Dr. Acula Keyboard Player Quits So Here’s A Picture Of Kate Upton

Kate hates heavy bands with keyboardists

Dr. Acula keyboard player Joey Simpson has quit the band. In fact, he did it several weeks ago. He’s now just getting around to making it public, and issued a statement to Lambgoat, in an effort to combat online rumors and misinformation.

The dude bounced on June 20 after two releases with the band, and he’d like to point out — and does…over and over again — that he quit; he was not thrown out.

“There are a handful of reasons why. I feel there is no need to go into detail but I was unhappy with things and tried to tough it out in hopes things would change but they didn’t,” says Simpson. “I snapped and walked away. I love them as people but could no longer work with them as a band. I understand they were upset with me because I just up and left them while on the road, but I’d also think they would understand the reasons why I left when I finally did talk with them a few days after.

“I’m making this statement because I’m hearing that people as well as members are telling false information about what happened,” he continues. “They are saying I left because of a girl (merch girl); they are saying I was kicked out and a bunch of other bullshit I’ve heard. I’m clearing this up right now. If need be, I have the text messages from conversations I had with members explaining the reasons why I up and left. A few of the members can understand why I left and can see some of the reasons and other members I guess don’t want to face the truth or just don’t care enough to be my friend.”

He reiterates that he “quit Dr. Acula. I was not kicked out,” and that he “didn’t leave for some girl. They can post all the stuff they want and talk all they want but I have the proof. Even members of the bands on tour will back me up if needed. It hurts to know that I can’t even keep some of these guys as friends. I have not one time shit talked the band or put them down in anyway. I don’t have any plan to ever. It was my own doing for leaving and I’m very happy with the choice I made. I’m sure a lot of you people reading this don’t care or are going to shit talk on me. I don’t care. As long as everyone knows I quit for personal reasons.”

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zerolymitz David William Shattuck

    didn’t read the article couldn’t care any less for the band. Here for the tits :)