ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz has issued the following update:
"On the home front: My wife, Candi, has been struggling along with twin identical boys inside her very small frame so it's been quite busy here, as you can well imagine. She is bed ridden at this time due to the complications of having twins. So, I'm here by her side for her every need.
On the master watchmaker / music business timepiece production front: I have been very busy going to beautiful Switzerland (even dragged Candi there), moving along my patents and personal inventions of micro mechanical engineering and implementation of them into the mechanics of the movements for the timepieces. There is much excitement within my parent company to bring awareness of my metal friends, the metal fans and my metal background to an industry (luxury watches) that will embrace us all in a new and exciting way. More as this progresses. There will be an extremely unique luxury timepiece that has a quality that is better than a Rolex coming from my hands to your wrists very soon. In addition, there will be many aspects of the timepiece and its after-sales service avenues that are groundbreaking to this industry.
On the ANTHRAX front: I know there has been a lot of speculation on my end of things regarding what has transpired lately in the press. I am sorry to report however that I will not comment at this time regarding the business side of things at this moment. I will comment on my loving brothers of ANTHRAX (Joey, Scott, Charlie and Frank) by saying that you are truly my friends forever. ANTHRAX has been what I bleed if you cut me since Scott, Charlie and I started this ride and dream when we were mere tadpoles in training with a dream."
In a recent interview with Eddie Trunk of the "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian had the following to say when asked if Dan Spitz was no longer a member of ANTHRAX: "You know, I actually don't know the answer to that question. I've been e-mailing with Danny back and forth quite a bit. I know he's got a lot going on in his whole other world. 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. And I know he's been back and forth to Switzerland quite a bit trying to launch his watch line. So truthfully, I would think right now ANTHRAX is probably the least of his worries."