Everyone in a band needs to watch "Rock Star" with Mark Wahlberg. It's from 2001 and it's about a rock band in the 80's up to the 90's, but there is so much you will recognize in your band. Of course… it's based on real bands. (Mainly Judas Priest, but others also.)
OK, I'm getting ahead of myself.
Don't read the Google or Wikipedia stuff - just watch it. You'll laugh out loud, maybe at stuff you have said or done. Thorough the movie I thought about things said during recording and practice sessions from people I know. You will to.
Besides a call to be humble and thankful, you'll see the machine that springs up around a successful band and how the people in that system can end up slaves to it.
But, watch it for fun. Think about the deeper stuff later.
I don't want to build it up too much. Just enjoy it.
Next time we get together we'll have that to talk about.
But not too much. You'll want to make the most of your time in the studio - you know, actually recording music.