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Dr. Acula keyboardist quits band

Monday, July 11, 2011 4:39 PM PT

Dr. Acula keyboard player Joey Simpson quit the band several weeks ago and has sent Lambgoat the following explanation, apparently to combat online rumors and misinformation. Here you go:

"On June 20th 2011 in Stockton CA I, Joey Simpson, quit Dr.Acula. After 2 releases with the band I parted ways with them while on the Horror Nights Tour. 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. 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. 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.

"At the end of the day, I quit Dr.Acula. I was not kicked out. I 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."


7/11/2011 4:45:17 PM
no one gives a fck

7/11/2011 4:48:28 PM
Next you're gonna say you "hate drama" huh?

7/11/2011 4:51:02 PM
Gay band. Gay dude. Giant bucket of warm goo fresh turd floating in the middle.

7/11/2011 4:51:59 PM
Also, who are Dr. Acula?

7/11/2011 4:58:16 PM
dude looks like a gay dan aykroyd

7/11/2011 5:01:38 PM
He didn't leave for a girl, he left for a dude!

7/11/2011 5:08:56 PM
gay in a gay band

7/11/2011 5:10:03 PM
One step closer....

7/11/2011 5:12:04 PM
Guess he was having a horrible night on tour

7/11/2011 5:16:38 PM
oh, no! without a keyboardist, the band's going to slurp shit for a living! ...oh, wait.

7/11/2011 5:27:28 PM
HAHAHA! Keyboard fail!! I will say this, with out him there just another shit 6 member break-core band, trying to sound just like the rest of the crap out there!

7/11/2011 5:48:18 PM
Show texts or no believe

7/11/2011 6:02:14 PM
written like a true 8th grader.

7/11/2011 6:16:08 PM
My nAme iS JoEy SiMpSOn AnD mY fEEWINGS aWe HUwT

7/11/2011 6:17:41 PM
at least he can kiss his boyfriend candice now

7/11/2011 6:33:34 PM
texts or it didnt happen

7/11/2011 6:33:44 PM
this is like leaving your special Olympics baton race team

7/11/2011 6:40:59 PM
dudes wearing eye liner are bummed everywhere

7/11/2011 6:43:17 PM
all he does is jump around live, shit band lost nothing

7/11/2011 6:49:01 PM
Who in the fck sits around talking about Dr. Acula?

7/11/2011 6:51:24 PM
who thought it was a good idea to start having fcking keyboard players in these piece of shit bands to begin with?

7/11/2011 8:06:26 PM
No one gives a shit, we don't need a fcking essay.

7/11/2011 8:07:33 PM
"Who in the fck sits around talking about Dr. Acula?" < this

7/11/2011 8:13:17 PM
oh no, how can the world go on?

7/11/2011 8:15:26 PM
your life has improved, step 1 complete.

7/11/2011 8:15:41 PM
now this is real news

7/11/2011 8:16:08 PM
is this the fat guy who always has his weird weiner posted on isanyoneup.com?

7/11/2011 8:19:38 PM
who the hell cares

7/11/2011 9:26:10 PM
Okay, we get it, you quit.

7/11/2011 10:21:24 PM

7/11/2011 11:08:34 PM
he's just mad cuz i ran over his little wheelieboard ramp.

7/11/2011 11:18:23 PM
"i dont care." you obviously do

7/11/2011 11:45:27 PM
omfg....worst news EVER...there never gonna be the same

7/12/2011 12:55:39 AM
now just drop 50 pounds and get over yourself and you got your life on track. oh wait you're covered in terrible tattoos.

7/12/2011 1:22:04 AM
what a fcking montauk mutant!! http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-a

7/12/2011 1:23:39 AM
this kid is the biggest gay in a band filled with big gays. i hope he gets hit by the ice cream truck he just bought a triple hot fudge sundae from

7/12/2011 9:21:30 AM
I love this band. They can do no wrong.

7/12/2011 10:33:58 AM
For fck sake, it isn't like you're Scott Stapp leaving Creed because god is leading you down a new path. No angels will weep tears of blood over this

7/12/2011 10:38:06 AM

7/12/2011 12:17:18 PM
This dude looks smoking hot but sounds lame. I don't have the balls to talk to you face to face so I will text message you the reasons why I left the band. LAME.

7/12/2011 2:03:58 PM
WUTWUTWUT 7/12/2011 10:38:06 AM update: LAUREN DEVITO BREAKS UP DR ACULA at least she'd be doing the world a favor

7/12/2011 3:14:08 PM
shit person leaves shit band

7/12/2011 7:08:33 PM
Text messages or it didn't happen.

7/12/2011 9:30:15 PM
status update: Currently Sexting

7/12/2011 10:48:43 PM
no for the rest of them to quit would be great

7/12/2011 11:21:02 PM
"I don't care" and to prove it I will write an essay the size of fcking Moby Dick offering to show everyone text messages that prove I wasn't kicked out.

7/13/2011 11:52:13 AM
I've heard the band and completely understand his reasons for leaving. I'm glad the issue was finally addressed in an official press release.

7/13/2011 12:20:26 PM
will miss you joey you were a cool dude brought alot of energy on stage hope the get someone as good or better to replace you stay t.u.f.f. bro.

7/13/2011 12:49:34 PM
this guys a gay, good riddance anyways

7/13/2011 12:57:00 PM
Lauren DeVito has awesome t-ts on isanyoneup.

7/13/2011 9:26:34 PM
a wall of text that i guarantee nobody gives two shits about. horrible fcking band, hopefully this is the start of a jenga-type effect and the whole piece of shit group goes down soon

7/14/2011 7:25:49 AM
looks like sephora will not be sponsoring him anymore :(

7/14/2011 5:22:39 PM
whoareyou 7/13/2011 12:57:00 PM Lauren DeVito has small, unimpressive, ginger t-ts on isanyoneup.

7/15/2011 11:11:06 PM
what a c-ck smoking fckboy