How To Solve Band Problems, And When To Quit

Suppose you've got the top band in your locality. Suppose people love your music. Suppose your band members don't like each other...

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"You selfless pu*sy", were the last words heard from my bassist to my drummer. I couldn't believe it. We were like brothers a week ago. And we were the top band in our school, and at 15 and 16, we were playing at 4 clubs. I was the front man of our band, and was doing practically everything. So why was my band fighting? They were all fine with me, but with the rest of the guys, they were like dogs fighting over a bone. So what must I or anyone in this position do? Read along.

  • If You're Not The Frontman, And Are In The Fight

    You are in the fight. But you don't want any fight. So, first, try talking to everyone at the same time. Talking to one at a time would cause much more trouble, believe me. Ask why everyone is fighting. Whatever the reason, try working it out yourself. Telling others what to do would be useless.

  • If You Are The Frontman, And Aren't In The Fight

    Your band members are all happy with you. They all say,'Let's get these guys and start our own band'. Don't ever agree to one guy whom you think is your best friend from the band. You'll lose your instruments and maybe your bones too. What you must do is act as if you quit the band, saying 'I'll come back after the fight is over'. Now if they all want you, the fight is over.

  • You Cause The Fight And Now Want To Get Out Of It

    If you ever start the fight, but think it wasn't worth it, do this. First of all, tell the guys about the money they'll all get if they stick together. Then tell about some bands like Limp Bizkit who started out as small ones, and became one of the best rockers ever. Tell them about them being like Limp Bizkit.You can use these points above in any fight actually.

  • You Are Bored Of The Band, And Want To Quit

    You desperately want to quit the band.Maybe because of studies or you are simply bored. But you know you leaving the band will cause chaos and you might ruin your life and your band members too. So, first, if your band members are of same age as you, tell them about higher studies. To make their life before they set out for fame and fortune. Also tell them about troubles faced by young bands and artists. If in right senses,they'll agree to what you say.

  • You Dont Want To Quit, But You Are Forced To

    Quit the band. Stretching luck too far can cause it break. Staying with the band may just be for the name. Whatever the reason of why you are forced to leave, there is no need to say I'll try harder. As for band members, you can get a lot of them in the progression of life.

  • You Want Someone Out Of Your Band

    Dont say it directly. You will get in physical fight. Suppose he is your bassist. Tell him he doesn't fit in the music they were going into. If the other band members are with you, no problem. Or tell the guy he is better in something other than bass guitar. It'll work.

    So these were some ways to work on band problems. These are all simple ways. No sweat. If you have any other ideas, post them in the comments area.

  • 36 comments sorted by best / new / date

      GergleRock86
      Jesus Christ! Limp Bizkit was just an example you bunch of ***in idiots. I'm sick of people critisizing some one when they write an article and the example pisses them off. Think of some other example if you don't like it. That or cram it up your ass!
      cannonball_900
      thanks chet...and all you guys...maybe all of us dont like limp bizkit now, with wes borland out...but, earlier with wes, i bet most of you liked them...it would be a lie if you said they sucked from day 1...
      razorkiss
      YOU ARE A FUCKIN SELLOUT WHORE. WHY IN THE HELL WOULD ANY ONE WANT TO BE LIKE LIMP DICKSHIT! THIS IS THE WORST "ART"ICLE EVER. YOUR ASS SHOULD BE SHOT YOU SIR ARE A FUCKIN GREED ARTLESS WHORE
      flank82
      LOL @ RAZORKISS YOU GUYS ARE GREAT.... BUT LIMP BIZKIT DOES SUCK YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID SOME ONE LIKE..... AH WHO GIVES A FUCK.
      the fendernator
      just smash the bassist's bass over his head and tell him to f off. oh and a reminder to cannonball_900, limp bizkit are not the bom oky theyre sh*t
      Amy
      YOUR ARTICLE HELPED A LOT!! AFTER I LET MY BAND READ THIS THEY LAUGHED AND SAID "What queef wrote this bullshit?" Limp Bizkit, hahaha." FROM THEN WE ALL GOT ALONG AND DECIDED TO NEVER BE LIKE limp bizkit.
      Em0-Guitarist
      im sorry but limp bizkit is gay,i think you shoulda used some other example of a band that started off small and became "big" but limp bizkit...come on now...u got everyone all fired up lol
      numnuts
      "If you ever start the fight, but think it wasn't worth it, do this. First of all, tell the guys about the money they'll all get if they stick together. Then tell about some bands like Limp Bizkit who started out as small ones, and became one of the best rockers ever. Tell them about them being like Limp Bizkit.You can use these points above in any fight actually." first of all, bein in a band isnt all about money, its a perk to the job but not the best part. second of all limp bizkit blows i dont think thats a good way to win or settle an argument by saying "lets be like limp bizkit"
      XQuickDeathX
      One, Limp bizkit has to be one of the worst bands in the entire damn world. Two, if you get bored with your band then your doing something wrong. If you want music to be your life you have to dedicate everything to it. You can't worry constantly about everything else, dive in head first and never look back, Trust me it works.
      Bong Water
      mate id hope that the ideas behind most people getting into bands is far from money... in australia, roughly 1% of all artists actually earn money for playing. There's no point being in a band that's just there for the money, cause chances are the money isn't gonna jump through your window one day during practise. Forget the money. Enjoy being in a band, let the music live through you. If the whole reason you're band is staying together is cause one day theres a chance youll strike it lucky and start earning truckloads of cash, you're not gonna last and you might as well finish up until you can redefine your motives, intentions and inspirations for being in a band.
      Panthergurl
      mate u shuda used a diff example than limp bizkit bcos sayin that to your band will probably make them kick u out for bein a tad touched in the head. mayb try using green day as an example, that way no1 will have even touched on ur article and just shit all over green day, as they always do. btw i love green day, and i was just surprised not to find sum spammer on here sayin green day sucks. but now ive mentioned it and i suppose the avalanche will continue.
      cannonball_900
      ok..im sorry..what i meant to write in the first sentece was 'selfish' not selfless...one thing i'd like to say to livingsacrifice..hey man..did i ever mention anything about my playing and me being lazy to pick an instrument up?try going through what ive gone through...and if you cant,try sacrificing yourself to a b*tch.
      livingsacrifice
      I'm sorry, but this kid is just another whiny frontman who was too lazy to pick up an instrument and play. The real talent in the band are the people who back u up with music. This guy won't go far if he can't realize that he doesn't know everything....and he can be as easilly replaced as anyone else in the band.
      Sneft
      "You selfless pu*sy", I thought being selfless was a good thing?
      FlyingFuc!<
      what if u think ur band's going nowhere and you don't know how to hurry it along?
      J Dub
      Limp Bizkit is a prototype for good ban cohesiveness? Then why did Wes Borland leave?
      frigginjerk
      this needed a few more drafts man. i think if you had expanded on your scenarios, and explained a little deeper, it would have been a much better read.
      Mikkel
      shut up moaning, idiot, these people are musicians not proffesional artice writers
      Geldof the Grey
      boring... You just listed a bunch of way to stop having fights, it doesn't really relate to a guitar player directly.
      blinkguitarist5
      all the people who say, "if you're in it for the money, then you're sellouts" why the hell do people start bands anyways???? for the gigs, chicks, record label, of course for the fun of it, and guess what else...MONEY!
      frigginjerk
      ^ yeah, how many people would be full-time musicians if you didn't make enough money to eat?
      n_punx
      money is important. i m not saying it is more important than the music tho. its like saying 'money wont bring happiness'. try stripping someone, take all his money and drop him somewhere in the amazon jungle. u'll see how important money is. plus, u need money to cover up the cost of things. your guitar and amps arent free, are they???
      endywendy
      selfless = altruistic = caring. "selfless pussy"? ummmm...hmmmmm ...what does that mean..
      Panthergurl
      and guys stop givin him shit, he gave writing a go, he was brave enuf to post it on here ready for the vultures to attack him, so give him credit for that. hes just sayin his ideas and tryna help others, rather than trashing and demoralizing others. altho u shuda checked the selfless thing :p