Today we a trip back to 1989 to the self titled first album by the band Extreme released on A & M records and the track, Kid Ego.
The band which consisted of 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, 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 who ended up signing the then unknown Godsmack. They eventually ended up being acquired in 2005.
The band has reunited a few times, however their most recent tour had to be cancelled due to Nuno’s touring with Rihanna at the time. Currently the original members of Extreme have reunited except for Paul Geary, who was replaced by Kevin Figueiredo.
Check out the video for Kid Ego below: