One of our guitarists announced 2 weeks ago that he's moving with his family down to Nashville in May. The "other" guitarist in the band and I have been recommending that the band perform more "modern" covers (IE:80's-90's) for our audience, since requests for newer music was becoming more frequent. (Currently we are in the 60's-70's Dylanish Classic Rock.) Unbeknownst to me, the singer tried to peel off the guitarist and drummer and get another Bassist to go and do "his" music. And went so far as to arrange a "try-out" for said bassist on a rehearsal "off-night". Once I found out I did 2 things. 1: I backtracked to find out what the "other bandmates" musical desires were, and 2: asked them if they wanted to be in a "band" or be in his "backing band"? My reasons were that the guitarist who's leaving in May, shouldn't be subjected to "crap" by a juvenile member of the band, and we have paying shows to play between now and the time he leaves. One has to keep some harmony in the band to be the most professional onstage because the public doesn't care or need to know about our bands "problems". The other guitarist and myself have talked about this tom-foolery that's going on and have agreed on a musical direction to pursue, I talked to the drummer and gave him the option. But have since then secured a better drummer, so I really wish them well . So the singer and the drummer can go off and have their career. And I'll rock with the guitarist & new drummer and make lemonade out of the "lemony" situation. If the "singer" really wants to form a band, he ought to learn to do it from the ground up. Heck, I just put one together in 3 days on the phone. The real test for me now is to restrain myself from giving the singer a fresh 2002 MIA Precision sandwich in the next 7-10 weeks. I have not, and will not talk to the singer about this. Pray for me brothers, for my will shall be tested.