I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest... A year or two ago a singer guitarist came to me to start an original hard rock band. I brought in my friend who is a drummer, he brought in a guy that he knew for the lead guitar spot. The lead guitar player he brought in was a 80's style shredder that looked the part, even though he was only in his late 20's. The guy was mostly great on stage, long hair- goes nuts, even smashed a guitar, and took a girl into the bathroom a one gig...living the rock and roll lifestyle. The problem- he always was living the rock and roll lifestyle. He lived at home, no job, no car, never put in $ for anything... and he would drink all the beer as fast as he could, get wasted, and then would crank his amp at practice and never shut up. A few talks a couple of blow ups and nothing changed. Then.. he went to Hawaii and isn't coming back. We played last night with a good friend/great guitar player last night and he fit perfectly! Sounded great and he already knows and is friends with the rest of the band. We actually could stop and talk between songs- it was amazing how much one bad fit can ruin a band. I was so stoked I couldn't even sleep last night after practice.