Okay, here's a question for the TB crew. This might be kinda long, so you have been forwarned. Let's just say, hypothetically , you were in this band that you really liked. Good music, good opportunities, offers for gigs, etc... But there had been a "revolving door" of musicians since it's inception. Then, the stars align and you get settled in with a group that just "clicks" musically. Suddenly, your songs start sounding better and become more musically "accurate" because the new bandmates are talented and can play their parts. Now let's say that along the line, you became the "musical director" for the group because you were asked to do it by the BL. You arranged practices and ran them. You did all of the chord sheets for the guitarists. You became responsible for running the PA. You also bought/supplied portions of the PA system. The BL supplied you with a long list of songs and from the list you chose what was to be played and determined whether or not it was within the technical ability of the group to perform these songs (all of them are covers). Over a short period of time you found that the other band members came to you with questions and offered their ideas/input to you versus the BL because you were the one who ran the group. And they typically communicated directly with you and told you that they were most comfortable dealing with you as they found the BL to be far too rigid and unorganized. Then, let's just say, hypothetically, you were at practice and everything was going well, for the most part, and your BL had a meltdown because his playing/contributions were being criticized by the others because he was unable to perform his parts. Then he started disassembling the PA, reassembling it, and tweaking all the settings for everyone because he felt his vocals weren't being heard, and he was blaming all the feedback from his acoustic guitar plugged into an amp on everyone else. And he ends the practice by saying "I'm quitting. I'll have my stuff gone in 10 minutes". Then he calls you after the practice to apologize for acting like a 5 year old. Now here's the question. If you had a group of 5 musicians who really liked each other and had common goals, but they were assembled by a band leader over time and that's how they met each other, do members ever fire a BL and move on without him/her? When and if it happens, what is the potential fallout? Is this even done? Anyone ever been through this? Again, this is hypothetical. Maybe.