Dan Spitz

Dan Spitz

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Dan Spitz (born January 28, 1963) was the lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Anthrax from 1983–1995 and 2005 to 2007. He is the brother of former White Lion and Black Sabbath bassist Dave Spitz.

Personal life

Spitz was born in a small town in Rockland County, New York as the second son of a lawyer and a highschool substitute teacher. His parents were interested in music, his father liked the music of Dizzy Gillespie, his mother was into classical music. In the early 1980 David Spitz, the five years older brother of Dan, played bass and guitar. Dan got his brother's guitar and started playing. When he reached seventh grade his mother bought him his first own guitar. Spitz reached twelfth grade, went to college but left it after a few weeks without graduating and started his musical career with Anthrax.

Spitz comes from a Jewish family and converted to Messianic Judaism in 2000. and is married with Candi. Their 2007 born twins suffer from autism and therefore the pair supports the organization Autism Speaks.


Dan Spitz was the lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Anthrax from 1983–1995 and 2005 to 2007.

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 bassist Billy Sheehan.

In 1995, Spitz left Anthrax, due to a severe disinterest in...
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