figg' Figuieredo to the family. I could say lots about Figg and what he brings to the intensity and sound of this band in 2008... but in the words of Joe Perry... I will 'let the music do the talking.'

"And when I speak about the Extreme family, I also want to mention that Paul Geary
[former Extreme drummer and now Godsmack manager] is still very much a part of the family. I'm very excited to tell you that he will be involved in the managerial side of the band, working closely with us and new addition to our business team, Robby Hoffman, to help reclaim our block of land in the music ghetto.

"Yes... Lock up your daughters and lock up your wife... Lock up your backdoor and run for your life. 'Cause once we move back in, we plan to be around for the rest of our days... God willing... however long that may be."