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Fuel  1993-Present   Jackson, TN
Fuel is an American rock band formed by guitarist/songwriter Carl Bell and bassist Jeff Abercrombie in 1989. Originally known as Small the Joy, they changed the group's name to Fuel sometime in 1994. They are well known for their hit songs "Shimmer" from Sunburn, "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)", "Bad Day" from Something Like Human, and "Falls on Me" from Natural Selection.

Founding Members:

Brett Scallions - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Carl Bell - Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Jeff Abercrombie - Bass Guitar
Jody Abbott - Drums

Subsequent Members:

Kevin Miller - Drums, Percussion (1998 - 2004)
Erik Avakian - Keyboards (1993 - 1996) (As Small the Joy)
Andy Andersson - Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals (2011 - Present)
Brad Stewart - Bass Guitar (2010 - Present)
Ken Schalk - Drums, Percussion 2010 - Present)
Yogi Lonich - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals (2010 - 2011)
Jasin Todd - Lead Guitar (2010)
Toryn Green - Lead Vocals (2006 - 2010)
Tommy Stewart - Drums, Percussion (2006 - 2010)

Noteable Highlights:

With the guidance of Media Five, Fuel released the indie album Porcelain which featured their first single "Shimmer." This single became one of the most requested songs in Pennsylvania songs thanks to the amount of plays it gained on WQXA in Harrisburg, Pa. The popularity of the single also brought them to the attention of Sony Record's 550 imprint and Ben Goldman (Ben Folds Five, Chevelle, Matisyahu) who would sign the band to a deal.

Sunburn - PLATINUM in the U.S.
Something Like Human - 2x PLATINUM in the U.S.
Hemorrhage (In My Hands) - named Billboard's No. 5 Rock Song of the Decade according to the Best of the 2000s Rock Songs chart and the No. 6 Alternative Rock Song of the Past 25 Years according to Billboard's Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs in 2013


Something like Human
Hemorrhage (In My Hands) - #1 Alternative Songs for 40 weeks, #2 Mainstream Rock Songs for 56 weeks
Bad Day - #12 Alternative Songs for 18 weeks, #14 Mainstream Rock Songs for 18 weeks
Innocent - #4 Alternative Songs for 20 weeks, #10 Mainstream Rock Songs for 16 weeks
Last Time - #25 Alternative Songs for 10 weeks

Shimmer - #2 Alternative Songs for 31 weeks, #11 Mainstream Rock Songs for 26 weeks
Bittersweet - #17 Alternative Songs for 23 weeks, #15 Mainstream Rock Songs for 22 weeks
Jesus or a Gun - #26 Alternative Songs for 9 weeks
Sunburn - #31 Alternative Songs for 9 weeks

EPs - 4

Fuel (EP)
1. "Gray"
2. "Blind"
3. "Forgiveness"
4. "Counter"
5. "What More Am I"
6. "Stripped Away"
7. "Happy"
8. "Alive & Dying"

Porcelain (EP)
1. "Ozone Baby (Sucker)"
2. "Song For You"
3. "Shimmer"
4. "Nothing"
5. "Sunday Girl"
6. "Mary Pretends"
7. "Hideaway"

Hazleton (EP)
1. "Bittersweet"
2. "Jesus or a Gun"
3. "It's Come to This"
4. "King For a Day"

Shimmer (Single)
1. "Shimmer"
2. "Walk The Sky"
3. "Sunday Girl"

1. "Untitled"
2. "Bittersweet"
3. "Shimmer"
4. "Jesus or a Gun"
5. "Sunburn"
6. "New Thing"
7. "It's Come to This"
8. "Song for You"
9. "Mary Pretends"
10. "Ozone"
11. "Hideaway"

Godzilla: The Album
8. "Walk The Sky"

Hemorrhage (In My Hands)
1. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"

Something Like Human
1. "Last Time"
2. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"
3. "Empty Spaces"
4. "Scar"
5. "Bad Day"
6. "Prove"
7. "Easy"
8. "Down"
9. "Solace"
10. "Knives"
11. "Innocent"
12. "Slow"

The Best Of Fuel
1. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"
2. "Won't Back Down (Bring You Hell Mix)"
3. "Shimmer"
4. "Bad Day"
5. "Last Time"
6. "Falls on Me"
7. "Jesus or a Gun"
8. "Sunburn"
9. "Bittersweet"
10. "Innocent"
11. "Quarter"

The Very Best of Fuel
1. "Shimmer"
2. "Bittersweet"
3. "Jesus or a Gun"
4. "Sunburn"
5. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)
6. "Bad Day"
7. "Innocent"
8. "Falls on Me"
9. "Won't Back Down"
10. "Million Miles"
11. "Gone"
12. "Wasted Time (G-Mix)"
13. "Walk The Sky"
14. "King For A Day"

Additional Info:

The origins of Fuel were formed in 1989 in Brownsville, Tennessee by guitarist/songwriter Carl Bell and drummer Jody Abbott. Singer/guitarist Brett Scallions joined the group after Bell and bassist Jeff Abercrombie saw him in a bar in Jackson, Tennessee in 1993. That same year, keyboardist/vocalist Erik Avakian joined the lineup and the band moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1994 where they played at local Pennsylvania bars and nightclubs. Their first EP Porcelain 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 Hazleton the following year.

Upon signing to Epic, the band entered Longview Farm recording studios in Massachusetts, along with producer Steven Haigler and session drummer Jonathan Mover due to problems with Abbott. 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", and "Sunburn,") received some airplay. The songs "Shimmer" and "Sunburn" are also featured on the charitable album Live in the X Lounge. "Sunburn" was also featured in the movie Scream 3, and the band contributed the non-LP track "Walk the Sky" to the 1998 American Godzilla film. The band hit the road in support of the release, but problems with Abbott continued. Once again Mover was enlisted, this time to play drums on tour while the band sought out a full time drummer to join. It should be noted that the liner notes for the cassette and CD issues of "Sunburn" list the band members as Carl Bell (guitar), Brett Scallions (vocals), Jeff Abercrombie (bass), and Kevin Miller (drums), although Jonathan Mover is credited with playing all the drums and percussion on the record. The band picture includes Miller, though he did not play on the record.