I have recently joined a band that labels itself "Country Rock". For a little insight.. I come from a funk and R & B background but i had no problem in entertaining an audition with these guys. We did two unplugged rehersals one for music and one for vocals. They do a lot of Eagles, Byrds, Jackson Brown and straight up country like Alen Jackson, Dwight Yocum etc. Also a couple classic rock tunes but not many, which suits me fine. It sounded great and they were delighted to make me an offer. I felt really good about joining. Meanwhile i had their song list and had been shedding heavily on all the material, 60 plus songs with harmonies on 90 % of them, so i have a pretty good feel for what makes each song tic. First full band rehersal was a bit of a letdown mainly do to the drummer. He wasn't playing the beats as i had learned them (like the recordings) He wore ear plugs and was loud. But the conflict rythmically is my main concern. It sounded to me like he doesn't listen to the tunes or care too. Case in point...We were attempting the Allman Bros. Midnight Rider which has a subtle feel to it and it was ****ing rediculous! I mentioned that he might just want to play 1-3 on the kick drum, 2-4 on the snare and 1/16ths on the hi-hat. Simple enough and would work. He couldn't do it!!! I was flabergasted.....Of course he got embarrassed and angry. These guys know i'm a stickler for detail and said they welcomed that to the band. They were tired of the "it's good enough" mentality. Well here i am. I like the band overall...but this is going to be an issue. Short of leaving the band, any ideas on how to procede in a tactfull manor? Anyone else experience this?