Bobby Amaru says his marching orders were pretty clear when he joined Saliva at the beginning of 2012 to replace original frontman Josey Scott.
"They wanted a new energy," Amaru, who was leading his own band and had also been the drummer for Burn Season prior to joining Saliva, tells Billboard. "When we talked on the phone the first time, they told me what they were looking for. They said they really liked my voice and liked my energy and, I guess, my vibe, and they said they had been lacking that for awhile. As they would tell you, it wasn't fun anymore in the band. It was almost like they needed a new fire, and I feel like I definitely added a new energy to the band."
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