Published Dec 13, 2010While he is currently revered for creating some of the world's finest timepieces, former Anthrax lead guitarist Dan Spitz hasn't given up on his musical career just yet.
In fact, thanks to the creative input of Megadeth guitarist/vocalist/mainstay Dave Mustaine, the modest axeman's latest work has blossomed from solo effort to collaboration.
During a recent interview with 3news.co.nz [via NME], Mustaine revealed that after stopping in at the studio to check in on Spitz's new album (to be issued under the Deuxmonkey moniker at an unannounced date), he became so interested in the project he had to partake.
"I am in the studio with Dan Spitz," Mustaine said. "He was working on a little side-project I'd heard a while ago and I asked him, 'Do you think it's done?' He asked me why and I said, 'Well, I would kind of do this and that.' And he said, 'Go ahead.' So I rolled up my sleeves and completely dedicated myself to Danny's record."
While interesting, the pairing is actually rather unsurprising given that during his time in Anthrax (1983-1995 and 2005-2007), Spitz and Mustaine were close friends, a relationship that has clearly been maintained. As for Deuxmonkey, with his two cents added in, Mustaine describes the album as sounding somewhere between Soundgarden, Disturbed and Rage Against the Machine. No music has been issued at this time, but the project does have that skull above posted on its website's home page.