Extreme, RATT Join Forces for Summer Tour
"Nuno (Bettencourt) has been friends with Warren DiMartini for years," explains Badger. "As far as guitar and music...our styles may be different musically, but we are both certainly guitar driven bands. One from the east coast, the other from the west coast."
Cherone agrees and he's excited. "It should be good, I think the fan base is compatible. We know a couple of the guys. We've played with odder combinations: ZZ Top/Extreme, Bryan Adams/Extreme, this one will be more like family."
Extreme is touring behind last summer's 'Saudades de Rock,' starting in July and running through the end of August. The band will then get back to the studio to make a new record. "We're gonna get serious [about writing] at the end of the year," explains Cherone. "But we're always writing and coming up with ideas."
The RATT/Extreme tour kicks off July 12 in Amarillo, Texas.