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Perry Farrell Doesn't Care What You Think of Nuno Bettencourt

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We have a new favorite word here in the RS offices: Nuno. That's right: Nuno, as in Nuno Bettencourt, former guitarist of Extreme -- the extremely uncool Nineties pop-metal band best known for the ballad "More Than Words". These days, our man Nuno has a new gig: He's playing in Satellite Party, the latest band formed by Perry Farrell, which just signed with Columbia Records and will perform at Lollapalooza in August. The Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins told me a while back that Farrell had no idea who Nuno was when he hired him: "I guess everybody was giving Perry shit about it and he didn't really know. He's like, 'I don't know, man, I met this guy at this party and I got along with him. We're writing some songs.' So like, Flea and everybody are just going, 'You dork, why are you hanging out with that guy?' I love that Perry is so not on the same planet as everybody. He just missed that completely." We love that too. A lot.

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