Dan Spitz (born January 28, 1963) is an American musician. He was the lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Anthrax from 1983 to 1995 and from 2005 to 2007. He is the brother of former Black Sabbath bassist Dave Spitz.
Dan Spitz is a follower of Messianic Judaism.
Before playing in Anthrax, Spitz was a lead guitarist for local thrash metal band Overkill, and also Thrasher, at which time he shared the stage with bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan.
In 1995, Spitz left Anthrax, due to a severe disinterest in playing guitar. In the meantime, he attended the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program (WOSTEP) on a full scholarship and opened his own watch repair shop.
On April 1, 2005, Anthrax announced an Among the Living reunion, and Spitz was reunited with the band. They embarked on a world tour and released a DVD with footage from those performances. Following the end of the reunion tour, Spitz again left Anthrax to concentrate on his watch designs. He has since been replaced by Rob Caggiano, who was Anthrax's lead guitarist immediately prior to the 2005 reunion.
Spitz and his wife, Candi, have twin boys named Brendan Alan and Jaden Michael, born in 2007. Spitz also has two teenage daughters, Julia and Lianna.
See Anthrax discography on Wikipedia.
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