I put my current 3 piece hard rock band together from scratch 3 years ago. We have had moderate success and I have managed to acquire a pretty good amount of pro sound gear. It seems my drummer, who's practice studio we play in, has decided to call it quits. Shoulder surgeries and age has convinced him that gigging is no longer something he wants to do. My plan is to obviously find another drummer and another place to rehearse, but considering that may take a while I have answered an ad for a hard hitting bass player for a southern/classic rock band. These guys are very near me, very near my age and appear to have a lot in common with me socially. I am really just looking for a way to keep playing while I get my band right again, but if I can talk them into doing some crap like Hank III or mixing hardcore with old country, it seems like it could be fun. At a minimum I see no reason why I shouldn't fill in for them so they can keep gigging until they find the right bass player. Anyway, just thought I'd share.