EXTREME has canceled its look at this 12 months’s M3 Rock Competition “as a consequence of a number of optimistic COVID outcomes throughout the EXTREME band and crew.”
The thirteenth version of M3 Rock Competition is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, Might 7 and run by means of Sunday, Might 8 on the Merriweather Put up Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.
On Thursday (Might 5),EXTREME issued the next assertion through social media: “As a result of a number of optimistic COVID outcomes throughout the EXTREME band and crew, we are going to sadly should cancel our look on the M3 Rock Competition this Saturday. We sincerely apologize. This was to be our first present again for the reason that shutdown so we’re equally as bummed. We put the well being and security of our crew and followers first and underneath the circumstances, we have been left with no alternative. We promise to see you all quickly.”
Final June, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt mentioned that the band was near signing a file deal for the discharge of its new album.
Three months earlier, Bettencourt confirmed to Kylie Olsson‘s YouTube present “Life In Six Strings” that EXTREME‘s follow-up to 2008’s “Saudades De Rock” had been “finished for a 12 months.” He defined: “We have been gonna launch it [in] March , and the fucking pandemic got here alongside. We debated and debated, and followers are nonetheless busting my balls each fucking day [on social media], ‘The place is that album?’ And it is exhausting to elucidate that it is, like, we will simply put it out — simply. Simply, ‘There it’s. It is on iTunes. Go get it.’, Or, ‘It is on Spotify. Go get it.’ However we’re a touring band. And it is perhaps a little bit old-school pondering — we wanna come and play this factor for you, and we wanna launch it once we come and play it for you — not on the similar time; it’s going to be quickly. However we wanna have the ability to put it out after which have you ever be enthusiastic about it, stay with it, come see the exhibits, come right here, come there and do it. Now, if the pandemic retains going the best way it’s, then we’re not gonna have the ability to have that fucking cake and eat it too.”
Nuno beforehand mentioned EXTREME‘s new album throughout a February 2020 look on “Trunk Nation: L.A. Invasion” on SiriusXM. Requested why it took EXTREME greater than 12 years to launch a follow-up to “Saudades De Rock”, Nuno mentioned: “To be sincere with you, we did not wait that lengthy. We in all probability have about three to 4 albums finished. Not ‘finished finished,’ however we did an album fairly shortly.
“One factor I at all times mentioned to Gary [Cherone, EXTREME singer], ever since we began this band, is I by no means wanna launch something that I am unable to wait to play individuals, that I simply cannot wait to share,” he continued. “I do not wanna put out albums only for the sake of placing out albums. I liked the stuff we have been doing, however then I began writing another stuff that I preferred higher. After which we form of scrapped that. Then I latched on to one thing the place we thought we had an album finished about two years in the past, after which I simply tapped into these three or 4 songs. It was a ‘cease the presses’ form of second for me, and I went, ‘That is it.’ It jogged my memory of once we form of tapped into [1990’s] ‘Pornograffitti’ again then, to me, the place it was a giant form of uppercut. Gary refers to this album as ‘Porno 2.0’ each time he jokes about it, however it’s very very similar to that form of pleasure for us.”
A stay bundle celebrating EXTREME‘s “Pornograffitti” album was made accessible in October 2016. Titled “Pornograffitti Reside 25 / Steel Meltdown”, it included a DVD, Blu-ray and audio CD recorded on the band’s present on the Las Vegas Arduous Rock On line casino on Might 30, 2015, the place they carried out the file in full.