with Saliva’s Josey and Jon
During the interview we talked about a lot of things from other bands performances to rock star live styles and why
they have those life styles. Many of the questions I had were left unanswered, but I don’t have a complaint because
of all the other things we talked about. First and foremost, Saliva is a great group of guys that don’t hold anything
back on stage or when you talk to them. This was a great experience and I want to give a shout out to Josey and Jon…..Thanks
STS: Tell me a little about the music scene
in your home town.
Josey: Well, we aren’t really home
long enough to really comment on that. I mean we have bands there that are our friends. Its okay I guess. It reminds you of
being your and struggling, like we did. We were in other bands and got together in 1997. We really have been blessed. We truly
get along with each other and love each other and would do anything for each other. It’s really like a five-way marriage.
I know bands that genuinely hate each other.
STS: I really don’t know how they
stay together as long as they do.
Josey: We have been through deaths, births,
divorces, drug rehab. That’s what “Blood stained love story” is about. Part of its blood stained and part
of its love story.
STS: I was wondering were you came up the
title of the album.
Josey: Well we took two years off and we
had everything that was horrible and wonderful happen to us. I had a son, and the rest of the guys, had divorces and most
of the bad stuff, so I had a lot to write about. I found a title in an article that I was reading, this lady said “was
talking about Jesus’ crucifixion and given both sides of the argument, believer and non-believer.” She got down
to the end of the interview and she said “the truth what a beautiful love story stained in blood.” I was like
“what a beautiful love story stained in blood…blood stained love story” I was like “God that is Bad
STS: Yeah some of those things just click
perfect, but other influences have you drawn on?
Josey: ACDC, Motley Crue, Hank Williams,
Jr. and Sr., Johnny Cash, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, and Triple 6 Mafia from our home town. When
we first came out, they tried to label us a Rap Rock and we were like “WHAT” because we were just doing what Elvis
did. Elvis went to church on Sunday and see the black choir, he would sneak out to the blues club on Saturday night and see
blues, and then he would go to the juke joints on Friday nights and hear rockabilly, which is just sped up country. So he
took a little of this and a little of that and came up with Rock and Roll. So that’s all we did and that’s our
STS: Is there any one band that you would
love to share the stage with than any other?
Josey: Motley Crue or ACDC too….
STS: When you hear your songs in movies
and on T.V., how does that make you feel?
Josey: Its never gets old to us.
Some other bands say that they are use to it, but they aren’t. It never gets old. That was the dream that was the dream
that I had and they had since we were little boys to grow up and be a rock star. I didn’t even know what to tell the
teacher of what I wanted to be. I just took in the KISS album cover and held it up and said “That’s what I want
to be, I don’t know what it is, but that’s what I want to be.” When you hear something on the radio or see
your video on MTV or any of the video channels, it confirms that you did something and it’s real.