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Extreme 6 will be tracked this year, vows Cherone

Extreme’s long-awaited sixth album will be recorded in the autumn, frontman Gary Cherone has vowed.

The follow-up to 2008’s Saudades De Rock had been planned for 2014, but failed to materialise.

Last week guitarist Nuno Bettencourt reported the band were “slowly but surely” getting to work on the project.

Now Cherone tells SiriusXM (opens in new tab): “We’re all feeling the pressure of putting our something new.

“We’re writing, we’re doing demos. Now it’s like, ‘Let’s get busy – let’s get some new music out.’”

Extreme’s current tour itinerary marks the 25th anniversary of second album Pornograffitti. The singer says: “That’s all been great. Obviously, this summer, you take advantage of the season with festivals.”

But he adds: “It’s about all of us getting in a room to record – and that’s in the fall. We’ll find time to do it. We’ll be ready. The songs will be there.”

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.