|Birth name||Joseph Scott Sappington|
|Also known as||Saliva Man|
|Born||May 3, 1972|
|Origin||Memphis, Tennessee, US|
|Genres||Nu metal, heavy metal, rap metal, post-grunge, alternative metal, alternative rock, hard rock, Christian music|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, rapper|
Fat Possum Records
Josey Scott (born Joseph Scott Sappington; May 3, 1972) is the former lead vocalist of post-grunge/nu-metal 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. He 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" (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
|2002||"Hero" (from Spider-Man)||Best Video from a Film||Won|
- Prato, Greg. "Biography: Saliva". Allmusic. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Overview Spider-Man Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Credits The Blueprint". Allmusic. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Songs: Josey Scott". Allmusic. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- 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