So, there was some talk of one of my last band reuniting. We broke up a few years ago, and I havent played live since. Ive since started a new band, with some family members. I am writing most of the material, and Id say with my cousin, about 1/2 in charge But basically, in this band, I am able to do the things that *I* want to do, and its fun. Rewind back to the old band. Now, we had quite a level of success. We had some radio play locally, a lot of write ups in the local rags, etc. We also did some minor touring as well. However, the bad part was the band leader was/is a raging, mean alcoholic. He is one of those "his way or the highway" kind of guys. He would belittle band members in front of the band. He would tell people their original songs werent any good, and we'd never play them. I barely got to play ANY of my originals tunes in the band (which were just as good, if not better than his in many cases). Also, most of the band were drinkers as well. Everyone fought, and it was always unpleasant. I was asked to do a gig with them, and that it would require me to rehearse 1 once a week with them for a couple months prior. I turned it down. Would any of you have done the same? I know this reunion would have been a success, but how can you walk back into the fire???