Since the Jan 4 departure of guitarist Rob Caggiano, the fans have been asking for one man to step back into the role of Anthrax lead guitarist.
That man is Dan Spitz.
The former Anthrax guitarist is part of the bands "classic" lineup, which features Spitz, guitarist Scott Ian, bassist Frank Bello, drummer Charlie Benante, and singer Joey Belladonna.
The current lineup features all of the above mentioned except Spitz.
With Spitz the only member missing from completing the "classic" Anthrax lineup and the band scheduled to play their 1987 album "Among the Living" in its entirety (which this lineup recorded), what better reason do they have for bringing Spitz back into the band?
Spitz originally left the band in 1995. He opened his own watch repair shop and currently plays guitar in the band "Red Lamb."
The classic lineup had a brief reunion from 2005-2007 where they played their "Among the Living" album in its entirety.
Spitz clearly knows the material already and has played on every Anthrax album up to 1990's "Persistence of Time." All he would have to do is learn a few new songs from the 2011 album "Worship Music." There is no reason for Anthrax not to choose him.
Dan Spitz has been vocal about the large amount of support from the fans. On Jan 6 he wrote on his Twitter account "Thank you ALL for ALL your LOVE, wonderful comments & out pouring of what makes an artist feel incredible inside."