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Fuel is an American alternative rock/post-grunge band formed by friends Carl Bell, Jeff Abercrombie and Brett Scallions in 1989.

Originally from Tennessee, Fuel moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where they played local Pennsylvania bars and nightclubs. Their first EP Porcelin was released in 1996, and sold well locally, spawning a small radio hit with “Shimmer.” The popularity of the EP brought them to the attention of Sony’s 550 imprint, which released their second EP, Hazelton, the following year.

With an official drummer, Kevin Miller, the band’s full length debut, Sunburn, came out in 1998. Shimmer was again included, and almost became a Top 40 hit, while the other singles (“Bittersweet,” “Jesus or a Gun,” “Sunburn”) received some airplay.

After laying low for two and a half years, Fuel came back with their second album, Something Like Human, in 2000, and scored a Top 40 hit with “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” (#17), as well as going platinum with the album. A third album, Natural Selection, came out in 2003, and was another big seller.

Unfortunately in 2004, Kevin left the band. Then, making matters worse, Brett left in 2006. Carl and Jeff stayed on board, and they soon recruited ex-Godsmack drummer Tommy Stewart. And they went on a search for a new lead singer by asking auditioners to send in one demo with their own version of “Hemmorhage”. Toryn Green had ended up sending two additional demos to Fuel. And he became the lead singer. After Toryn joined, the new lineup recorded a new album. The final results were put in “Angels and Devils”, released in August 2007.

Edited by MrTurk182 on 5 Aug 2007, 22:40

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