For two years, we have been playing together as a band. The singer/rhythm dude, the drummer and I are super tight. Our chemistry is awesome. We read changes well, we improv well, we rock... The lead guitarist (who the band's named after... sort of) is absolutely hands down one of the worst, most tone deaf players in the world. His technical skills are horrid, his ability to shut the #### up when we need him to is non-existent, he fits in our band like Kenny G in Cannibal Corpse. So the time has come, we have to fire a man who is a friend, not just a bandmate. The band is the only thing in his sad life... he tries to use it as a pickup line for girls way out of his league. Has anyone had to do this? How should we go about it? We are prepared, we just need to settle details so nothing gets broken, no one gets humiliated. I need tips and tactics.