I have not quite seen this one, so sorry if some of these things have been discussed before. There is more than one issue here. I joined this band with a drummer I knew from a past group. He and I get along great and have developed a great groove the more we play together. The new guys we joined (guitar and singer) are real pot heads; 4 joints a practice (drummer and I drink beer, about 4 per five hour practice once a week). Its not my business to say who can consume what, as long as the rehearsals are productive. (And they are mostly). This band is the slowest for progress I have ever played in my 35 years of playing (age 47). We have been together for 6 months and only have 15 songs down. The last band I joined; I learned 32 in 3 weeks and pulled it off at a great hall party. Presently we have no gigs accept for my relatives birthday party in 2 weeks. (The guys say they are not ready at all and I say its a free gig/jam, not to worry). Well, 3 months ago the guitar player/sound man (he owns the PA and re-tweaks our sound every practice) asked us all to buy in ears, which we did and they are great. Then asked us all to pay him $50 (U$47) a month for the use of his basement and PA. I said we can play at my house for free. He does not agree, wants his stuff close. I say it costs me $40 a month to drive to his place. He says you can pay me 10, but you have to haul your stuff out every practice. I hope he was not serious. Then he wants to charge us each $50 for the summer vacation time when none of us where there for 4 weeks. I asked to discuss why we have to pay when we were not there and he yells I dont want to go there, its still full price and runs upstairs. I dont mind paying him a little for the inconvenience of having us, (maybe $20, what is reasonable?) but insisting we pay for not being there, not being mature to discuss it and we have no paying gigs anywhere close to our future. (the singers timing seems drug induced too) The drummer and I think we are done with these guys after the gig. Or should I suck it up. Again, what would you pay a guy to practice in his house?