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Saliva Puts Reunion with Original Singer ‘on Hold’

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 3: Josey Scott of the band Saliva performs during the 10th Annual Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, Georgia May 3, 2003. The three-day music festival features a variety of national acts. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Bad news for Saliva fans who have been anxiously awaiting the band’s reunion with original singer Josey Scott: the planned regrouping “has been put on hold” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the band announced on Tuesday.

Scott fronted the group for 15 years before he opted to leave in 2011 to pursue a solo career in Christian music. He was replaced by Bobby Amaru, who sang on Saliva’s last four albums. Then, in 2019, Scott announced he was returning to the group to “write a badass record.”

When asked the status of the planned reunion, drummer Paul Crosby says he’s not 100 percent sure. “There was talk of all that, and then the pandemic put the brakes on it,” he says. “And, obviously, we’re still dealing with the remnants of the pandemic, so I’m not sure what’s gonna play out. All I can is that all that has been put on hold at least for now — till everything clears up, and then maybe we’ll revisit it.”

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