I've been with these guys since mid July. 2 guitarist/singers, drums, bass, KB and lead singer. Pretty good band, wide variety of music played well, I've played 1 show with these guys and we have another show this Saturday. The band has decided, at the KB players insistence to replace the lead guitar player. They will let him know sometime after the show. Initially we all tried to talk the KB player out of this, but eventually we all relented. I think I was the last to give in when finally I was asked, not that it would have changed their minds if I would quit the band if he was replaced. I told them I would not quit if they replaced him. They main complaint is his guitar tone and KB doesn't like the way he sings one of his songs. His sings lead on about 3 songs per set and backing vocals on a lot of the others. For the most part he sings and plays these songs very well - his tone could use a little less overdrive and distortion, but .... Anyway the guy they are replacing him with is a friend of the KB player. We actually have 2 shows lined up with the new guitar player already. We did jam with him once and he is a very good guitar player but no vocals. Plus he's one of these guys in multiple bands and will not rehearse but will play shows if his schedule allows. As to be expected during the jam we played well but we played generic version of the songs - not really starting or stopping together and not really playing the changes and such. Sorry for the long post, I'm just ranting here as I'm concerned with the treatment of the guitar player and concerned about losing 10 good songs and having a mercenary on lead guitar that will not be regularly rehearsing with us. I guess I'm also felling bad for letting them do this to the guitar player. We're not kids, mid 40s, 50s and early 60s and this a mostly for fun band, play out once a month or so I'm not sure what the upside is. If I didn't like the lead singer and the drummer in this band so much I would leave after the show this Saturday as well.