Music Museum of New England
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To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

Extreme

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First called The Dreams, the Bay State band’s original 1981 lineup was Gary Cherone, Paul Geary, Eddy Goulart and Peter Hunt. By their first recording in 1984, Goulart had been replaced by David Rich, and they were known for energetic stage shows. For mystery-shrouded reasons, the band lost their name, and by 1985 they were the “ex-Dream,” which morphed into Extreme. Another lineup change resulted in Pat Badger and Nuno Bettencourt replacing Rich and Hunt, and their song “Mutha (Don’t Wanna Go to School Today)” was a hit on the
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