- Dave Spitz
Dave Spitz Birth name David Spitz Also known as The Beast Born 22 February 1958
Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, USA
Genres Rock, hard rock, heavy metal Occupations Musician, songwriter, lawyer, karateka Instruments Bass, guitar Years active 1979-present Associated acts Black Sabbath, Great White, White Lion
Dave "The Beast" Spitz (born February 22, 1958 in New York) is a musician best known for having played bass guitar for the heavy metal group Black Sabbath from 1985 to 1987, appearing on the albums Seventh Star and being credited for (but not playing on) The Eternal Idol. Dave also helped discover the late Ray Gillen, the vocalist who joined Black Sabbath mid-tour in 1986, following the sudden exit of Glenn Hughes.
Spitz has also been a member of Great White, having recorded the albums Psycho City and Let it Rock with the Californian hard rock band during the 1990s. He played in albums of the bands White Lion, Impellitteri, Americade, Slamnation, Insomnia, Nuclear Assault, Purple Heart, Kuni[disambiguation needed ], Deepset, War Pigs and others. He is also a member of McBrain Damage, featuring Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain and tours with this band when Nicko has time off.
Dave Spitz graduated from SUNY Geneseo in upstate New York in 1979, and during his college years he played in bands around that area, including Freeway and Buzzoleo.
In addition to being a musician and performing artist, Spitz has been practicing law full-time since 1999 as a Civil Trial Attorney in South Florida, and has his own law firm.
Beyond this, Dave is a second degree black belt (Nidan) in traditional Okinawan Gōjū-ryū Karate-dō. Beginning his karate training at the age of 14 in New York, Dave initially studied under the U.S.A. Kata champion sensei Chuck Merriman, and fought in numerous karate tournaments. Following his Black Sabbath years, he continued his martial arts training in California, undertaking training with the highest ranking practitioner of Gōjū-ryū in the world, sensei Morio Higaonna, President of the International Okinawan Gōjū-ryū Karate-dō Federation. Spitz also studied and trained with sensei Mel Pralgo, sensei Rodney Hu, sensei Stan O'Hara, and sensei Miko Peled, and had the distinct honor of being Dai Sempai (highest ranking student and assistant instructor) for many years at sensei Pralgo's dojo in Thousand Oaks, California, before moving to Florida in 1996 to attend law school.
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Studio albums Live albums Compilations VideosEscape from Brooklyn • Concert Anthology: 1987-1991 • Bang Your Head Festival 2005 Singles Solo albumsCapricorn • Recovering the Wasted Years • More to Life than This • Rock 'n' Roll Alive • Songs I Left Behind • The Rock 'N' Roll Circuz • Stand Your Ground Related articles Black Sabbath Tony Iommi • Ozzy Osbourne • Geezer Butler • Bill Ward
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and other songs"Evil Woman" • "N.I.B." • "The Wizard" • "Paranoid" • "Iron Man" • "War Pigs" • "Fairies Wear Boots" • "Sweet Leaf" • "Children of the Grave" • "Into the Void " • "Changes" • "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" • "Symptom of the Universe" • "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor" • "Dirty Women" • "Never Say Die!" • "Neon Knights" • "Heaven and Hell" • "Die Young" • "The Mob Rules" • "Turn Up the Night" • "Trashed" • "Disturbing the Priest" • "Zero the Hero" • No Stranger to Love" • "TV Crimes" • "Psycho Man" • "The Devil Cried"
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