So many of you may remember this firestorm of a thread: Bandleader Violated Rule One of Touring. Yoko Ono on the Road. Now What? | TalkBass.com We returned home from tour on Wednesday night, and as the other guys began uploading photos from Tour, particularly the bandleader, I couldn't help but notice that I wasn't in any of them. I thought I was the only person who noticed but a few friends mentioned it to me as well. Today at practice, during load-in, I get the bad news: I'm out. During tour they felt like I had a "bad attitude," particularly after the BL's wife showed up, and that there was a lot of "friction" between me and the other band members, particularly BL's wife (who's part of the band, remember?) - now according to the guys this wasn't JUST because of BL's wife but every example I was given of my "bad attitude" by all of the guys was directly related to something BL's wife had said or done to me that I found offensive or insulting (and I always said so). Apparently there just weren't any "bro moments" with me and I didn't feel like "part of the family" with the other four guys (plus one). No discussion, no argument, just a "thanks for quitting your job to come on tour with us, we are already training your replacement for all of our shows this month and next and we need you to tab out your lines for when we go to the studio next month" Very distressing because these guys were very good friends to me, or so I thought, and none of this stuff was brought up to me on tour. Also a bummer because another HUGE local band was looking for a bass player last week and I passed on the opportunity because I was with these guys for the long haul. At the same time, comforting because if this is how they do things then I really dodged a bullet. So uh, anyone in Portland need a bass player?