Anyone had to do this before? Over the past 2 years or so, our vocalist and I have become great friends. Some stuff came up and we've made the decision to let him go. I know he's very hurt over this, and I am too. I really don't want to see my best bud get booted, but he hasn't been pulling his weight and hasnt been showing up to practice. I gave him a fair warning - "if you don't show up tonight, you're out", and yet he chose to not go. I'm going to hang out with him tonight to talk. I'd love to give him a final chance, but I cannot change the minds of the rest of the band. I wish he'd have listened to me when it really counted. This is rough. Any positive advice?