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Joseph Scott Sappington (born May 3, 1971), best known as Josey Scott, 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]

Josey Scott
Josey Scott.jpg
Scott (left) in 2007
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Scott Sappington
Born (1971-05-03) May 3, 1971 (age 48)
OriginMemphis, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • rapper
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • drums
Years active1991–present
Associated acts



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 albumsEdit

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 nominationsEdit

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 Archived December 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved July 7, 2010.
  6. ^ "Saliva Introduce New Singer After Parting Ways With Josey Scott". Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2013.

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