A few days ago, our band leader got a call from a local venue needing a fill-in band for next weekend. BL contacted all of us to confirm that we were all available, which we were, so he confirmed the booking. The following day, our drummer called the BL and said something unexpected had come up, and theres a remote chance that he might not be able to make the gig. He suggested keeping the gig if at all possible, but we should line up a sub for him just in case. The BL lined up a sub the same day, a drummer that played with the band for years who knows all of our material. Seems like we had all the bases covered. Later that night, our lead guitar player started rage-texting the BL at 1AM, saying no way in hell he was playing with the sub. Apparently, he has some ridiculous beef with the sub that prevents his fragile rock star ego from just sucking it up and playing the gig. The conversation between the guitar player and BL got pretty heated eventually, the BL said fine, well get a sub for you too and play the gig without you. Guitar player said fine, do whatever you want to do. BL came very close to firing the guy on the spot due to his piss-poor attitude. Of course, our drummer confirmed today that he can play the gig for sure, so all of this drama was for nothing. Weve spent the past couple days lining up a couple friends to sit in with us, which is cool with me because it will increase our draw. Im not happy with our guitar player because this means I need to free up time for a couple rehearsals with the subs. Heres my dilemma: Now that our drummer is available, part of me wants to just end all the drama and just play the gig as our normal lineup. I could try convincing our guitar player to reconsider, suck it up, and share the stage with the sit-ins. Id say theres a 50-50 chance hed agree to that scenario. I think its a dick move to tell the sit-ins thanks, but no thanks, we dont need you after all. Frankly, I think the best move is to teach our guitar player a lesson about being a team player, and tell him hes taking the night off like it or not. What do you think?