My band formed in January of last year. At the time, we wrote songs based on our guitarist tastes (Green Day-ish songs). After six months, we decided to call it quits because the songs we were writing just didn't have a great impact. We got together every so often to play a few covers, but nothing serious. Over this time, our guitarist's interests changed completely, and he now loves southern rock (allman brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd). My drummer and me started getting into the more modern metal music after going to a screamo concert. Now just a month ago, we got back together and decided to really be serious about the band. The problem is, we can't really decide what direction we want to head in. My guitarist suggests writing Red Hot Chili Pepper songs, which I have no objection to. Flea is great. But, my drummer, wants to head in the opposite direction. He wants to play the music that is currently popular in our school (bands like Atreyu, Atticus). I really like playing this music, and I agree that we should head in that direction. With an upcoming gig this saturday and three band practices this week, we need to start writing again. The people attending the gig on Saturday will be into the more modern music. I'm stuck. I don't know which direction to turn in. We are all really good friends and would play together even if one of us liked techno, one metal, and one be-bop. We just don't know in what direction to turn the band in. What would you guys do?