I'm in a four-piece alternative rock (hate that term but no other way of describing it) band, previously a 3-piece. I have always been lead vocals in my previous bands but in this one they had arleady written some songs prior to my arrival and being "the new guy" I did not want to overstep any boundaries. After a year together and a lineup change (The drummer/lead vocals became Rhythm guitar/lead vocals) I have started writing some songs and wish to sing them and become a co-vocalist. I have brought this up with the band and the drummer and lead vocalist are excited and cool with this, but the lead guitarist thinks the lead vocalist should sing my songs and that we should have only one vocalist because having two would be "strange". I promptly pointed out The Beatles and he said that "Lennon" was the lead vocalist, I pointed out that he did not know faecal matter about faecal matter, and he got pissy and pretty much said, "Dude we each have our roles, we're not lead vocalists you need to understand", but I refuse to have someone else sing songs I have pured my heart into. It;s not like I will dumb down my bass playing because of this, and besides I'm not going to be singing every song and this way the lead singer has a break and more time to focus on better guitar work and harmonising as opposed to just chords. What are your thoughts on this talkbass?