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larryguitar19
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Jan 23rd, 2019 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had band break up over the most ridiculous of all reasons. The bass player announces he has to quit because his wife wants him to spend more time with her on the weekends.

So this guy actually quit the band to spend time with his family. Geez. I don't understand people's priorities.

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Jan 23rd, 2019 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Now THAT is funny!

Musicians are so fickle and unreliable; you can't get many of them them to commit to being in a band :o)

gdw3

LA-la-land, CA

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Jan 25th, 2019 06:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Why not just re-form without the bad singer?

Ayns
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Jan 25th, 2019 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Our drummer, (and my friend for about 40 years) has just left the band to spend more time with his wife.

It wasn't his choice :-(

Or hers :-(

walshb
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Jan 26th, 2019 05:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Why not just re-form without the bad singer?"

The bad singer is the bass player's girlfriend, so those two are inseparable. The bass player also apparently owns the drum set the drummer was using; he doesn't have his own drum set. Still considering doing something with the good singer and a different bass and drummer. But, it's a long shot because of the driving distance between us, also. It's always something!!!

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Jan 26th, 2019 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ayns, RIP drummer!

Ayns
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England's Sloppiest Guitarist
Jan 26th, 2019 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hi Pegoo,

Yeah, he got sacked by email. He wasn't the greatest drummer in the world, but it sucks.

He's still pretty upset.

greg1948
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Jan 27th, 2019 05:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

So when you're older, more mature, you overlook all the pettiness and bs, right? NOT! The band I joined 6 months ago is about to fire the drummer, partly because he sucks, but mostly because of some nonsense that his wife was saying about the bandleader/bassist. Each one bitches to me about the other, but don't seem to talk to each other. Real mature behavior!

walshb
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Jan 30th, 2019 07:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

There was too much of that going on in this last band, also! "Why can't we all just get along!?" Lol


wborys
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Robbinsville, NJ

what do you mean the bass is too loud?
Jan 31st, 2019 08:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

My friend J was in a band organized by a drummer, who ended up being a real tool personally, and started stepping on my buddy's feet getting gigs, to the point where he cost them a gig by trying to renegotiate the agreed price.

So J quit, along with the rest of the band. They found another drummer, and reformed with a new name, and brought back his moderately successful following.

A couple of months later, the guitar player started to get a 'star' complex. So again, good buddy and hand-picked band members quit the group, reforming again, with a new name.

It seems J did not like confrontations, so went passive aggressive instead.

I wonder what the Beatles would have called themselves if they broke up the band, and re-formed with Ringo instead of Pete...

walshb
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Feb 2nd, 2019 05:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Why not just re-form without the bad singer?"

Well, as it turns out, this is sort of happening. Long story, but when I started with this band, they had 2 drummers that took turns playing certain songs. One drummer left (partly because of the female singer) when he got an offer to play with another band.
That band didn't work out, so now we're going to try it with this drummer, the great male singer, myself, and a bass player that I know is very good because I'm in a band with him. Our first practice will be next Saturday, looking forward to being in two bands) now that I'm retired and seem to have plenty of time!


Leftee
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Toxic Humility
Feb 2nd, 2019 07:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Plenty of time and Marshalls.

Just sayin'

alnico357

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Feb 3rd, 2019 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

A singer that has to use Auto Tune is by definition not a singer.

walshb
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Feb 4th, 2019 06:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Plenty of time and Marshalls." Yes, I think 2 will suffice. ;)

"A singer that has to use Auto Tune is by definition not a singer."

We all thought the same thing, I kinda wish I hadn't spent so much time with that band, but then again, it resulted in meeting some new musicians and it may result in a better band, in the long run.




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May 20th, 2019 07:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

"The bass player announces he has to quit because his wife wants him to spend more time with her on the weekends."

I thought that the whole point of being in a band is to get away from the wife?

Timmer
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Jun 24th, 2019 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

No, that's what golf is for.

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 24th, 2019 04:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

The grass is always greener.

Rick Knight
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Jun 25th, 2019 06:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

"a band organized by a drummer"

In my experience, that phrase is a red flag.

BbendFender
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Jul 22nd, 2019 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

I hope this next band is lots of fun and that you stick together, if you are enjoying it.

I've been fortunate not to have been in a whole string of bands. I'm almost 70 and have been playing in bands since age 26. I don't think I've been in over 10 bands during that entire 45 years.

Man, a singer who can't sing without autotuned! Not sure I could stick with that.

walshb
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Jul 22nd, 2019 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I hope this next band is lots of fun and that you stick together, if you are enjoying it."

Thanks BbendFender! It was going along really well, until the drummer's mother got some sort of fast spreading cancer, and he said he had to quit the band to take care of her. We practiced at his house, so that band fell apart.

I've only been in a couple of what I consider to be good bands over the years. Fortunately, I'm still in one, possibly the best.


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