A few years ago, a friend and I started a band. Things have gone well until we recently hired a new drummer. He is a decent player but there are several problems that I, both guitarists and the lead singer have . First, is that he is faking a disability and collecting SSI. He does side work "under the table" and jokes about how he doesn't pay taxes, yet he is driving a $50,000 truck. Our lead singer has a disabled daughter and is from New York. He had relatives who were first responders to the attack so all of this really bothers him. I have also played benefits for the families who lost loved ones during the attacks, during which I met many of them and saw their pain first hand. The drummer also believes that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were staged by the U.S. government. He said a plane never hit the Pentagon and the people who were on that plane are being held in a secret location. Today, he said the CIA executed John Lennon because he was too popular. He claims Mark David Chapman was brain washed into carrying out the government's orders. He said Chapman was a "Manchurian Candidate". (If you don't know what it means, look it up). He also said Manchurian Candidate is the name of his new band. (That is not our name.) I am very uncomfortable being around this guy and so are several other band members. Problem is that we have gigs lined up the other person who runs the band with me doesn't want to make a changed solely on the drummer's political views. I disagree since the drummer posts these rants on his Facebook page and I feel it reflects badly on the band. Personally, I don't care what his views are but I don't want to hear about them at rehearsal. I'm also concerned about what he might say to people at gigs. I want to replace the drummer and am considering leaving the band if he stays. Curious what the TB community thinks. Thank you.