Josey Scott

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Josey Scott
Birth name Joseph Scott Sappington
Born (1972-05-03) May 3, 1972 (age 44)
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, rapper
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • drums
Years active 1991–present
  • Surf Records
  • Fat Possum Records
  • Island
Associated acts

Josey Scott (born Joseph Scott Sappington; May 3, 1972) is the former lead vocalist of the rock band Saliva.[1] 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.[2]


Prior to Saliva, Scott fronted a Memphis-area heavy metal band called BlackBone in the early 1990s. He also plays drums and guitar. He made a cameo appearance on Jay-Z's "Takeover" from his 2001 album The Blueprint.[3] He has also recorded with Lil Wyte ("Homicidal, Suicidal" and "Crazy"), Three 6 Mafia ("Getting Fucked Up"[4] and "Mosh Pit"), and The X-Ecutioners ("(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.[5]

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.[5]

Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny said that Scott had decided to leave the band to pursue a solo Christian career.[6]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Artist Album No. of Singles
1995 Blackbone Homegrown 0
1997 Saliva Saliva 1
2001 Every Six Seconds 3
2002 Back into Your System 3
2004 Survival of the Sickest 2
2007 Blood Stained Love Story 3
2008 Cinco Diablo 3
2010 Moving Forward in Reverse: Greatest Hits 1
2011 Under Your Skin 3


Year Single Chart positions
US Hot 100 US Alt. Adult Pop
2002 "Hero" 3 1 5


  • 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" and "Mosh Pit"
  • He was also featured on the song "(Even) More Human Than Human" by The X-Ecutioners

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
2002 "Your Disease" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated
2003 "Hero" (with Chad Kroeger) Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Nominated
Best Rock Song Nominated
Best Song Written for Visual Media Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
2002 "Hero" (from Spider-Man) Best Video from a Film Won


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Saliva". Allmusic. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Overview Spider-Man Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Credits The Blueprint". Allmusic. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Songs: Josey Scott". Allmusic. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Perfect People Bio Retrieved July 7, 2010.
  6. ^ Saliva Introduce New Singer After Parting Ways With Josey Scott

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