Daughtry: No Fuel for now

American Idol castoff Chris Daughtry has turned down an offer to become the lead singer for the rock band Fuel.

"I'm going to be doing my own thing," Daughtry, a 26-year-old from McLeansville, N.C., told The Charlotte Observer on Saturday.

The band had offered Daughtry the job just hours after his elimination from the popular show last month. Daughtry's hard rock vocals would have made him a perfect fit for the band, said some. Fuel's bass player Jeff Abercrombie and guitarist Carl Bell said Daughtry was invited to replace singer Brett Scallions, who quit in February.

Daughtry said he expects to announce his next career move after this summer's American Idol concert tour ends. He told The Charlotte Observer he'd met with entertainment executives last week in New York and seen a Pearl Jam concert.

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