With the return of original vocalist and frontman Brett Scallions, ’90s alt-rock outfit Fuel is working to reclaim its position as one of the dominant heavy modern-rock outfits. Scallions, who spent some of the time apart from Fuel attempting to fill the shoes of Jim Morrison, playing alongside Doors founding members Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, teamed with former Shinedown guitarist Andy Andersson and bassist Brad Stewart to craft a revamped version of Fuel in 2010. The results can be heard on “Puppet Strings,” the first Fuel album featuring Scallions in 10 years.
The band kicked off its “Puppet Strings” tour with a March 4 release party in the fabled Viper Room in Los Angeles. Ever since, Fuel has been pounding the pavement, logging significant road miles and earning some positive notices. That road leads to Rock ’n’ Roll Heaven (3036 Seneca St., West Seneca) on Sunday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the music starts at 6 p.m., with opening sets from Suckerpunch and Stalking Jenna. Tickets are $15 (www.tickets.com).
– Jeff Miers