I am having a bit of an issue with the drummer at the moment. He is a very good player but he is so anal about playing in time with a metronome. I understand keeping time with a metronome or click is an important skill and you need to be able to do it when recording so you dont waste time and money but in rehearsals when you have a drummer and you just want to rehearse the songs and get them tight, you dont need a metronome because thats what the drummer is there for, right?. I have done some recording before to a click track and it took a few takes to get used to it like anything but I got the hang of it eventually and kept time. I have never practised to a metronome before in my life but my drummer insists I start doing it even when we jam. What I dont understand is that when we play the songs they sound fine and in time and no one complains. Also some songs change time signature or tempo mid-song so how can a metronome help us in that situation. Has anyone else had this problem with a drummer before? Is a metronome really that necessary especially in a jam because the drummer keeps nagging and nagging? If so whats a good metronome website I can start practising off? I am mainly confused because I thought my timing was generally good but now I feel degraded as a bass player.