Despite previous reports to the contrary, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson have no intentions of becoming full-time members of the new band formed by ex-ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz.The following is the official statement released by Sanctuary Artists Management on behalf of McBrain and Ellefson: "Sadly for all you scoop hounds, it is not Apr 1st as far as we know. This 'story' is total bollocks. Nicko and Danny Spitz did some music together it is true and they discussed over the phone with Dave Ellefson about him possibly taking some part at some stage. However Nicko's MAIDEN schedule and Dave's current plans stop this going any further. So whoever jumped many bridges to get to this conclusion should be congratulated on their fertile imagination and we recommend they write a story about schoolboy magicians. Enough said." Spitz, who recently launched his official web site at www.danspitz.com, is believed to be looking for musicians to complete his new group, which is presently going under the moniker SEVEN X SEVENTY (7times70.com). More information is expected to become available shortly.