Authentic SALIVA Singer JOSEY SCOTT Says His New Band Is not Afraid To Draw Influences From All Music Genres

In a brand new interview with Rock 100.5 The KATT‘s Cameron Buchholtz, authentic SALIVA singer Josey Scott (a.ok.a. Joseph Sappington),who has been performing along with his solo group in latest months below numerous names, together with JOSEY SCOTT – THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF SALIVA and JOSEY SCOTT’S SALIVA, was requested concerning the musical path of the fabric he’s engaged on along with his present bandmates — his stepson Dylan Edney on guitar, Ben Hosterman on lead guitar, Brian “9” Kirk on bass and Justin Barber on drums. He stated (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I’ve influences from each style, if I am trustworthy. I’ve folks influences and nu metallic influences and actually heavy influences and R&B influences. Rising up in Memphis, I used to be surrounded by R&B and hip-hop, and I really like each little bit of it. And with a band like mine, we aren’t afraid to go down any of these roads. We’re not afraid to journey any of these paths.”

Concerning a attainable timeline for the discharge of his new music, Josey stated: “Properly, as quickly as we get a break — we have been actually busy touring and I have been doing loads of collabs with completely different bands. I’ve obtained one thing I will Nashville to do with this rapper Doobie. We’re doing one thing collectively that is going to be actually enjoyable. And it is type of a shock. And I’ve obtained a few motion pictures arising that I am engaged on. However as quickly as we get a while off and get some studio time collectively, we’re positively gonna lay down some new materials.”

Requested if it is intimidating in any respect to launch new music after being away from the recording studio for thus lengthy, Josey stated: “I do not see it as intimidating. I see it as a brand new alternative to take the temperature of the place I’m now, as a result of I believe the barometer that I’ve all the time passed by in my lyrics has been, the place am I at that time in my life? After I wrote ‘Click on Click on Increase’, I used to be nonetheless that child looking the window, watching the opposite youngsters outdoors having a great time and me being in my room and filling notebooks stuffed with lyrics and plucking round on my girlfriend’s acoustic guitar. And right this moment I am a husband and a father, and I like my youngsters. Sadly, I’ve misplaced certainly one of my youngsters to COVID. And so I’ve a lot to jot down about. I believe wrestle is what causes you to jot down, as a songwriter, what causes one of the best materials to return forth out of you, is often out of your coronary heart and it is often from a damaged coronary heart.”

Earlier this month, Scott was requested by Tulsa Music Stream whether it is his hope and want that he and the members of his new band can finally carry out below the SALIVA identify. He responded: “In fact that is my hope, as a result of I’ve all the time wished the identify to kind of go full circle and are available again residence. Whether or not that occurs stays to be seen. I believe there’s issues that I believe are truthful and issues that the opposite camp thinks are truthful. And we’ll see. We’ll see the way it all shakes out.”

Requested if he’s in communication with the band which is continuous to carry out below the SALIVA identify, consisting of longtime singer Bobby Amaru and bassist Brad Stewart, about coming to a decision on the utilization of the SALIVA identify, Josey stated: “Uh, sure,” earlier than including, “Principally, all I have been attempting to do that entire time is appease the opposite aspect. I will depart it at that.”

He continued: “On the finish of the day, as I’ve all the time stated, this enterprise will not be about band names and it isn’t about personalities, it isn’t about Josey Scott and it isn’t about Bobby Amaru. It is about songs, songs, songs, songs. On the finish of the day, after we all put our head on the pillow at night time, it is all the time going to be all about songs.”

Josey Scott‘s new band performs all of SALIVA‘s hits — “those that individuals, in fact, anticipate to listen to,” he advised “After which I take ’em kind of down the street of music that has affected my life — like, I do an ALICE IN CHAINS music, and I do a RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE music, simply to point out them who a few of my influences are, after which we do a wonderful tribute to [the late FOO FIGHTERS drummer] Taylor Hawkins, and we play [that band’s song] ‘My Hero’.” The group additionally performs “some deep cuts that solely true SALIVA followers would know … issues that I by no means performed with SALIVA once I was within the band from 1996 until 2010. Like, ‘Better Than Much less Than’, a music that was on the primary document that we by no means performed stay,” Scott stated.

Final September, Stewart and Amaru spoke to Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station about the truth that Scott launched into a tour below the JOSEY SCOTT’S SALIVA banner which noticed him performing loads of the band’s traditional songs with none of the opposite authentic SALIVA members. Brad stated: “It is an fascinating factor as a result of we have been doing this model of the band [with Bobby on vocals] since Josey initially left 11, 12 years in the past. So we have type of saved the fires burning and put out new data and new music and stuff. So it is an fascinating scenario that we’re in now, to be fairly trustworthy, so we’re simply attempting to determine find out how to make it work for each elements of it — each variations of it, I ought to say.”

Bobby commented: “I believe it is good that [Josey‘s] attempting to attach with followers and tour and play music. I believe it is an superior factor. He ought to have been doing it way back.”

Referencing SALIVA‘s founding guitarist Wayne Swinny, who died in March 2023 whereas on tour with the group, Amaru added: “I believe what we’re doing right here [with the current SALIVA touring lineup] is we’re simply attempting to do what Wayne would have wished and we’re honoring Wayne. This [latest SALIVA] document [‘Revelation’, which came out in early September 2023], I understand how essential it was to him and I believe the world ought to hear it. We’re going out each night time, we’re enjoying songs from it. And this tour has been nice. The followers have been superior, man.”

In Could 2023, Josey weighed in on the announcement that SALIVA‘s surviving members would keep on following the demise of the group’s final remaining authentic member, the aforementioned Swinny. Josey advised Rock 100.5 The KATT‘s Cameron Buchholtz: “I am very shut with Bobby and I do know in my coronary heart and in my soul that Bobby will do the honorable factor. He by no means hasn’t carried out the honorable factor. And I simply belief in his steering the ship at this level, and I do know he is gonna do the proper factor. And I do know it is all gonna work out; it is all gonna be nice.”

Josey additionally mirrored on his relationship with Wayne within the months main as much as his demise. He stated: “[We were] simply absolute brothers. I believe there was issues that sure information shops stated about our relationship, that we would stated issues about one another or that there was some type of stress between every of us. That was all blown out of proportion. We have been all the time brothers. I can present you textual content message after textual content message the place we might speak in the midst of the night time and verify on one another. And [we] all the time ended each textual content with, ‘I really like you, brother. I am unable to wait to see you once more.’ The final textual content that we shared was speaking about him… I stated, ‘Will you come play some solos on my new stuff?’ And he was, like, ‘Yeah, in fact I’ll, man.’ So we could not have been on higher phrases. And I am grateful for that.”

SALIVA launched its profession in 2001 with the discharge of “Each Six Seconds”, a double-platinum promoting album with hits that embody “Click on Click on Increase” and “Your Illness”.

The band has toured the U.S. with SEVENDUST, AEROSMITH and KISS.

SALIVA reunited with Scott for a one-off look on the 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Pageant on the Virginia Worldwide Raceway in Alton, Virginia.

Scott left SALIVA on the finish of 2011 after 15 years with the group, reportedly to pursue a solo Christian music profession. He was rapidly changed by Amaru, who will be heard on SALIVA‘s final 5 releases: “In It To Win It” (2013),“Rise Up” (2014),“Love, Lies & Remedy” (2016),“10 Lives” (2018) and “Revelation” (2023).

SALIVA launched six albums with Scott and tasted platinum success and a Grammy nomination for its first massive hit, “Your Illness”.

In Could 2021, SALIVA celebrated the twentieth anniversary of its breakthrough main label debut, “Each Six Seconds”, with a particular mission known as “Each Twenty Years”, an EP of traditional songs re-recorded with Amaru.

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