Dave Amato

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MICHAEL SCHENKER – German Guitar Legend

There are few guitarists in the rock industry that tout the extensive history held by German guitarist Michael Schenker. Often cited by many guitar legends as one of their biggest influences, Michael Schenker is arguably an underrated musician. But while he often doesn’t receive the same credit as many of his peers, any fan worth… Read more »


MICHAEL SCHENKER’s TEMPLE OF ROCK – On A Mission: Live In Madrid

On A Mission–Live In Madrid is a simultaneous DVD and CD release from Michael Schenkers’ latest iteration, formally titled “Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock.” The first thing that is immediately noticeable when the DVD fires up is how “live” it looks, which is result of being done on video instead of the more normal film… Read more »


‘That Metal Show’ Returns This Week With A Historical Jam Session By Kirk Hammett And Michael Schenker

Episode 9 of season 14 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” marks another first for the critically acclaimed talk show. Ever since Kirk Hammett first picked up the electric guitar he dreamed of jamming one day with Michael Schenker. Well TMS makes it happen and the world’s most recognized heavy metal… Read more »


MICHAEL SCHENKER’s Temple of Rock – Live at The Whisky

On April 3, 2015, devout followers of Michael Schenker congregated to a packed house at the Whisky a Go Go to worship at the Temple of Rock. The rock idols didn’t take the stage ’til nearly midnight, but from the moment they made their grand, belated entrance down the stairs, the crowd went absolutely wild…. Read more »


Photos – MICHAEL SCHENKER’s Temple of Rock – Live at The Whisky

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MICHAEL SCHENKER – Live at The Coach House, 2-15-14

Michael Schenker is an enigma wrapped in mystery. A concert that lasted an hour and forty-five minutes, and not a single word from him to the audience. No a hello, not a good-bye, not a single song introduction. He played the entire gig in an almost trance-like state, with his eyes barely open. His playing,… Read more »


Michael Schenker at The Coach House

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MICHAEL SCHENKER – Reunited And It Feels So Good

One approaches an interview with Michael Schenker with both anticipation and trepidation. Anticipation, as Schenker is widely (and rightly) recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in hard rock, forged through his stints in UFO, the Scorpions and his solo projects. Trepidation, as Schenker and turmoil seem to follow each other—bands joined and quit, personality… Read more »


MICHAEL SCHENKER – Bridge The Gap

Michael Schenker has traveled down a long, sometimes bumpy road on his way to being recognized as one of the premier guitarists in hard rock. Make no mistake, however: There is nothing ambiguous about Bridge The Gap. Schenker’s latest album has the potential to be recognized as one of the best efforts of his career,… Read more »