I've been the lead guitarist in a cover band for the past 3 years. We do a lot of different stuff that runs the gamut from classic rock, '60's R&B, lots of reggae (the hits), way too much Jimmy Buffet...I'd say well over 100 songs in the repertoire. We don't really gig all that often as everyone has a day job. If we're busy, we'll do one gig a week during the summer. I've never been crazy about much of our material, but I've hung in there b/c we do many songs that I like to play, and I've compromised on the ones I don't. The final straw came last night when the singer/leader pulled out "Hey Soul Sister." Last week, I tried to teach them "SWLABR" (the Cream tune). The bass player knew it well, liked it and sang it, and the drummer never heard it before but he liked it. After the second run through (which didn't sound too bad), the singer looked at me like I took a c**p on the living room rug. Obviously, we have very different tastes! It was bad enough having to listen to the terrible sax player that joined a while back (he just noodles or blows whole notes throughout every part of any song that doesn't have a "sax part"). But the songs we've been doing lately (Taylor Swift, White T's) make me cringe and I just can't do it any more. I haven't given them the news yet, and I've been wondering about how to tell them. If you were in this position, would you be honest about why you were leaving, or would you tell a white lie to avoid hurting peoples' feelings? I should add that I hold no animosity toward these people -- they're genuinely nice. We're just not on the same musical page, and life is too short to play music I hate. Suggestions?