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Origin Memphis, Tennessee
Genres Hard rock
Alternative metal
Nu metal
Years active 1996 - present
Labels Island
Associated acts Breaking Point
Egypt Central
Full Devil Jacket
Motley Crue
3 Doors Down
Josey Scott - Lead Vocals And Occasional Guitar
Wayne Swinny - Lead Guitar
Jonathan Montoya - Rhythm Guitar
Dave Novotny - Bass Guitar
Paul Crosby - Drums
Former members
Chris D'ABaldo - Rhythm Guitar
Todd Poole - Drums And Backup Vocals

Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in September 1996 and currently under Island/Def Jam Records. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, under Rocking Chair Records/Red Urban Records

They were signed to Def Jam Records and went on to release their second studio album Every Six Seconds. Saliva later released their third studio album titled Back Into Your System on November 12, 2002 which reached #19 on the Billboard 200. Back Into Your System launched one of Saliva's most successful songs, "Always", reaching #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Modern Rock Chart. Three years after Survival of the Sickest, Saliva released Blood Stained Love Story on January 23, 2007, repeating Back Into Your System's chart performance at #19 on the Billboard 200. Its first single, "Ladies And Gentlemen", peaked at #2 on the Mainstream Rock Chart.




Saliva & Every Six Seconds 1996-2006

Saliva was originally founded in Memphis, Tennessee in September 1996. After competing in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy Showcase competition, where they advanced to the final round in New York City, the group self-released their self-titled debut album Saliva which sold over 10,000 copies in their region, prompting Island Records to take notice. Their Island debut Every Six Seconds was released in 2001, followed by Back Into Your System in 2002, which included the chart topping hits "Always", and "Rest In Pieces" co-written by James Michael and Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe. The band toured in 2003, opening for KISS and Aerosmith. Saliva then released Survival of the Sickest on August 17, 2004, reaching #20 on the Billboard 200. On May 29, 2005, guitarist Chris D'ABaldo announced he had left the band "for obvious reasons, as the band is not a unit anymore." He then shortly retracted his statement and apologized, declaring on the band's website that "there was a bit of an issue we're working through and we're looking forward to recording a new album later this year".[1] However, the band's website later apologized again for the confusion and confirmed that due to "creative differences", D'ABaldo was in fact leaving the band, but that Saliva was "completely moving forward as planned and [has] our best music ahead of us". D'ABaldo eventually moved on to start the band Smolder. He is currently with Egypt Central. Chris Hahn replaced him in Saliva's tour lineup. Hahn then went on to join unsigned Memphis rock group 8 Days to Amsterdam. Jonathan Montoya, formerly of Full Devil Jacket, then became the next permanent member of Saliva.

Blood Stained love Story & Cinco Diablo 2006-2009

A new single, titled "Ladies and Gentlemen" was released in november 2006 to radio stations and made it to #2 on the US Mainstream Rock charts. Saliva released the album Blood Stained Love Story on January 23, 2007. It has also been included as the background music for a number of Sony's commercials for the PlayStation 3. The second single released off of the album was "Broken Sunday", which reached #8 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and is frequently on the Sirius top 20 on Octane. Saliva's tour manager Chris stated that the new single off Blood Stained Love Story would be "King of the Stereo".

In an interview on Rockline Radio the band announced that they had written new material, and would be heading back into the studio with Bob Marlette in the near future to begin on their sixth album. The album is expected to be released in the fall of 2008.

In an interview with WWE on February 27, Scott said “We’re going to go in the studio probably around May and record our next record. If you like "Ladies and Gentlemen" and "Click Click Boom", and more dynamic stuff, it’s going to be an ass-whooping of a record. It’s going to be 45 minutes of ass-whooping!”[2] Saliva toured with Sevendust in South Korea, Japan and a brief stint in Europe until July 2008.

As of April 30, 2008, Octane 20 on Sirius Satellite Radio began playing a new song titled "Don't Question My Heart", featuring Brent Smith from Shinedown. The song can be found on the album WWE The Music, Vol. 8, and is the official television theme song for the ECW brand. Saliva's sixth studio album is titled Cinco Diablo and was released on December 16, 2008.

The band have worked on a reality television show style DVD following the recording of Cinco Diablo and life on the road, in an interview with MJP, Josey was asked if it was a TV Show to which Josey stated "I hope not", and stated that he wanted it more as "a DVD or something for our fans".

Saliva was recently on tour with Pop Evil, Since October, Dead Season, and Aranda. They were scheduled to join the 13th annual SnoCore Tour, with Static-X, Burn Halo, and The Flood, but singer Josey Scott had ulcer surgery. Walt Lafty of Silvertide was hired to fill in for Scott for the tour, but Saliva ultimately decided to drop out of the tour, instead of touring with Lafty.

WWE have used a number of songs as theme songs for their pay-per-view events and television shows, such as "Click Click Boom" and "Don't Question My Heart". Here is a recent interview with the band from 2009's "Rock on the Range"

Take That Society 2009-2010 (Present)

This reality television show originally pitched as "Hick Parade", has now been revealed to be the bonus DVD on the upcoming album "Take That Society", as "We were filming (the reality show) and decided not to do it because it just wasn't for us," said singer Josey Scott during an interview with The Flint Journal. "It just wasn't our bag. We're going to use it as a promo piece for the next record, a DVD in the next CD."

"Take That Society," Scott said, is coming along nicely. So far, he's written about nine songs and the rest of the band - which also includes guitarist Wayne Swinny, bassist Dave Novotny, drummer Paul Crosby and guitarist Jonathan Montoya - has been writing material as well. He expects to enter the studio at the beginning of 2010.

"I think it's got more of an alternative twist to it," Scott said of the new songs. "It's got an old-school, hip-hop flavor to it, plus an old school AC/DC sort of feel to it."

Paul Crosby was out of a few concerts due to getting married. Eric Bice, brother of former American Idol contestant, Bo Bice, replaced him in the tour lineup.

Saliva has also recorded a cover of the song "I Love Rock and Roll" with Memphis rapper Yo Gotti.

On March 23rd, 2010, the band will release a Greatest Hits album titled, "Moving Forward in Reverse: Greatest Hits".[3]

Currently one new track is planned for the greatest hits, entitled "Time To Shine".

It was announced on February 22,2010 that Saliva will be a part of Rocklahoma 2010 in Pryor oklahoma.

Involvement in WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment has used many of Saliva's songs, most notably "Superstar" for the theme to WrestleMania X8, "Ladies and Gentlemen" for their Theme to WrestleMania 23, they also used "Always" as the theme to the 2002 Survivor Series, and "I Walk Alone" is the theme for wrestler Dave Batista. The Band also provided the No Mercy 2001 theme song, "Click Click Boom" and the No Way Out 2009 theme song, "Hunt You Down". The theme for the late ECW "Don't Question my Heart" is also by Saliva.


Josey Scott - lead vocals, occasional guitar
Wayne Swinny - lead guitar
Jonathan Montoya - rhythm guitar
Dave Novotny - bass
Paul Crosby - drums

Former members

Chris D'Abaldo - rhythm guitar
Todd Poole - drums, backing vocals



Date Album Name/Details Peak Chart Positions Label(s) Certifications
(sales thresholds)
September 12, 1996 Saliva - - Red Urban Records, Rocking Chair Records, And Diamond Records -
March 27, 2001 Every Six Seconds 56 - - Island Records 2× Platinum
November 12, 2002 Back Into Your System 19 - - Island Records Gold
August 17, 2004 Survival of the Sickest 20 - 192 Island Records -
January 23, 2007 Blood Stained Love Story 19 - - Island Records -
December 16, 2008 Cinco Diablo 104 - - Island Records -
2010 Take That Society Island Records


Year Album details Peak chart positions Label(s) Certifications
(sales thresholds)
March 27, 2001 Your Disease - Single - - - Island Records -
March 4, 2003 Always - Promo CDS - - - Island Records Silver
September 9, 2003 Rest In Pieces - EP - - - Island Records Silver
June 26, 2007 Ladies And Gentlemen Hit Pack - EP - - - Island Records -


Date Album Name/Details Peak Chart Positions Label(s) Certifications
(sales thresholds)
March 23, 2010 Moving Forward in Reverse: Greatest Hits Island Records


Year Title Peak chart positions Album






2000 "800" Saliva
2001 "Click Click Boom" 58 15 25 Every Six Seconds
2002 "Your Disease" 3 7
"After Me" 31
"Always" 51 2 1 47 Back Into Your System
2003 "Rest in Pieces" 93 11 20
"Raise Up" 29
2004 "Survival of the Sickest" 6 22 Survival of the Sickest
"Razor's Edge" 17
2006 "Ladies and Gentlemen" 101 2 25 199 Blood Stained Love Story
2007 "Broken Sunday" 8
"King of the Stereo" 24
2008 "Family Reunion" 14 Cinco Diablo
2009 "How Could You?" 21
"Southern Girls"
2010 "Time to Shine" Moving Forward in Reverse: Greatest Hits
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


  • "800 (Re-Recorded/New Edit)" (4:37) - From The Resident Evil Soundtrack
  • "Always (Acoustic)" - From The Y100 Sonic Sessions Volume 7
  • "Bleed for Me" (3:59) - From the Daredevil Soundtrack/Rest In Pieces - EP
  • "Don't Question My Heart (Featuring Brent Smith) (ECW)" (3:39) From WWE The Music Volume 8
  • "King Of My World" (3:57) - From WWE Anthology, Vol. 3: Now!
  • "King Of The Stadium" (3:40) - From ESPN's Varsity Inc. (King Of The Stereo Exclusive Edit)
  • "I Walk Alone" (3:47) - From WWE Wreckless Intent
  • "Message of Love" (3:48) - From The Not Another Teen Movie Soundtrack
  • "SpyHunter" (4:19) - From SpyHunter
  • "SpyHunter (Instrumental)" (4:19) - From SpyHunter
  • "Superstar II (EA Mix)" - From Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
  • "Rest in Pieces (Acoustic)" (3:34) - From Rest In Pieces - EP
  • "Turn the Tables" (4:23) - From WWF Forceable Entry
  • "Time" (4:44)- From The Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Soundtrack
  • "Your Disease (Acoustic)" (4:17) - From Your Disease - Single


  • "Your Disease"
  • "Click Click Boom"
  • "Always"
  • "Rest In Pieces"
  • "SpyHunter"
  • "Survival of the Sickest"
  • "Ladies And Gentlemen"
  • "King Of The Stadium" (King Of The Stereo Exclusive Edit)
  • "How Could You?"


  1. ^ "Saliva lose their guitarist". MTV. June 2 2005. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Saliva talk about the new album". WWE. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
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  6. ^ a b c British chart
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  12. ^ a b c American singles chart
  13. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 480. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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