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#1
Ok, so here's the problem. My band, which consists of me, my brother, and my cousin is run by my uncle. He lets us use his shed, which has a drumset, amps, a ****load of other stuff, and a midi pedal with a BUNCH of effects. He won't let me use any of it, so i have to carry my amp, guitar, and pedals over there every time we practice. And i cant drive, so i have to carry it about 50 yards by hand. Also, i have to carry my brother's bass and bass amp. My cousin thinks he's in charge of the whole band because his dad has this shed. So, i bring up some songs i want to play. I suggest Cemetery Gates. Drummer(cousin) says "nope" so end of discussion, we're not playing it. I try something different. I suggest One by Metallica. "Nope." So thats two of my songs shot down for no reason. I ask why he wont play it and he says "I'm not playing any of that stupid old metal bull****, and that's the end of it" I feel like breaking his neck right now, so i ask what HE wants to play. He says stuff like 3 Days Grace, 3 Doors Down. I say "well, i dont really like that genre, can we play some of my stuff?" He says nope and walks out. So, i'm waiting in the shed playing my guitar. He went and got his dad. His dad said we have to play each other's stuff. I tell him what his son's been telling me. He says we have to agree on some stuff. My cousin agrees to play some of my lightest stuff. So, a few days later we all get together, uncle included and i ask about some pantera, Metallica, and AC/DC. My uncle says no to all those. He said pantera is something no one wants to hear, metallica is too hard(bull****) and that no one could sing like AC/DC. So my cousin asks about some of these mainstream faggy bands and my uncle says we can play them all. I've tried quitting before, but as soon as i do, they go complain and my uncle comes back and says im being a bitch about it and i have to be simple. So i tell my band that i'll play lighter stuff with them and form a band with some of my metalhead friends for heavy stuff. So i get a call from my drummer and he says im a stupid fucker and that i'm either going to be in his band or none. So i tell him to shut up, and i hang up.

Should i quit for good? Rough it out with assbags?
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#3
*Long wall of text scores a critical hit for 989635648 damage!*
*You die.*

EDIT: Ok I just read it. You need to leave. For good.
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dont post then

id leave, they cant be great musicians if they are unwilling to branch out and try other genres other than their own. how else do you expand and learn
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#8
Get out of there.
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#10
bandleading forum, ho

and quit, also.

i would fo sho.


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#11
Just quit. Don't be in a band that you hate. easy as that. Tell your cousin and uncle to find someone else, you dont need that shiite
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#12
Tell them to **** off. Why are you putting up with this?
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#15
Drop the band. There is enough ****ty things in life you have to put up with. You can choose to be in a band with people you like.
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#16
Leave, that's just pure idiocy. Music should be fun, you're obviously in the wrong band. Go find some real musicians!
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#17
Your taking this way to seriously for a cover band...
I say quit and find some guys to jam with who have similar music taste
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#18
Quote by TheHereAway
dont post then

id leave, they cant be great musicians if they are unwilling to branch out and try other genres other than their own. how else do you expand and learn

I was just trying to irritate the TS because he specifically said not to post that.

Just leave the band, it's not going in the same direction that you are.
It's not like you need the equipment (he doesn't let you use it).
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#19
quit for good. who cares if your uncle and your cousin think you're a douche. its really ****ty of them to try and make you play something. if they think metallica is too hard and pantera is something nobody wants to hear(which i don't understand, being from the same city as them) then say **** it to them. what's your uncle gonna do?

my drummer is in 2 bands, and i have no problem. so find another band. please.
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#20
quit. there's no reason to be in that band at all. this is a no brainer.
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#23
Quote by Miggy01
I was just trying to irritate the TS because he specifically said not to post that.

Just leave the band, it's not going in the same direction that you are.
It's not like you need the equipment (he doesn't let you use it).


oh sorry, i thought "tl;dr" was just gibberish i didnt understand it
#24
sounds like u need a new drummer. Or compromise. I dont think a drummer should have that much say in what u guys play, unless he cant play the songs. Then i think he needs to practice and get better. The only thing ur uncle is doing for u is providing a practice space. so unless u cant find a new practice space or new drummer, u and ur brother are better off with some1 who has similar music tastes.
#25
Find another band and quit the family ****
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#26
I'd quit, or talk to them
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#27
quit the band for good. Mind if i ask what "tl;dr" is?
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#29
Quit, leave, it's definitely not worth it.

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#30
I don't see anything good coming from compromising yourself and your music just to play with other people. If they're not open to your music, they aren't worth it. It's not like you're really missing anything, right? Yeah, he's your cousin and whatever, and you gotta respect family, but that doesn't mean you need to kiss his ass. Tell him that it's not worth the trouble, and that it's best if you just stayed with your own music.
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#31
Oh and another thing, we decided to write an original song. We had the whole thing worked out except for lyrics. My cousin, who is also lead singer while playing drums, said the song is going to be about a girl. I said why do that when we could have a storyline like Dream Theater's "Finally Free" he said the song was going to be about a girl because he wanted it to be. Also, i wanted to play Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. He agreed, and i offered to sing it, because his voice wouldnt really fit it. He told me hell no, i have enough attention because i'm lead guitarist, he wanted attention.
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#32
Well...to be fair, you're both pretty much in the wrong. You've discarded his ideas just as easily as he's discarded yours. Work it out, or leave. Whichever.

A band is about compromise. So learn to. Or actually play some originals instead.
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Oh and another thing, we decided to write an original song. We had the whole thing worked out except for lyrics. My cousin, who is also lead singer while playing drums, said the song is going to be about a girl. I said why do that when we could have a storyline like Dream Theater's "Finally Free" he said the song was going to be about a girl because he wanted it to be. Also, i wanted to play Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. He agreed, and i offered to sing it, because his voice wouldnt really fit it. He told me hell no, i have enough attention because i'm lead guitarist, he wanted attention.


Oh for gods sake, grow up. If you want a song to be like another song, cover it. He obviously feels most comfortable writing about "a girl" as you put it. Let him be.

EDIT: Sorry bout double post, but I don't know how to get a quote into a post thats already there
#34
Very immature. What are you 12?
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#35
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Oh for gods sake, grow up. If you want a song to be like another song, cover it. He obviously feels most comfortable writing about "a girl" as you put it. Let him be.

EDIT: Sorry bout double post, but I don't know how to get a quote into a post thats already there

no, he wants EVERY song to be about a girl. i composed a cool lick and he said we'd use it but the song was going to be about a girl. i didnt mean have the same exact storyline, i mean just have a meaning other than us all sucking up to his girlfriend
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Oh for gods sake, grow up. If you want a song to be like another song, cover it. He obviously feels most comfortable writing about "a girl" as you put it. Let him be.

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Oh and another thing, we decided to write an original song. We had the whole thing worked out except for lyrics. My cousin, who is also lead singer while playing drums, said the song is going to be about a girl. I said why do that when we could have a storyline like Dream Theater's "Finally Free" he said the song was going to be about a girl because he wanted it to be. Also, i wanted to play Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. He agreed, and i offered to sing it, because his voice wouldnt really fit it. He told me hell no, i have enough attention because i'm lead guitarist, he wanted attention.

ure cousin sounds like a tosser! Quit the band!
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#39
Tell that fag to shove it and get into a fistfight with him. then light your uncle's shed on fire
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