Reunited Massachusetts hard rockers EXTREME featuring original members Nuno Bettencourt, Gary Cherone, Pat Badger and new sticksman Kevin Figueiredo will co-headline the Rock Of Ages - A September To Remember Festival on September 13 at Palasharp in Milan, Italy. According to the Italian concert promoter Live In Italy, this will be EXTREME's only European appearance this summer. Also scheduled to perform are co-headliner and festival closer TWISTED SISTER and Switzerland's GOTTHARD. Four more bands will be announced during the coming months.Bay Area Backstage has posted video footage of EXTREME performing a private show at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show on January 18, 2008 at the Hilton in Anaheim, California. Watch the 13-minute clip below. EXTREME performed a three-song set at the Boston Music Awards on December 1, 2007 at the Orpheum in Boston consisting of "Slide", "Decadence Dance" and "Communication Breakdown". EXTREME's as-yet-untitled studio album with all-new material the band's fifth is set to be released late spring/early summer. In a recent interview with BostonHerald.com, Bettencourt described the new album as a "straight-up rock record" that expands on EXTREME's funk-metal sound. The new CD was the key to getting back together as a full-time band, he said. EXTREME did a handful of gigs last summer, including a gig at the Bank of America Pavilion in July, but Bettencourt wasn't interested in becoming a permanent part of a nostalgia act. "Even though we wanted to do something for years, we had to have something new to offer," he told BostonHerald.com. "In the last six months we started writing some great songs. If they weren't, we wouldn't be doing this."
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