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Saliva Puts Life Details Into New Album

Of the Oakland Press

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Want to know what’s up with Saliva? Just listen to their albums.

“Every record’s been a Polaroid, basically, of where we are in our lives, and this record is no exception,” frontman

Josey Scott

says of “Blood Stained Love Story,” the Memphis rock quintet’s fi fth release. “A lot of us have had children and gotten married or gotten divorced, so there’s been a lot of range of emotion and range of life situations to write about on this record.

“It’s a blow-by-blow documentation of what we go through and hopefully what everybody’s been through. It’s very romantic and very optimistic and sort of redemptive, and it’s got dark places in it, too. It deals with death and romance and God and violence and injustice and all the good, rebellious rock ’n’ roll things.”

“Blood Stained Love Story,” which debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 chart last month, is Saliva’s first album since 2004 — the group’s longest break ever. It also reunites the band with Bob Marlette, who also produced Saliva’s 2001 major label debut “Every Six Seconds,” and introduces new guitarist Jon Montoya from Full Devil Jacket, who replaces founding member Chris D’Abaldo.

Scott, meanwhile, says the best part of putting out an album is touring to support it, and he expects Saliva will be rolling for the better part of this year and probably into 2008.

“We’re just gonna keep beatin’ up the road, man,” says the 35-year-old singer, who dueted with

Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger

on the chart-topping “Hero” on the “Spider-Man” soundtrack in 2002. “We’re bus rats. We love being on tour and rocking our fans and getting close to our fans and signing autographs and the whole schmear, man.

“I love it, you know? I love playing for the fans of Saliva and playing our new music. We’re probably gonna be playing a lot of the stuff from the new record because we really love all of it.”

Saliva, Crossfade and Ligion perform at the WRIF Anniversary Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 23rd) at the State Theatre, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $21.01. Call (313) 961-5450 or visit www.livenation.com

Web Site: www.livenation.com

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