What is it with drummers? We're a 3-piece that tries to do it all relatively well. Our drummer is never prepared for practice. Yeah, he can lay down the beat, and mostly the tempo is OK, but all the accents are missing and the bass drum part is missing, which is, unfortunately what I practiced with from the original song. This isn't the first time I've come across this. It's pretty frequent, at least in the last 3 bands I've been in. I find it hard to blame the guy, because he has nowhere to set up his drums at his house and hammer away, but sometimes I wonder if he ever even critically listened to the songs before practice. I will say this, though, on the songs that we do that every rock band in America plays (the obvious hits, etc.) he does a good job putting down a solid beat! But, if we try to do anything out of the ordinary, the critical breaks, tom hit accents, and bass drum aren't even close. The BL knows this, but I can tell you, this guy is IN THE BAND forever. In all other ways, this is the best band I've been in for a long time. Is this just a common thing with drummers? I can understand not learning the song beat-for-beat. That's not what I'm referring to. What I'm referring to is the drum parts that make THIS SONG, THIS SONG.