Communication, when, where did we lose the ability to do it? These threads keep popping up like: . My guitarist is too loud . My drummer get's too stoned at gigs . My guitar player doesn't practice . My singer talks too much between songs ETC....... Why don't you just SAY SOMETHING to them about it and try to get the "issue" resolved? Have we become so PC or such pussys that we can't say what we feel for risking hurting someone's feelings or damaging their fragile ego? In the never ending quest to make the band the best that it can be, members need to play their role. period! Choirs have Directors Orchestras have Conductors Football teams have Coaches Ships have Captains Armies have Generals ETC.... Why do they have these guys? to provide direction to individuals and have them perform effectively as a unit. What if the football coach didn't tell the receiver what pattern to run? What if the ships captain didn't tell the guy driving the boat what course to take? This direction is always given one way - through communication! Is there a member of your band "screwing things up" Just Tell them! A pretty simple but a seemingly foreign concept to musicians.