born on 3/5/1971 in Memphis, TN, United States
Josey Scott (born Joseph Scott Sappington May 3, is the former lead vocalist of Post-grunge/hard rock band Saliva. In addition to Saliva, Scott co-wrote and performed "Hero" (which was used as one of the theme songs to the 2002 film Spider-Man) with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.
Prior to Saliva, Scott fronted a Memphis-area heavy metal band called BlackBone in the early 1990s. He also plays drums and guitar.
Scott made a cameo appearance on Jay-Z's "Takeover" from his 2001 album The Blueprint. He has also recorded with Lil Wyte ("Homicidal, Suicidal" and "Crazy"), Three 6 Mafia ("Getting Fucked Up" and "Mosh Pit"), and The (Even) More Human Than Human").
Scott has had minor roles in television and film. He played Rodney Gronbeck, an LAPD computer expert, in the TNT crime drama Wanted. He also has a cameo appearance in the film Hustle & Flow as Elroy, the corner-store employee who sells marijuana to D-Jay, the main character played by Terrance Howard.
Josey Scott sang the song "If You Wanna Get To Heaven" in the straight-to-DVD feature film The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Beginning, the song features when the General Lee is pulled from the water.
Scott appeared as a hidden character in the video game "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003", which features three Saliva songs on the soundtrack: "Raise Up", "Superstar", and "Superstar II (EA Mix)", which is exclusive to the game.
Saliva guitarist, Wayne Swinny, said that Scott had decided to leave the band to pursue a solo Christian career.
|Year||Artist||Album||No. of Singles|
|2001||Every Six Seconds||3|
|2002||Back Into Your System||3|
|2004||Survival of the Sickest||2|
|2007||Blood Stained Love Story||3|
|2010||Moving Forward in Reverse: Greatest Hits||1|
|2011||Under Your Skin||3|
|US Hot 100||US Alt.||Adult Pop|
- He was featured in the song "Brother" by Hard Rock band Breaking Point
- He also co-wrote and performed the song Hero with Chad Kroeger
- He has also recorded with Lil Wyte in the songs "Homicidal, Suicidal" and "Crazy"
- He also has recorded with Three 6 Mafia in the songs "Getting Fucked Up", "Mosh Pit" and "The (Even) More Human Than Human"
Awards and Nominations
|2002||"Your Disease"||Best Hard Rock Performance||Nominated|
|2003||"Hero"||Best Rock Song||Nominated|
|2003||"Hero"||Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group||Nominated|
|2003||"Hero"||Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media||Nominated|
MTV Video Music Awards
|2002||"Hero"||Best Video from a Film||Won|
- Prato, Greg. [Josey Scott at All Music Guide Biography: Saliva]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
- [Josey Scott at All Music Guide Overview Spider-Man Soundtrack]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
- [Josey Scott at All Music Guide Credits The Blueprint]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
- [Josey Scott at All Music Guide Songs: Josey Scott]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
- 5.0 5.1 Perfect People Bio Retrieved July 7, 2010.
- Saliva Introduce New Singer After Parting Ways With Josey Scott
- Official Saliva website
- Josey Scott at the Internet Movie Database
- Josey Scott on TV.com
- WMP March Artist of the Month - interview with Josey Scott, lead singer for Saliva, February 8, 2007
Josey Scott · Wayne Swinny · Dave Novotny · Paul Crosby|
Jonathan Montoya · Chris D'Abaldo · Todd Poole
|Studio albums||Saliva · Every Six Seconds · Back into Your System · Survival of the Sickest · Blood Stained Love Story · Cinco Diablo · Take That Society|
|EPs||Rest in Pieces · Ladies and Gentlemen Hit Pack|
|Compilations||Moving Forward in Reverse: Greatest Hits|
|Singles||"800" · "Click Click Boom" · "Your Disease" · "After Me" · "Always" · "Rest in Pieces" · "Raise Up" · "Survival of the Sickest" · "Razor's Edge" · "Ladies and Gentlemen" · "Broken Sunday" · "King of the Stereo" · "Family Reunion" · "How Could You" · "Southern Girls" · "Time to Shine"|
|Related articles||Saliva Discography · "Hero" · Full Devil Jacket|