Hello TB, I searched for a thread on this because I thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss. Couldn't find anything....so here it goes. I have seen, at least it seems, hundreds of posts about drummers not being in time or the band not gelling well rhythmically. Anyways, our band plays with a metronome 100% of the time unless we are doing a jazz gig. This includes practices and even acoustic type gigs. A lot of times we don't have IEMs but our drummer will play with a click in one ear and listen to the band with the other. I do not understand why a band would not do this...especially if their drummer/band is struggling with time. Even then, I could be wrong, but it seems like most professional acts use clicks, it just makes the band feel and sound so much tighter. I guess if you are changing time signatures through the song often it might be hard to swing unless you have tracks for your songs...anyways does your band use them? Why or why not?