Well, to start, my band has had our fair share of issues, but nothing as bad as this one that has come up. We tried out a few drummers, and we finally decided on one. He's picked up the songs quick, quick enough to the point that we're finally going to record. Well, shortly after his try out, hes been showing up late to practice. This wouldnt be an issue, but he has a habit of not answering or returning phone calls/texts. Its like this, we will set up practice for 2, he wont get ahold of anyone til 5,6,7 that night and then want to jam. He always has an excuse why hes late or why he doesnt answer his phone. Now, hes either very unlucky, or just doesnt want to be in the band or practice. It just seems like he's testing how dumb we are or something. Some of his excuses are out there. And this has happend for 8 or so practices. We'll set 4 days in advance for when we're gonna jam, hes cool with it. Ill call/text him the day before just to make sure we're all on the same page, hes still down. The day of, not a single word till super late. Now, about two weeks ago, he called me wanting to pick up his drum set to sell to someone. He shows up at the jam space with some dude I've never met and he plays the drums for the guy, the guy says, "ok ill take it". He never touched the set, but i guess he was ok with how it sounded. To me, this sounded kinda fishy, kinda like "he's quiting without actually saying anything". So i kinda over look it because he stays in contact. Well, he shows up to practice with the same set and said the guy didnt have enough money to buy it. Ok, we once again, over look everything, but keep in mind, they both showed up to the jam space so the guy could buy it, and so the drummer could demo it. Now, a few days ago, he said the guy finally has the money, and he comes and picks up the set AGAIN because the guy has all the money for the set. So he takes it, cool, we're all cool with it as long as he gets another set because we have to record soon. Well, about 5 days later, still no kit, very MINOR communication with him. So we were supposed to jam Monday, didn't happen, Tuesday didn't happen, and today, you guessed it, didn't happen. He claims every set he went to check out wasnt as described. Understandable, but I found him a new set for 50% of the price brand new, and he has yet to get back to me on it. Now, I don't know if we're acting to hastily, but we're fed up with his lack of communication. We've talked to him 3 times now about staying in contact when he knows he wont be able to jam. But, there's always an excuse and its getting old I'm sorry for the winded comment, but I had to vent and I'm sure most of you have gone through something like this sometime in your life. What would you do? Believe him when he tells your the excuses? Keep working with him? Kick him to the curb? Any input would help ease my mind at this point.