Josey Scott

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Josey Scott
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Background information
Birth nameJoseph Scott Sappington
Born (1972-05-03) May 3, 1972 (age 50)
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1991–present
Formerly of

Joseph Scott Sappington (born May 3, 1972) is an American musician, best known as 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.

In 2002, Scott collaborated with Chad Kroeger from the rock band Nickelback on the Spider-Man theme song "Hero". This recording also featured Tyler Connolly, Mike Kroeger, Matt Cameron, and Jeremy Taggart. Winning the Best Video from a Film on the MTV Music Video Awards a year later on 2003.

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 in 2013 that Scott had decided to leave the band to pursue a solo Christian career. [6] In October 2019, Scott announced that he would be reuniting with Saliva for a new album and tour. [7]

Personal life

Scott is married and has three sons [8] and two daughters. [9] His eldest son, Cody, died from COVID-19 in May 2021 at the age of 29. [10] [11]


Studio albums

YearArtistAlbumNo. of Singles
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


YearSingleChart positions
US Hot 100 US Alt. Adult Pop


Awards and nominations

Grammy Awards

YearNominated workAwardResult
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

YearNominated workAwardResult
2002 "Hero" (from Spider-Man) Best Video from a Film Won

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