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Nuno Bettencourt

Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt (born September 20, 1966) is a Portuguese guitarist and singer-songwriter best known for his role as the lead guitarist of the Boston rock band Extreme whose hits include the acoustic ballads "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted". The songs reached #1 and #4, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1991. He has since recorded a solo project called Schizophonic as well as with bands he founded including Mourning Widows, Population 1, DramaGods, The Satellite Party (headed by Jane's Addiction's then-former frontman and Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell), and then reunited with Extreme to record new music and tour. Since 1990, Bettencourt has had his own line of custom guitars designed by Washburn Guitars. His line is known as the N-Series, and is currently promoting the Washburn N4. As a guitarist and songwriter, Bettencourt draws from an eclectic variety of styles and influences. However, his most prominent work has been in the realm of rock and heavy metal guitar despite his most popular commercial hits being acoustic songs. Bettencourt's technical guitar playing is influenced by many different guitar players who have key

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One of the Guys in Extreme: 'Memba Him?

One of the Guys
in Extreme 'Memba Him?

With the 1991 hit "More Than Words," Nuno Bettencourt became famous as the lead guitarist in the rock band Extreme. Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

Oh Nuno He Didn't

Oh Nuno He Didn't

The 43-year-old resurfaced playing guitar at a Rihanna concert in Vegas last week, looking rocked out.Nuno was born in Portugal.In 2009, Bettencourt appeared on one episode of "How I Met Your… READ MORE >

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