Former Fuel drummer Kevin Miller shed some light on his departure as well as Brett Scallions subsequent departure from the band this week when he spoke with Alternative Addiction about his new band Fosterchild. While the remaining members of Fuel cited ‘creative differences’ as the reason why Miller and Scallions left the band when the story broke last year, but from what Miller described, it sounds that may not be quite accurate.
“Fuel to me was a good ride, it was definitely a fun and lucrative thing for me, but there was no creative outlet as a musician. All the song writing was done by one guy.” Miller told Alternative Addiction in a recent interview.
The ‘one guy’ he is speaking of is guitarist Carl Bell, who wrote all of Fuel’s music.
“Whether you are a drummer or flute player or whatever…doing something original, writing something from nothing and making it happen is a great feeling, and that was something that the whole time in Fuel I never got to do.” Miller went on to say. “It wasn’t just myself, it was all the members and subsequently after my departure, the singer left as well, for the same reason.”
Miller doesn’t seem to have any harsh feelings towards Bell or anyone else in the band that he drummed for nine years for. He seems to be simply happy that he is still able to make music again. He does concede that it’s a little weird being the most recognizable member of his new band.
“[With Fuel] Brett and Carl got most of the attention because one was the song writer and one was the lead singer and I was just the drummer and that’s the way it was and I was fine with that. But its weird now when we go play shows and everything, and I have a bigger fan following than the lead singer and it kinda freaks me out.” Miller explained.
“But I think that will all change soon and I’ll be kicked in the background because the singer has an awesome voice and he’s a pretty good looking dude. I’m just glad to be back making music again.”
Fosterchild’s debut album “Independence Day” is out now on iTunes and will be released in stores soon. You can find out more about Fosterchild at: www.myspace.com/fosterchildmusic
Listen to Alternative Addiction's interview with Kevin Miller by clicking here.