Last practice was last night, and it went pretty well. There's been work on the Audioslave tune, a new metal tune (an original one which I actually like), and the vocalist is working on the Queen tune, so we should be ready for that one next session.
I think a lot of it is just meshing with each other. Usually I have controlled the show (being solo) or at least the beat (being drummer in my past musical life), so maybe I've been as frustrated from that not being the fact as anything, but just not realizing it. I need to learn to compromise and at the same time, not get rolled over.
It helps a lot that the drummer feels much the same way as I do. The other gutarist is stubbornly metal, but with two of us to influence, it's finding a balance.
I quite enjoyed things last night, and I have to say since playing with these guys, my own skill has taken a quick jump for the better.
p.s. BTW, I got that old amp of my Dad's and posted it herehttp://www.guitartricks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32441
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.