When Marcos Curiel formed the Accident Experiment, it was meant to be a P.O.D. side project. Two years and one ugly breakup later, the band could more accurately be described as the antithesis of P.O.D. “I had some great times in [P.O.D.], but the thing that really irked me was that every day we would talk about, ‘Yeah, we’re real. We’re positive,'” the guitarist, who is in a legal dispute with his former bandmates over songwriting royalties, told MTV News. “But if every song is positive, that’s not real. ‘Cause no one in life walks around with a smile on their face nonstop. There’s ups and downs, and I just wanted to be, ‘Let’s write about the moment.'” Read more.