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REO Speedwagon
12754 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City , California 91604
United States


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REO Speedwagon, 24 Jan 2016 [cached]
'Raiding the Rock Vault' Welcomes REO Speedwagon Guitarist Dave Amato to the Stage in February Read More View More
News | The Official Site of Fraze Pavilion, 30 April 2014 [cached]
Interview with Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon
Just got off the phone with REO guitarist and vocalist Dave Amato. First, what a great guy. The interview was supposed to be about five minutes and it went 30! Dave's ...
Vintage Rock Concert Review: Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon - July 31, 2010 ~ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 31 July 2010 [cached]
Another sing-along accompanied "Take It On The Run," guitarist Dave Amato filling in the gaps. A member of REO since 1989, Amato has established himself as his own player with hints of the Gary Richrath era in his ascents.
CRR Interview - REO Speedwagon’s Neal Doughty: Dancing on the Moon!, 16 May 2014 [cached]
If you had not chosen Dave Amato to replace him, then it could have gone bad.
Dave is the first guy that we really tried.
There was one guitar player in-between Gary and Dave.
Pretty quickly, we found Dave and found Bryan Hitt.
Dave was also the first guy. He came over to Kevin's house and we went back in his studio and we just jammed for a half an hour. There wasn't much to it. We stopped so fast that I think Dave thought that he didn't get the job. We just said, "We will go talk about this for a second, Dave. I am sure he thought it happened too fast and that we must not like him. We got inside the house and said, "That guy is great. He looks like rock star. Let's get him. We went back in the studio and said, "Okay, Dave, you're in the band. It was the shortest audition in history.
He is such a likeable guy that there is no way you wouldn't give him a good chance. Plus, he is a great guitar player. If not for Dave and Bryan, both of them being the right guys, we may have quit ten years ago.
Whereas I love Dave as a guitar player, he is not really a songwriter.
Dave is even taking a bigger role in that song as well. Dave felt an obligation to stay true to Gary's most famous solos.
Dave wasn't able to really show what he could do as a guitar player and it turns out he's amazing. Sometimes, now, he will really get going on something in "157" and he really shows people what he can do.
They ended their set with "Time ..., 22 Aug 2014 [cached]
They ended their set with "Time for Me to Fly" with guitarist Dave Amato on a double-neck guitar and "Back on the Road Again" with bassist Bruce Hall on vocals.
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