Dan Spitz Explains Anthrax Exit

09/04/2012
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(Classic Rock) Former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz has discussed his surprise departure from the band in 1995 and why he gave away all his guitars.

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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