Dark Angel Drama Drudges On With Don Doty

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I keep asking myself that shit every time I read something else about this Dark Angel reunion, especially after it came to light last night the one gig that had been booked is not happening now.

The latest comes from excommunicated original singer Don Doty — described by the band in a statement as estranged — who is sad he won’t be seeing a paycheck next year.

“It is with sadness that I see the events of the last days…and I cannot believe how far things have gone,” says the dude who basically counted his chickens before they fucking hatched. I should know. I do it all the time.

“When I headed out to start a reunion, I would have never dreamed things would have gone this far. I am saddened that you, our dearest fans, had to see this whole mess, and for my part, I apologize.”

Apology not accepted.

“There were many reasons why I left after Darkness Descends — family but also drugs. I had lost my way and did what I thought was best for me and my family. Perhaps that was selfish of me.

“There had been at that time and afterwards other things going on in [Dark Angel], and should I be a lesser man, I would go and open that old can of worms.”

The rambling continues: “But it has been a long time, and some things should stay private for the sake of everyone involved. There is right and wrong on all sides, and that is all I shall say about this. I had hoped that the old grudges would have laid long enough for us as a band to be able to get over them and remember the good times of our friendship and give our fans the reunion they had asked for.

“Sadly, I was wrong, and I will take this opportunity to apologize to our fans for my mistake. I thought we could all be friends again and I opened my arms to all of my old friends without excluding anybody. Sadly, the things that were said to my face were not the things that had been said behind my back, and this lead to the current mess.

“I will not allow this to continue and stain our legacy any longer. The rest of the band have shown what they wanted, and I will obey their decision.

“If there is no room for Don Doty in Dark Angel, I will find my place somewhere else.”

I can’t take anymore. Read the rest here.

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