When you were the creative force behind melodic hard rock songs like Fuel's 'Hemorrhage (In My Hands),' which Billboard magazine recently named "the number five rock song of the last decade," all sorts of offers tend to come your way. And Fuel's former guitarist Carl Bell plans to take advantage of as many as possible.

He's currently writing music for film and television and producing a batch of songs for pop rock outfit Sandlot Heroes at Soundmine Studios in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. The band independently released their debut album, 'Pretend That We're Famous,' last fall and received local and national acclaim with the songs 'So' and 'Out of My Hands.' In addition to producing new songs for Sandlot Heroes, Bell is working with the band on an electric version of the previously released 'Believer.' Sandlot Heroes hope to release a new EP in late Spring.

The current lineup of Fuel, which features original vocalist Brett Scallions playing with all new members -- guitarist Yogi, bassist Brad Stewart and drummer Ken Schalk -- will launch a tour April 30 in Birmingham, Ala. Dates run through Sept. 18 in Columbus, Md. Fuel's last full album, 'Angels & Devils,' was released in 2007.

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