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Josey Scott of Saliva and Brett Scallions of Fuel sing hits at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Aug. 27

Josey Scott of Saliva and Brett Scallions of Fuel sing hits at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Aug. 27
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Josey Scott, the original vocalist of Saliva, and Brett Scallions, the original vocalist of Fuel, will be performing the rock hits from their former bands at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Aug. 27 at part of The Original Madness Tour.

Expect to hear Saliva’s “Click Click Boom,” “Ladies and Gentlemen,” and “Always” alongside Fuel’s “Hemorrhage (In My Hands),” “Shimmer,” and “Bittersweet.”

Doors at Penn’s Peak (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe) open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the show, go on sale next Friday, May 27 at 10 a.m. via, the Penn’s Peak box office, and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Josey Scott is a rock musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known as the former lead vocalist of the rock band Saliva. In addition to Saliva, he co-wrote and performed “Hero” with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, which was used as one of the theme songs to the original “Spider-Man” film in 2002. This recording also featured Tyler Connolly, Mike Kroeger, Matt Cameron, and Jeremy Taggart and won Best Video from a Film at the 2003 MTV Music Video Awards.

Prior to Saliva, Scott fronted a Memphis-area heavy metal band 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 X-Ecutioners (“(Even) More Human Than Human”).

Scott has also had minor roles in television and film. He played Rodney Gronbeck, an LAPD computer expert, in the TNT crime drama “Wanted” and had 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.

Scott sang the song “If You Wanna Get to Heaven” in the straight-to-DVD feature film “The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning,” which features when the General Lee is pulled from the water. He 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.

Born in Brownsville, Tennessee, Brett Scallions gained recognition as the founding lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for multi-platinum alternative rockers Fuel from 1993-2006 and again from 2010-2020. During that time, the Harrisburg-based group released four major label albums, including the double-platinum “Something Like Human.”

After leaving Fuel, Scallions joined The X’s and Circus Diablo playing bass. Both bands ultimately became one-album projects and concluded shortly after subsequent tours.

In 2007, he was selected as the lead singer for Riders on the Storm, a project featuring former members of The Doors, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek.

Scallions contributed lead vocals to the charity single “Something to Believe,” released by the band Hollow on iTunes via Koch Records in 2010.

Outside Re-Fueled, where Scallions played Fuel songs with a different lineup, he teamed up with Sean Danielsen of Smile Empty Soul and producer Eddie Wohl, writing and recording under the name World Fire Brigade.

Their debut album, “Spreading My Wings,” was released by FrostByte Media Inc. in 2012. The lineup consisted of Scallions (vocals/guitar), Sean Danielsen (vocals/guitar), and Eddie Wohl (keyboards). Guest musicians on the record included former Candiria drummer Ken Schalk, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), and Andy Andersson (Black Robot).

After Fuel released “Angels & Devils” with new vocalist Toryn Green in 2007, Scallions took over the moniker for the 2014 album “Puppet Strings.” Now that the name is back with founding guitarist and songwriter Carl Bell in the Lehigh Valley, Scallions is working on a solo album and singing the classic hits live on tour.

Scallions was ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader at No. 50.