Brett Scalions leaves Fuel
Fuel is reporting that lead singer Brett Scallions has left the band. Main song writer and lyricist and guitarist Carl Ball and the remaining members are currently holding auditions for a new lead singer to replace Scallions. The band plans to record their fourth album to be released later this year on Epic records.
"Brett's a great guy, a long time friend, and we wish him well." says Bell. "It was a very amicable split, we've had some great times and we will miss him."
Scallions joined Fuel in 1994 after signing a record contract with Epic Records. The band released their platinum selling debut album "Sunburn" in 1994 which featured the hit singles "Shimmer" and "Bittersweet". The group released two more albums with Scallions, 2000's "Something Like Human" and 2003's "Natural Selection". The band has sold over 4 million records worldwide to date.
I actually really like this band. He had such a distinctive voice, I can't imagine this band without him. Although he didn't do much (he didn't write the music or the lyrics), he contributed greatly to the bands overall sound. They still plan on recording this spring for a fall release, so I'll reserve judgement until then, but I can't imagine it will be as good.
Maybe they'll do RockStar: Fuel!!