so i'm in this ska-punk band and for a long time there's been tension between me and our vocalist/guitarist that's really been bugging me. It basically boils down to him being upset at me for "not playing like a bassist" (i.e. not playing only roots or exclusively on the E string). He's really stubborn about "his" songs and tries to limit everyone else's creative control on them. This kind of thing has been going on for a while, but lately every rehearsal has devolved into him telling me that i'm playing the song wrong, followed by his attempts to tell me what he thinks is right/ a heated argument that eventually involves the entire band. There are plenty of good times in this band, but recently my relationship with the vocalist has made it much less enjoyable for me, and my bandmates can't enjoy it either. I recently found out from our trumpet player (a good friend of mine) that at a rehearsal that I hadn't arrived at yet our vocalist proposed that I should get kicked out of the band. Our horn players convinced him otherwise, essentially saying that the band would go to hell if i was kicked out. In summary: My singer switches between loving and hating my playing on a daily basis, and yells at me at every rehearsal without ever giving a concrete explanation of what is "good" The drummer agrees with me that the vocalist is stubborn and overly aggressive, but will likely side with him if he decides to fire me. the horn players are on my side, and have told me they will leave if i get fired. I don't want to leave the band, but I would like to address the vocalist about his attitude. I'm really looking for new methods of talking to him about the problem and how to resolve the dispute. Sorry about the long post, but I felt like I should explain the entire situation. Thanks guys.