Original thread... http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f67/lead-singer-addicted-karaoke-771083/ So, it's official... my singer is now out of the band. This is true story, so brace yourselves. My singer truly needs counseling or something. So he dragged me to karaoke last night.... Many of you agreed with me that the guy obviously has issues. Others believed that somehow the band simply wasn't giving him what he needed. So this story should clear up any confusion. My singer got up onstage and sang a Roy Orbison song, "You Got It". He did great. Everyone applauded. Well, this older guy got up there next and did "Pretty Woman" by Roy. During this song, a group of old cougars got up and started dancing in front of the karaoke stage, and the people in the crowd, after the song, REALLY went nuts applauding this guy. My singer slammed his fist into the table, and let out a chain of expletives. I told him, "CALM DOWN, DUDE... THIS IS KARAOKE... NOT A DAMN COMPETITION". I also told him, use this energy and talent you have to make our BAND a success. He then looked at me and said, "this is my stage.... I get more out of karaoke than I ever did playing in bands". This is a TOTALLY ludicrous statement considering my singer had a great deal of success in several popular bands in the 90s and early 00s. I honestly think dude has lost his mind. So next... my singer puts in "Mean Woman Blues" by Roy Orbison. He gets on the karaoke mic before the song starts and says, "I see we got alot of singers in the house who think they can pull of Roy Orbison.... well, sit back.. and I am going to show you ALL how Roy Orbison is done". I sat there and wanted to die. During the song, he said on the mic, "cmon... lets see some dancers"... the OTHER Roy Orbison singer guy gets out there, and immediately, the ladies ALL swarm this guy. Now, this guy was about 55... and looked like Kenny Rogers, and was dressed in tight jeans and a button down dress shirt and gold chain. The ladies were all grinding on this guy like he was a celeb or something. After the song, my singer leaps off the stage, and gets right in this guy's face and says, "WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO STEAL MY SPOTLIGHT" and shoves the guy. The bouncers immediately broke it up, and my buddy got thrown out. I left his ass there, and dropped off our other bandmate. His ass is FIRED immediately as of then. So anyone who thought the problem was anything besides my singer being a lunatic.... think again. Anyway, I will sing lead vocals from here on out, as I was singing half of the songs anyhow. I spoke to a female friend of mine tonight who is a great singer, and asked her to join. She is very professional and jumped at this chance. This way, we can incorporate some female covers into our country sets (Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn, etc.). You know, as much as this has been a huge ordeal with the singer, I am SO done with him in a musical sense. I am moving forward with the rest of the band, and his ass can stay at karaoke as far as I am concerned. He might be family, but he is a LUNATIC.