After a seven-year hiatus, frontman Brett Scallions has returned to his place on stage with alternative rock band Fuel.
Scallions and the newly formed band attracted a crowd of hundreds last Wednesday night as they rocked the house at in Wantagh.
Best known for chart-topping hits "Hemmorhage (In My Hands)" and "Falls on Me", Fuel rose to fame in 2000 with the release of their second studio album, "Something Like Human".
Shortly after their third album "Natural Selection" dropped in 2003, the band underwent significant changes, leading to Scallion's departure and the welcoming of a new lead singer.
"I was burnt out," said Scallions. "I wasn't happy where I was and I wanted to change."
Scallions ventured back into Fuel in 2010 as the only original member, joined by newcomers Andy Anderson, Brad Stewart and Ken Schalk.
"I started again last year because I was ready," said Scallions. "You can't put a timeline on these things. You just have to wait until your mind and your body tell you right now is the right moment."
"They are all great players," Scallions added of his new bandmates. "We're on the same page; the same wavelength, and we have a lot of fun together. We write a lot of great music and you can't ask for more than that."
The re-formed band is in the music-writing process right now and are set to release a new record this spring.
"We're working organically," Scallions told Patch of their upcoming endeavors. "We're not thinking about the past, we're thinking about the present and the future and writing the best music that we can."