Dan Spitz Explains Anthrax Exit
The acclaimed axeman shocked fans by leaving the thrash giants just as they were enjoying a new lease of life with vocalist John Bush, and turning instead to a career as a watchmaker.
Spitz tells Hodinkee: "I had been living on a tour bus since I was 14 years old, and played in bands with others of equal skill set – but they were much older and I was.
"I excelled at what I was doing and Anthrax soon hit and was playing sold-out colosseums for years.
"By the time 1995 rolled around I was the first one in the band to have children, and I missed them when I was on the road. We'd do an album and tour for years at a time, then start the cycle over again. Time at home was not there.
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