Gig Alert: Fuel Plays Trees Tonight

Fuel's still kickin'. LITERALLY.
Fuel's still kickin'. LITERALLY.
Jeff Forney

Rarely does a band come with such a convoluted history as '90s hard rock act Fuel. The band was hugely successful in the late '90s, eventually earning double platinum status for its 2000 album Something Like Human. But after that apex, the band's fortunes slipped significantly.

Lead singer Brett Scallions got the boot in 2005, and Fuel was desperate enough to beg American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry to front the band. Daughtry refused, forming his own band and going four-times platinum himself. Since then, various versions of Fuel have popped up, including Scallions' own version, which, tonight, will perform at Trees.

If nothing else, Fuel is still, ahem, flammable. Back in grad school, Fuel was always one of my guilty pleasures. Plus, it always made me feel tough to just say the band's name. Go ahead. Try it and see.


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