It seems like frequently I'm in situations where the lead singer isn't really that good with rhythms. The two most common issues are 1) rushing the lyrics ahead of the music and/or 2) not nailing the syncopations i.e. singing everything too "white" (if I'm allowed to say that here). Where I get into trouble is that I'm the kind of player that listens to what everyone else in the band is doing and tries to fit in to what they're doing. This works fine when everyone is on the same page rhythmically, but if the drummer is dead-on while the singer is off, then sometimes I'm not always the best at just ignoring the singer and focusing on the drummer (though I'm getting better through practice ). Anyone else had the same experiences? What's the best way to deal with it (and please don't just say "dump the singer" cause that's not my call).