Cover Band Soap Opera: Drummer Quits; New Drummer Joins Band Version 2.0

It was a long time coming, but our drummer has finally given his official resignation and left the band.  The guy was burnt out on playing covers for some time and it was only a question of when. 

It all kinda came to a head a few weeks ago at a show.  It was 2 a.m. and we ended the show with “Zombie” by The Cranberries, as we always do.  The crowd started yelling for an encore, so we were set to oblige, naturally.  But the drummer just got up and refused to play an encore.  This is a guy, who, when he’s made up his mind, he’s made up his mind, know what I mean?  So he and the lead singer get into another shouting match onstage all about this encore debacle.  At that point, we realized it was over.  Sigh.

BUT – the good news is: We have signed New Drummer, who looks to be very cool.  We put an ad out on Craigslist and got about 20 inquiries.  We interviewed five personally (jamming with them) and ended up going with a guy who had very little gear or contacts, but he was just a great guy who seemed easy to get along with and into our rock cover style of music.  We’ll see how the whole thing goes.  I will keep ya posted. 

The lead singer and I at a show.

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