So I'm a huge fan of Michael's, and I'm not as familiar with Steve, but the one quick youtube search I did yielded a very enjoyable result. Anyway, I love what you guys do with the bass, and I've been a musician essentially my whole life, starting on Cello when I was 3, and picking up guitar and bass when I was 12 or 13. I'm 18 and in college now, bass has become my favorite and primary instrument, and I'm finding myself going in a very solo bass oriented direction, at least in my exploration of technique. However, I also am in love with Rock music and that kind of ensemble performance, mostly classic and progressive rock, and I love doing the whole Rock band thing. So my question is, how does Solo bass playing fit into that whole band/group dynamic? I would like to play in a rock band, but I think I'll still continue to grow musically (of course). I don't know if I'm being particularly clear, but hopefully you get my gist. The dynamics of solo bass playing and the dynamics of a rock band are very different, and I guess I'm just wondering if either of you have any insight on how to reconcile the two. I'm very conscientious about taking too much of the limelight onstage, because it doesn't feel fair to the other musicians. A band is a collective and collaborative entity, and a solo performance with a backing band is not. How do I strike a balance between those two mentalities and please as many of the people for as much of the time as possible?