Saturday, June 26, 2010

Guitarist Dan Spitz Discusses Anthrax and Deuxmonkey

In a May 30th interview with Radio Kol Halev, guitarist Dan Spitz chatted about Anthrax (with whom he formerly played) as well as his new Deuxmonkey project. The interview can be streamed below.

It hasn't been long since Spitz was released from the hospital. In early May, he received treatment for a heart attack suffered in 2009. He had undergone open-heart surgery on June 5, 2009 after doctors discovered that his heart's main artery had almost closed completely.

Spitz is now working on the debut album from Deuxmonkey - his latest project. The lineup includes vocalist Wade Black (Seven Witches, Leatherwolf, Crimson Glory), bassist Peter Baltes (Accept), and drummer Patrick Johansson (W.A.S.P., Yngwie Malmsteen). More information on the project can be found on the Deuxmonkey MySpace page.

In 2005 and 2006, Spitz participated in the Anthrax classic lineup reunion. However, he left the band after the recent split with vocalist Joey Belladonna.

During a 2007 radio interview with Eddie Trunk (of the Friday Night Rocks radio show on Q104.3 FM New York), Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian said of Spitz, "Whether people are aware or not, Danny's, like, a big deal in the really, really fancy, expensive watch world - like crazy, super-high-end watches - and he's got his own line of watches coming out. It's weird, because before the reunion I would read this stuff online, and I would just kind of be like, 'What the hell...?' But then like after hanging out with the guy for 20 months and you actually talk to him and see the watches and what-not, I was like, 'Holy crap!' It's a pretty big deal."

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