Originally Posted by rogue_drummer
If you were in the band with him, would you let him back in or fire his ass?
If it's local/working band, of course you fire him and not look back.
But this band has several gold albums, is signed to a label, tours all over, etc. So there is much more money at stake, and possible contract issues we may not be aware of.
When a former band member of mine had issues, I would have loved to said, OK, go to rehab, and we'll work it out later. But given we had sold ZERO albums at that point, there was no budget for rehab. So breaking up was the only option. Where as someone like Motley Crue who sells millions can afford all the rehab they need. This band is in the middle, so it's hard to say what will happen.