The Alternative-Rock outfit Fuel hails from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA and was formed in the mid-'90s comprising of vocalist + guitarist Brett Scallions, guitarist Carl Bell, bassist Jeff Abercrombie and drummer Kevin Miller.
The quartet made their debut in 1996 with a self-financed EP called "Porcelain"; the disc featured an early version of "Shimmer", which became the most requested song on several local Rock stations. The grassroots support for the band caught the attention of Epic Records, which signed Fuel a year later.
The band's debut full-length disc, "Sunburn", appeared in the spring 1998 and included the smash single "Shimmer" which peaked at #2 on The Modern Rock chart, reached the #42 spot on The Billboard Hot 100 and helped push the album into Billboard's top 100; "Sunburn" also yielded a decent follow-up hit in "Bittersweet" which reached #15 The Mainstream Rock list and #17 on The Modern Rock Tracks. "Jesus Or A Gun" made the top 30 on both the same charts and finally the title-track reached the #31 position on The Modern Rock chart.
Two and a half years later, the foursome returned with their second effort, "Something Like Human", it rose to #17 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart spawning numerous singles: the monster hit "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" peaked at #1 on The Modern Rock chart, at #2 on the Active Rock list and cracked the top 30 of The Billboard Hot 100; the second single, "Innocent", peaked at #2 on The Modern Rock list and at #10 on The Mainstream Rock Tracks. "Bad Day" climbed into the top 20 and "Last Time" entered the top 30 on the same charts.
In September of 2003, Fuel, released "Natural Selection", their
third LP hit #15 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart spawning no less
than three Active Rock top 30 hit singles: "Million Miles",
"Won't Back Down" and the main single, "Falls On Me",
which also hit #11 on The Modern Rock chart.
However, tension mounted between the band members and Kevin Miller was fired in 2004, he was later replaced by Tommy Stewart, formerly of Godsmack and Lo-Pro.
When Brett Scallions left the band early in 2006, Bell and Abercrombie
asked American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry
to front the band, but he turned them down. In spring 2007, Fuel announced
that they have found their new lead singer, Toryn Green.
Fuel's next album, titled "Angels & Devils", arrived in August 2007. The set reached #42 on The Billboard 200 and contained the single "Wasted Time" which peaked at #24 on The Hot Mainstream Rock chart.
Throughout the next few years there were several line-up changes but finally in 2010 Brett Scallions, the original lead vocalist, returned to front the band.
Scallions, guitarist Andy Andersson, former Shinedown bassist Brad Stewart and drummer Ken Schalk recorded a new Fuel album titled "Puppet Strings", which is set to release on March 4, 2014. It includes the single "Soul To Preach To".