I joined a cover band about 2 months ago. This was an established band, although they hadn't gigged out yet. During the last two months, the drummer has been performing the majority of the singing duties. He's not very good, to say the least. It had always been my understanding that we would ultimately add a vocalist. A couple of days ago, we were contacted by a singer looking for a band. I've heard some of his work, and he's pretty good. In addition, he can play guitar and keyboards, which is always helpful. We set up an audition for Saturday. Here's where this gets tricky. The drummer has apparently gottn his panties in a wad. He sent an email this morning quitting the band. This caught the rest of us off guard. Reading between the lines, he is apparently upset that we are interviewing singers and trying to replace him. To take it further, he says that the ONLY reason he plays drums is to give him a chance to sing. Apparently, this guy is operating under the dillusion that he is a good singer. Now, this guy is a decent drummer, when he's not singing. When he is singing, he drums what he is singing. We had no intention of replacing him as a drummer. To make matters worse, we practice at his house, so if he quits we lose our practice place. I'm trying to reason with him, WITHOUT giving him the impression that we like his singing. I have talked to the other members of the band, and they all agree that we want him to stay, but we can't pass up the chance to get a quality vocalist. At the end of the day, if the vocals suck, the audience will assume that we suck. In my mind, if it comes down to "either I sing or I quit" then I would rather that he quits. So, while I thought I had a drummer that sings, it turns out that I have a singer that drums. If anybody has been in a similar situation, I would love to hear how you handled it.