Metal band auditions when I was in a band 1989 we were a three piece that lost a singer so went looking to add another guitar player so the current guitar player could take over lead vocal duties. Had about a dozen guys come in the first round, I don't remember too many of them. One of the things about Auditions the people who show up don't seem to understand is that the bands looking to pick up a player are looking for the right guy, a good fit with style and ability. Gear and a job counts too. We had some good players show up. One reminded us of Slash. He wore a funny hat too. He was good but not what we were looking for. Most take the we'll call you don't call us line pretty well. We'd tell them up front we intended to look at A LOT of players and go from there. The memorable moment from those auditions was this guy who showed up with a half stack and a normal guitar. He looked ok and played fine. Not what we were looking for. Some guys think a nod to find the door knob is a judgment on their playing and it's not. I don't remember any hacks auditioning at all. This guy who showed up was high strung Puerto Rican dude. We only knew that because he made a point to tell us. NO matter my Guitar player and aspiring singer was half Mexican himself. At any rate this guy plays his heart out, we ask him some questions and ask him to play a few things to demo his style, like any originals he's working on Etc. So we wrap it up and he starts asking us if he's got the gig. We re iterate that we have his number and will keep him in mind. He gets visibly insulted. He asked us directly if we thought he sucked. We said no man and re explained that we intended to check out a lot of players. The details are a little foggy but he got pretty up set about it. Needless to say without it being spoken he blew the audition right there and then if he did have a shot. We usually brought all the good players back for a second look. The next band I was in we were an up start and needed a drummer. This guy shows up and looking on the goofy side but honestly no matter if he can play. He had our demo with a drum machine for a week and a half so we rented a studio and met with a few drummers. This guy came in and we start playing the song. He's rough and not too skilled but at no point did I conclude he could not be worked with. There came a double bass part that he played on his toms. After the song I asked him about that part. He said ya I know it's kick drums.... He made some excuse for why he had to play it on the toms. So I think it was only two songs at that point. We had two tunes and were not going to work on more till we found a time keeper. And just like with the above mentioned guitar player audition this guy wanted to know if he got the gig. I gave him the same line about meeting with other drummers before we could make that call. He got all up set and and started questioning what we thought of his drum work. It was pretty bad but we were not going to be too picky either. He was not ruled out at all but then he got all huffy puffy and laid out some sort of ultimatum. He cautioned us that next week or whenever we were going to get around to making the call well he just might not be available by then. He said this as he looked into my eyes. It was like a standoff. I said well, that might be the case and we will have to live with it if we want you yo play drums and your get picked up by another band. Nothing we can do about it. We have a plan on how to go about this audition process and we are going to have to stick with it. I think we had another drummer to see the next hour anyway. If I recall it was the drummer we picked up.... A guy named Mike who I am still friend and associated with to this day. He was not the best drummer I knew about but he had some skills and some move it in his kick. I saw that we could work with him and I know people can improve. He basically grew up as a drummer in the band in fast order like a year later he was pretty darn good. I could tell he was hungry to work with the band and not just any band. I doubt the other guy would have worked into it as well but he may have. I don't know. I know after how he handled the situation he blew any chance of working with us. SO many things about musicians that are not so desirable anyone showing that they can hardly control their emotions is a big red flag. Anyone got any good stories? Did anyone ever see anyone get near to blows over this kinda crap?