Hi. To clarify, I'm not in a "band" but I have been jamming with the same individuals for almost 2 years now. It's been weekly and we just jam in drummer's basement. There have been slight ambitions to perhaps to open-mike stuff but nothing has come of that thus far. Before I started jamming there, I have never met the drummer or rhythm guitarist before and only know them from jamming there. The lead guitarist, however, is my best friend for almost 20 years. For a while now, I have been pretty bored of jamming with them because the majority of them want to jam on stuff that I really have no interest in at all. Most of the time, it's usually either AC/DC or blues-based stuff, which I am getting really sick of. In a band, majority normally rules and they all seem to have the same tastes in music but mine are pretty different for the most part. The other thing too is that with covers, they tend to be lazy as far as playing a whole song and it's different parts. The rhythm guitarist tends to just play a riff from a verse or chorus and that's it. Over and over again. The drummer doesn't care since he just wants to play and can do all kinds of things with that riff. The lead guitarist just solos all over the place on it. I can change up bass lines once in a while but still, it gets boring and unfulfilling at times. We don't have a proper vocalist or anything, which is why we can get away with this. Also, the drummer's house is in a town 45 minutes from where I live and highway driving in the winter can be s***tty. All three of them live in that town. I actually put up an ad on a classifieds site looking for people to jam with in my own local area and have gotten some really interesting responses. Some who have much more in common with my own musical tastes and styles and are also a little more professional too. If I hit it off with any of these people, I am looking to no longer jam with the current people I jam with, at least not on a weekly basis like I have been. I can't help but be concerned about upsetting my best friend though, since I know he might take it personally and possibly resent me for it, at least a little, since he's always excited to jam and always wants to ensure that I make it to our jam sessions. I don't want this to cause a strain on our friendship. I guess if I was a bachelor, I could and would swing jamming with both groups but honestly, I'd rather not. At least not on a full-time basis. For anyone who knows what I'm talking about, what's the best/nicest/tactful way I can break it off with my current jammates and minimize any hard feelings/resentment? I know, it feels like I'm asking how do I break up with my girlfriend in the best way. LOL Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.