Heavy Metal Lawyer: Black Sabbath Bassist Dave “The Beast” Spitz, Esq.


Referring to someone as a rock star usually means they’re excellent at what they do. Dave “The Beast” Spitz is a rock star lawyer in south Florida. Sure, he’s a really good lawyer, but he’s also an actual rock star. Prior to going to law school in 1996, Dave played bass for the legendary band that invented heavy metal: Black Sabbath.

His journey through the music industry also included playing with other well-known bands including Great White, Impellitteri, White Lion and Americade. He even appeared in a movie with Tom Hanks.

Despite all the trappings of rock stardom – recording with music legends, playing in front of sellout crowds around the world, and experiencing musical success at the highest levels – The Beast needed something more out of his career, so he actually declined an opportunity with a band that’s sold millions of albums so he could become a lawyer.

This extended Second Act Stories interview includes plenty stories about The Beast’s music career and his decision to launch his law career, and it paints a vivid picture of the motivation that drives such a surprising life-changing decision.

Check out the official Black Sabbath Dave “The Beast” Spitz page here.

4 thoughts on “Heavy Metal Lawyer: Black Sabbath Bassist Dave “The Beast” Spitz, Esq.

  1. Eli "Jersey" Pozzi Reply

    He’s my personal friend, I loved this guy, we often hang out, it’s either at my place or at his, great musician, awesome human being & a badass lawyer he really is as well guys

    • Scott Merritt Post authorReply

      I appreciate your taking the time to comment, Eli. Dave truly is all those things. What a great time I had getting to know him. We appreciate you listening :).

  2. Karen Tarte Reply

    THIS PODCAST🙌😍👍 WAS a VERY AMAZING & EPIC LIFE STORY OF DAVE ‘THE BEAST ” SPITZ…. I have BEEN VERY LUCKY to SEE HIS AMAZING TALENT ON STAGE !!!!!!…not only with PLAYING BASS WITH SABBATH💞 MANY OTHER BANDS AND HIS LATEST BAND “UNITED METAL COALITION” WHO ARE OFF THE CHART.!!!!!…….LOVE BEING GREATLY PART OF THIS MUSIC WORLD & SEEING HIS INTERACTION with VERY MANY INCREDIBLE LEGENDARY ROCK and ROLL ARTISTS AS HIMSELF…..DAVE “THE BEAST ”
    ..I TRULY ENJOYED YOUR INTERVIEW……I will LOOK FORWARD to the NEXT SEGMENT…..To this day I TRULY AM BLESSED TO SAY😎🎼 Dave is a TRUE FRIEND and ONE AMAZING, TALENTED, HUMBLE ,and a GENTLEMAN & DEDICATED HEAVY METAL ROCK STAR🎼🤙 THANK YOU AGAIN…..I WILL SHARE THIS INTERVIEW WITH MANY……IT WAS CLASSIC 😉💞

    • Scott Merritt Post authorReply

      Thanks for your feedback, Karen! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed my conversation with Dave. Spending the afternoon with him was a rare treat. Stay tuned for more interviews with interesting guests.

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