FUEL 2013 = Puppet Strings

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dude i love this album, some really really cool tracks on it, personal favourite is still Soul To Preach To though, i love the opening riff so much.
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Nicee Tom. It has def grown on me for sure. Def a rocking album. That song is a fav of mine as well. Sometimes i never look forward to new music but this cd is really great.

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Anyone else watch the video? What is it that people are gettig mad about? Can anyone explain to me in a way i can get it? lol. yup, dumb as a stump i am. lol. Something about all the chicks in bikinis? oy vey. Well, I love the video.

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Any news on these guys? New record?

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I just got into this band, I really love everything I've heard so far. One thing I'm surprised no one hasn't pointed it before is the similarities between Fuel and Creed. Specifically how Carl and Brett have a similar chemistry to Mark and Stapp. Torn was written completely by Mark yet sung by Stapp. That's essentially Fuel's entire writing history (for the first four records). Carl's songwriting abilities reminds me so much of Mark, and even his demeanor can be compared. Just that cool stoic personality. On top of that, what most people commonly know as Fuel only lasted three albums before a severe change in lineup/sound, just like with Creed. If there were to be a hypothetical Creed reunion, I'd hope a newly reunited Fuel could open for them. Their first four albums are something I'd really recommend to someone who likes Creed or One Day Remains style Alter Bridge.

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I'm also surprised Stapp's never collaborated with Carl Bell. Stapp is at his best when he is bouncing ideas creatively off a talented guitarist and songwriter like Mark. Carl would be a perfect choice for a guitarist if Stapp were to ever give being in a band another shot.

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This bump for a sec had me believing that a new record was coming :(

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nagpo wrote:This bump for a sec had me believing that a new record was coming :(

Haha sorry man. If its any consolation, Brett has been working on the album here and there since 2016 and said he was finishing up writing this year for Fuel's 6th. I'm curious as to how its going to happen though considering Something Like Human hits its 20th anniversary next year.

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Devil Inside You wrote:
nagpo wrote:This bump for a sec had me believing that a new record was coming :(

Haha sorry man. If its any consolation, Brett has been working on the album here and there since 2016 and said he was finishing up writing this year for Fuel's 6th. I'm curious as to how its going to happen though considering Something Like Human hits its 20th anniversary next year.
I was really hoping they'd reunite. When did brett say he was finishing writing? Haven't heard anything from him in a long, long time

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nagpo wrote:
Devil Inside You wrote:
nagpo wrote:This bump for a sec had me believing that a new record was coming :(

Haha sorry man. If its any consolation, Brett has been working on the album here and there since 2016 and said he was finishing up writing this year for Fuel's 6th. I'm curious as to how its going to happen though considering Something Like Human hits its 20th anniversary next year.
I was really hoping they'd reunite. When did brett say he was finishing writing? Haven't heard anything from him in a long, long time

According to Facebook, he played a few shows in Texas recently. Speaking of the new album, he's been posting pics throughout the years of Fuel in the studio, and the most recent one was at the beginning of this year. It was him with an effects processor talking about "getting back to work" with what I'm hoping is for the rest of the new Fuel album. Shortly after that he wished Jeff Abercrombie and Carl Bell a happy birthday publicly. That shocked me cause apparently him and Carl Bell had a public fallout (on Facebook) in 2017. But hey, if Mark can entertain the idea of working with Stapp, than maybe it can happen with Fuel. I'm not entirely sure what the terms of their agreement are regarding the band but from what I understand Brett gets the rights to the name and any post 2010 album revenue, while Carl Bell receives the lion's share of loyalties from the first four records.

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Interesting. I'll be watching this situation for the time being. thanks for the info

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hard to believe anybody here is talking about this album.

I love Fuel. And I liked Puppet Strings. But the rest of that album was terrible.

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i guess a new record is never coming out

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I mean never is a bit of an exaggeration. Brett played snippets of a new song on Facebook sometime back. It'll come out when it comes out. And I agree partially. Puppet Strings suffered because Brett lacked a strong guitarist to bounce ideas off of. Andy Anderssen is no Carl Bell, and it sounded more like a Brett solo album than a Fuel record. Considering World Fire Brigade's sole album sounds like a lost Fuel record I would say the only thing we need for quality Fuel in the future is just a better guitarist to write with Brett. I think Todd Whitener, the Deleo brothers, or Peter Klett could really bring back old school Fuel.

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I've been a fan since Sunburn. Talked with Brett a couple of times over on the fuelies board. I need to give puppet strings another listen through. I remember liking 2-3 tracks pretty well.

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Just found out that Fuel is going to be playing a few blocks up the road from where I work on April 11 this year. Really hope to be able to go.

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VigilantSteve wrote:Just found out that Fuel is going to be playing a few blocks up the road from where I work on April 11 this year. Really hope to be able to go.
You should go! I feel like I don't have enough people in my life to talk Fuel with haha

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tell us if they play any new material

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"I've been writing quite a bit lately, as you can imagine. Lots of time on my hands to do so. I'll be releasing some new songs sometime in the near future. Not sure if it will be released as FUEL or just as Brett Scallions. We shall see."

On reuniting with Carl Bell:
"Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Unfortunately it’s just not going to happen. I’m so tired of trying to make that happen and am SO happy playing with the guys in the band now. Luckily, I still have a wonderful and loving friendship with Kevin and Jeff!"

I'm more excited for what he releases as Fuel assuming he's learned from Puppet Strings to keep his solo sound out of the band. Outside of Cold Summer and Soul To Preach To, the classic rock sound of Puppet Strings screamed Brett solo and sounded nothing like what Carl wrote. I would really love if he'd write an entire Fuel album with Robert and Dean Deleo

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I love Wander, my favorite of Puppet Strings.
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