Former ANTHRAX and current RED LAMB guitarist Dan Spitz and his wife, Candi, were interviewed on the April 9 edition of “The Alex Jones Show”, the program hosted by noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Dan and Candi spoke about their own personal experience with raising two identical mirror image twin boys that both suffer from autism. You can now watch the chat below.
According to Autism Key, Spitz‘s twin sons were born in 2007 and both have since been diagnosed with autism. During that time, he has used his celebrity to help raise awareness about the disorder, particularly among those within the music community. Additionally, Spitz and his wife are strong supporters of Autism Speaks and have recently been featured in one of the organization’s videos promoting its autism walks.
Dealing with autism hasn’t been the only challenge Spitz has faced in recent years. In 2009, he underwent open heart surgery to repair a main artery in his heart that was said to be “almost completely closed.”
Spitz is a born-again Christian and Messianic Jew and in interviews, has frequently cited his faith as an influential component to his life.
Spitz took part in the reunion of ANTHRAX‘s classic lineup in 2005 and 2006 but left the band after ANTHRAX‘s most recent split with singer Joey Belladonna.
RED LAMB‘s self-titled debut album was released in February 2012 via iTunes. The 12-song effort was co-produced by Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) and Spitz and is described in a press release as “explosive hard rock, pop punk, alternative rock, with a taste of thrash.”