And I have no clue why!
Some of you saw this story- http://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/...tml#post794887
If ya didn't, the drummer pulled some really stupid shit for no reason and it got him kicked out of the band.
So I get home from Massachusetts Sunday evening and send the bassist and guitarist a text saying I'm home and will be ready to track vocals this week to finish off the full length record we've been working on. I sent several texts to the guitarist over vacation and never got a single reply, which was odd.
Come to find out, he started jamming with the recently booted drummer while I was gone and told our bassist "Brian (drummer) is back in, Drew can leave if he wants." I had to find that out through the bass player, who is not thrilled about the idea of Brian being in the band.
So I send the guitarist a text saying, "Heard Brian's back in the band. As long as he has no problems with me being in another band and he doesn't trash my belongings for no reason again, I'm fine with it.".....no reply...
Then this morning-
"Hey Drew. Going to keep this simple. One guitarist and we are trying out new singers. Shannon is coming in to try stuff out."
Shannon is the former singer who I replaced....well, he's a screamer....and not a consistent one.
No explanation why I'm out, that was it. My bassist didn't even know. I've been friends with the bassist for 10+ years. We're pretty close and he's rather pissed and most likely leaving as a result. He's going to call me later to let me know why I was booted.
Maybe I was too hands on, had too much to contribute, I dunno. The other guitarist would come in with a riff he'd spent a week working on and I'd take it and write a song around it in an hour or so. I'm not pushy or demanding, I prefer everyone contributes equally and expect it. Christ, I'm the most laid back fuckin' musician I've ever known of!
They used to thank me after every practice for being in the band, I eventually asked them to stop because it felt silly. I was happy to be playing in the band, never got the idea I was doing anyone a favor.
This might come off as cocky, but I'm fuckin' DYING to hear the vocal audition tapes. The bassist said he'll send them to me if he sticks around long enough to be a part of it. I don't know if they're going to try to keep my vocal parts for the songs, but if they do, good luck to them. I know what the old singer guy is capable of, and...fuck it, here's an example-
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwFoj8KjpzU]Edge Of Anger - The Time - YouTube[/VIDEO]
And my version of the same song-
I'm fine with it all though, I'm in a new band that has it's shit together and is much more appealing to me. Just been all morning since I got the text.
Fuckin' bands, man!
That sucks man at least you have another band your happy with.