Extreme share video for “Rise 2.0” (Alternative Version) ‘Generations On A Mission’
In an interesting move, Extreme consisting of frontman Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and drummer Kevin Figueiredo have elected to release a video for an alternate version of their first single “Rise” from their latest album Six, which was released via earMusic back on June 9, 2023.
SRO PR‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“Multi-platinum hard rock icons Extreme — Gary Cherone (vocals), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Pat Badger (bass), and Kevin Figueiredo (drums) — have decided to give back to the generations of rock fans who have continuously supported them and kept rock alive. Following the overwhelming response to “Rise,” the first single and video from their current album Six via earMusic, Extreme have released an alternate version of the single’s music video, “Rise: Generations On A Mission.”
Directed by Bettencourt, “Rise: Generations On A Mission” tells the story of two young musicians living the same dream which generations of rock fans and Extreme fans have lived and breathed for decades… creating music, playing music and sharing that passion on stage or in the audience. As a part of this, Extreme and earMusic have created a space where fans, bands and musician friends of Extreme spanning the years can come together and share their covers of “Rise.” Extreme and earMusic’s mission is to share fans’ “Rise” covers using their platforms to spread the word, reach the world and unite all generations on the journey to keep rock’n’roll alive. “It is not a contest and it is not a competition, but the winner is rock ‘n’ roll,” says Bettencourt.
In the U.S., Six sold an impressive 15k units in its first week and charted on five different Billboard charts: Top Hard Rock Albums, #2; Top Album Sales and Top Current Album Sales, #10; Independent Albums, #14; Artist Top 100, #42 and Top 200, #67.
Recorded at Bettencourt’s home studio in Los Angeles, Six swings between unapologetic fits of fret-burning hard rock and intimately introspective balladry.
Extreme are currently gearing up August 2nd to perform for audiences across the globe on their headlining “Thicker Than Blood” world tour which includes appearances in the U.S., Australia, Japan, UK and Europe including specials guests Living Colour (U.S., Australia & UK only) and The Last Internationale (EU only). Find full dates and tickets at https://extreme-band.com/.
Stream/download Six now at: https://officialextreme.lnk.to/SIXWE“
Extreme‘s ‘Rise 2.0’ (Alternative Version) ‘Generations On A Mission’ video: