July 29, 2020
Posted in: At Home & Social, AXS TV Concerts
Nuno Bettencourt leads a star-studded ensemble of music icons and influencers in “At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends” —airing Monday, August 3 at 8/7c.
The set will benefit the Music Forward Foundation’s Crew Nation initiative, raising funds and awareness for the touring and venue crews who are vital to the live music experience and have been negatively impacted by the shutdowns resulting from COVID-19.
Bettencourt rose to rock superstardom as lead guitarist of the legendary rock band Extreme. He hasparlayed that success into an acclaimed career as a GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum artist, songwriter, and producer, working alongside industry titans such as Sir Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler, Kanye West, Robert Palmer, Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Perry Farrell, among others.
In this all-new special, Bettencourt is joined remotely by an impressive roster of friends and fellow artists as he performs Radiohead’s “Karma Police” with Julian Lennon, and the Heart hit “Barracuda” with Nancy Wilson, Taylor Hawkins, and Liv Warfield; unveils the unreleased single “Use Me,” with new singer GabrieLa in her global debut; and unleashes a stunning guitars-only rendition of the Queen classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” as part of rock supergroup Generation Axe, featuring six-string masterminds Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tosin Abasi, and a surprise appearance by Queen’s own Brian May.
“Until us performers can get back home…to our stage. On August 3, with a little imagination and lots of passion…our homes will become our stage,” said Bettencourt. “I hope we all have homeowners insurance…cause we’re blowing the roof off the place.”
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