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EXTREME – KID EGO – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we a trip back to 1989 to the self-titled debut album by the band Extreme released on A & M records for the track, “Kid Ego.”

The band including Gary Cherone – vocals, Nuno Bettencourt – guitar, Paul Geary – drums and Pat Badger – bass, sold around 300,000 units of the album but didn’t really hit it big until their next album, “Pornograffitti.” The band released “Kid Ego” as a single and the video received substantial airplay on MTV.

Extreme went on to huge success with the song, “More Than Words”, but after releasing a few more albums, they disbanded in 1996. Nuno went on to pursue a solo career and vocalist, Gary Cherone went on to join Van Halen, but left when the second album he sang on with the band, was sent back by Warner Brothers. Pat Badger went on to other projects and drummer Paul Geary went on to found Global Artist Management and signed the then-unknown Godsmack. The company was acquired in 2005 by Irving Azoff and relocated to Los Angeles.

Extreme reunited after disbanding in 1996, but have taken some time off over the years. They do however continue to tour on and off and recently played some shows over this past year. Almost all of the original band has gotten back together with the exception of Paul Geary who has been replaced by drummer Kevin Figueiredo.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “KID EGO”

EXTREME – KID EGO – METAL REWIND

extremeband.jpg

Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we a trip back to 1989 to the self-titled debut album by the band Extreme released on A & M records for the track, “Kid Ego.”

The band including Gary Cherone – vocals, Nuno Bettencourt – guitar, Paul Geary – drums and Pat Badger – bass, sold around 300,000 units of the album but didn’t really hit it big until their next album, “Pornograffitti.” The band released “Kid Ego” as a single and the video received substantial airplay on MTV.

Extreme went on to huge success with the song, “More Than Words”, but after releasing a few more albums, they disbanded in 1996. Nuno went on to pursue a solo career and vocalist, Gary Cherone went on to join Van Halen, but left when the second album he sang on with the band, was sent back by Warner Brothers. Pat Badger went on to other projects and drummer Paul Geary went on to found Global Artist Management and signed the then-unknown Godsmack. The company was acquired in 2005 by Irving Azoff and relocated to Los Angeles.

Extreme reunited after disbanding in 1996, but have taken some time off over the years. They do however continue to tour on and off and recently played some shows over this past year. Almost all of the original band has gotten back together with the exception of Paul Geary who has been replaced by drummer Kevin Figueiredo.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “KID EGO”

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND TO SEE LIVE?

Hey Metalheads! I hope you’re having a great week so far. This month it’s all about your FAVORITE BAND LIVE and I want to hear from you. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite band live. Last week it was KISS vs. Van Halen.  While I love both my choice:

KISS

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Here are this week’s choices:

SLAYER

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VS.

MEGADETH

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e know in the comments below who your favorite is. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND TO SEE LIVE?

Hey Metalheads! I hope you’re having a great week so far. This month it’s all about your FAVORITE BAND LIVE and I want to hear from you. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite band live. Last week it was Scorpions vs. Queensryche. My choice:

SCORPIONS

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Here are this week’s choices:

KISS

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VS.

VAN HALEN

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e know in the comments below who your favorite is. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

EXTREME – KID EGO – METAL REWIND

extremeband.jpg

Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we a trip back to 1989 to the self-titled debut album by the band Extreme released on A & M records for the track, “Kid Ego.”

The band including Gary Cherone – vocals, Nuno Bettencourt – guitar, Paul Geary – drums and Pat Badger – bass, sold around 300,000 units of the album but didn’t really hit it big until their next album, “Pornograffitti.” The band released “Kid Ego” as a single and the video received substantial airplay on MTV.

Extreme went on to huge success with the song, “More Than Words”, but after releasing a few more albums, they disbanded in 1996. Nuno went on to pursue a solo career and vocalist, Gary Cherone went on to join Van Halen, but left when the second album he sang on with the band, was sent back by Warner Brothers. Pat Badger went on to other projects and drummer Paul Geary went on to found Global Artist Management and signed the then-unknown Godsmack. The company was acquired in 2005 by Irving Azoff and relocated to Los Angeles.

Extreme reunited after disbanding in 1996, but have taken some time off over the years. They do however continue to tour on and off and recently played some shows over this past year. Almost all of the original band has gotten back together with the exception of Paul Geary who has been replaced by drummer Kevin Figueiredo.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “KID EGO”

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month we’re going to continue with your favorite metal band. I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite. Last week it was Van Halen with David Lee Roth  vs. Van Halen with Sammy Hagar. While it was tough my choice:

VAN HALEN WITH DAVID LEE ROTH

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This week I’ve made it a bit more interesting again:

ANTHRAX WITH NEIL TURBIN

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VS.

ANTHRAX WITH JOEY BELLADONNA

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VS.

ANTHRAX WITH JOHN BUSH

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month we’re going to continue with your favorite metal band. I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite. Last week it was AC/DC with Bon Scott  vs. AC/DC with Brian Johnson. While it was tough my choice:

AC/DC WITH BRIAN JOHNSON

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This week I’ve made it a bit more interesting again:

VAN HALEN WITH DAVID LEE ROTH

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VS.

VAN HALEN WITH SAMMY HAGAR

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

VAN HALEN – HOT FOR TEACHER – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1984 to the sixth and one of the most popular albums by Van Halen titled “1984” for the track “Hot For Teacher.”

The song which reached #56 on the Billboard Top 100 was one of the most popular videos in rotation on MTV and prompted the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) to request that the video and song be pulled from radio and TV due to the “sexually suggestive” lyrics. The beginning of the video shows Waldo (sweet, sweet Waldo) who must face his new surroundings and is very nervous when getting on to the bus. The video also features kid versions of the band members and an impromptu strip show much to the delight of the young kids as well as an excellent solo by Eddie Van Halen.

This was the last album with the original Van Halen lineup of Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony (except for Van Halen’s Best of which included 2 new tracks). Singer Sammy Hagar replaced Roth in 1986 and sang with the band til his departure in 1996. Former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone joined the band after Sammy’s departure but parted ways with Van Halen in 1999.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR HOT FOR TEACHER