I need to rant about my now ex drummer. I was in a three piece band and things were going okay. We were playing original music and playing regular shows. But the drummer was a weak link. His personality was brash and his timing was terrible. There was a negative energy round the practices and shows. I tried to ignore it and make the best of things but it got worse over time. He started arguing about small things at practice. I wrote the songs and would send rough drafts of them to the rest of the band. The drummer would demand to be sent completed versions but I explained that sometimes we would need to add an extra bar after a chorus depending on how the vocal melody worked with the rest of the song. My point was that we needed to be flexible but he refused. He demanded the songs be finished before we met and would refuse to add an extra bar at practice even if it made the song sound better. He also argued over changing some parts of songs to make them sound better. He refused to even try. Keep in mind these are original songs. In the end, he had to go. It wasn't worth the hassle. But the kicker is that the bassist and him are friends from way back, so the bassist left too. The bassist says he might be up for rejoining in a couple of months, once things have cooled down. So I'm going to go back to jamming with my old drummer buddy. Unfortunately bassists are hard to find around these parts so we may have to try the two piece route. Anyway, thanks for letting me rant.