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Nuno Bettencourt


1986- Extreme - guitars  
1997 Nuno - vocals, guitars, bass, drums  
1997-2001 Mourning Widows - guitars, vocals, drums on 1st record (credited as "billy vegas")  
2002-2003 Population 1 - lead vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, piano, drums  
2003-2004 Population 1 - guitars, vocals  
2004-2007 Satellite Party - guitars  
2005- DramaGods - guitars, vocals  
2016- Generation Axe - guitars  

Studio musician

1991 Dweezil Zappa - cello, lead, background vocals, guitar  
1993 Baby Animals - guitar (acoustic), guitar, vocals  
1994 Robert Palmer - acoustic guitar  
1999 Suze DeMarchi - guitar (acoustic), guitar, mellotron, bass, vocals  

Live musician

2010- Rihanna - lead guitar  

Guest musician

1990 Janet Jackson - rhythm guitar  
2005 Toni Braxton - guitar  
2011 Steel Panther - lead guitar  

Personal information

Born on: 20.09.1966

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.