I have been in this coverband for almost 8 months. We play between 5-8 nights per month (mostly weekends) but are having trouble getting a following again. I mean again because this group has been around for almost 15+ years and used to be one of the top groups and top payed in my area. The group has gone through numerous member changes (I'm their 6th bass player) and the drummer being the longest running member of 10 years took over the band name and continued to perform. We play mostly modern hard rock/metal with a few 80's and college rock. All the club owners and people who see the band (bar regulars) say we are an excellent sounding and enteraining band but for some reason just can't get those people to follow us to other clubs. There are many bands like us and a few have been around just as long as we have but will pack every place they play. We are friendly, outgoing, professional, and funny but just can't get people to come and see us. We advertise in the local music paper and the bar does their own advertising. I do know one thing that people say and that is our drummer is old, stoned, and stuck in the 80's. Also the band has a tainted past but none of those members other then the drummer are in this group. What advise can someone give? Should we boot the drummer and start over? Or should we form a new group with a different name and drummer and take over the shows that are booked till the end of the year?