Our cover band has never ending issues finding and keeping a drummer. It's more often than not a matter of drummer's real job getting in the way or family issues. We just lost the latest one with a mid-Dec. gig on the books. So our band leader reached out to the local drummer FB page and got in touch with a guy I've seen a few times, who's a touring pro, hired gun-type. I told band leader this guy is a fantastic drummer and we'd be lucky to have him. This was about a month ago. Yesterday was to be our first practice at a rented space. Drummer emails us all and asks what the gig pays, said he has a $125 minimum. Uh oh. Seems he thought we were just hiring him for a one time gig, while we thought he wanted to join the band and we'd just split the money like most bands do at the end of the night. This is a bar gig with two other bands. So splitting the door between three bands with 4-5 members each is probably going to be well short of $125 per man. Our band leader and newest ex-drummer simply never thought to ask each other about the money thing, each wrongly assuming the type of gig situation this was. Band leader couldn't control himself and unloaded on the guy on email. Mind you, the rest of us all have professional day jobs and aren't in it for the money, while this drummer lives from his gig money. So obviously a big gap to bridge here. I totally get that, especially if he turned down other work for this one. Anyway, drummer took it to FB, his page is public and we all have a ton of mutual friends, mostly local musicians. Drummer made it sound like we wanted him to do a onetime free fill-in gig, which is not at all what we wanted. You can imagine all his friends' responses. Of course, our band leader couldn't restrain himself and jumped into the fray. It became bloody car accident scene from there. We may need to change the band's name now. Sheesh.