Doug Marks, developer of the Metal Method guitar course has a good article on "Starting a Band." He gives some practical advice on finding band mates (one at a time), getting rehearsal space (on the cheap) and making sure that band members understand the business side of music. As with all of Doug's advice, it's good information conveyed in a no-nonsense, easy to understand fashion.
"To Start a Band good business sense is essential. I've always been good at the business of playing music. When I was in my first band, we were the least skilled group in town. Even though we were at "the bottom of the heap" as musicians, we were the most popular band in town. One of the reasons for our success was our business approach. We set goals and attained them using a step-by-step method"
BTW, if you haven't checked out Metal Method, you should. Don't let the name put you off. It's a good basic rock guitar course. There are also a range of other DVDs featuring speed shredder Michael Angelo Batio.
Also, this July 9, Doug is hosting a "Camp Metal Method" -- an evening with Michael Angelo Batio. He'll be doing a one hour show followed by open Q&A. It will be held at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in southern California with tickets starting at $22. Call the box office at 805-583-7905.