Reunited Massachusetts hard rockers EXTREME are scheduled to release a new DVD/CD entitled "Take Us Alive" in late March/early April. The set is expected to include footage that was shot on August 8, 2009 at the House of Blues in Boston as well as "four bonus videos."
Fan-filmed video footage of EXTREME performing a cover of VAN HALEN's "Mean Street" at the above-mentioned concert can be viewed below.
EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt is currently on the road with the Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Rihanna.
"Saudades de Rock", the latest album from EXTREME, sold 6,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD entered the U.K. chart at position No. 80.
The band's first studio album in thirteen years, "Saudades de Rock" (pronounced "sow-dodge") was released in the U.S. on August 12, 2008 on Open E Records and distributed by Fontana. The European version of the CD, which came out on August 1, 2008, included a bonus track, the "Americocaine" demo from 1985, the very first studio recording of EXTREME.
The iconic rock foursome — vocalist Gary Cherone, Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo — recorded their fifth studio offering at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as producer and mixer. "Saudades de Rock" boasts 13 tracks, including the infectious roar of "Star", the groove-laden, swagger of "King Of The Ladies", a raw funk rock anthem called "Learn To Love", and the expressive ballad "Ghost".