Jackyl

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Jackyl
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Background information
OriginKennesaw, Georgia
GenresSouthern metal, Southern rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal
Years active1987–present
LabelsGeffen Records, Mighty Loud, Epic Records, Sanctuary
Associated actsBrother Cane, Nigel Dupree Band
Websitejackyl.com
MembersJesse James Dupree
Jeff Worley
Chris Worley
Roman Glick
Past membersJimmy Stiff
Thomas Bettini
Ronnie Honeycutt Cliff Witherspoon
 
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Jackyl
Jackyl.jpg
Background information
OriginKennesaw, Georgia
GenresSouthern metal, Southern rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal
Years active1987–present
LabelsGeffen Records, Mighty Loud, Epic Records, Sanctuary
Associated actsBrother Cane, Nigel Dupree Band
Websitejackyl.com
MembersJesse James Dupree
Jeff Worley
Chris Worley
Roman Glick
Past membersJimmy Stiff
Thomas Bettini
Ronnie Honeycutt Cliff Witherspoon

Jackyl is an American rock band formed in 1987. Their sound has been described as hard rock, heavy metal and Southern metal.

The band is best known for its song "The Lumberjack", which features a chainsaw solo by lead singer Jesse James Dupree. On the recording, Dupree alternately revs the chainsaw's engine or uses the chain brake to slow the engine down to change the pitch. Their eponymous album has sold more than a million copies in the United States with released hit singles like "Down on Me" and "When Will it Rain" too. The next one 1994's "Push Comes to Shove" went Gold record. He also performs this stunt live and the number typically climaxes with Dupree slicing up a wooden stool onstage, smashing it, and throwing the sliced pieces out to the crowd. He once had been asked, "How the hell can you play a chainsaw?", to which he responded, "How the hell can you not play a chainsaw?"[citation needed]

History[edit]

Jesse Dupree of Jackyl holding chainsaw while performing "The Lumberjack"
Jesse Dupree of Jackyl performing with son Nigel Thomas Dupree of Nigel Dupree Band
Chris Worley
Jeff Worley
Roman Glick

Debut album[edit]

In 1992, Jackyl's self-titled debut album was released under Geffen Records and eventually went platinum. It features a song entitled "She Loves My Cock," which was omitted from edited versions, as were suggestive elements on the album's cover art. When a K-Mart in Georgia refused to sell Jackyl, the band played an impromptu concert in front of the store. Footage of the event was used for the music video of their single "I Stand Alone."

Push Comes to Shove[edit]

Their second album released in 1994 is titled Push Comes to Shove. Also that year, the band appeared at Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, New York. The album contains the singles "Push Comes to Shove" and "Headed for Destruction".

Cut the Crap[edit]

Jackyl released Cut the Crap in 1997. Its hit song "Locked and Loaded" featured guest vocals from AC/DC's Brian Johnson. Johnson also teamed up with the band for their 2002 album Relentless.

Choice Cuts[edit]

The band's first greatest hits album, Choice Cuts, arrived in 1998. A music video for "We're an American Band" original of Grand Funk Railroad was made.

Stayin' Alive[edit]

Later that year, Stayin' Alive was released. However, while recognized as Jackyl's fourth studio album, of the eleven tracks, the album features three cover songs and three live versions of previously released songs.

Foot Fetish (solo album)[edit]

In 2000, lead singer Jesse James Dupree recorded a solo album entitled Foot Fetish.

Open Invitation[edit]

Less than a month after the events of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Jackyl recorded and released "Open Invitation," which received wide airplay and featured lyrics that included, "I hate you bin Laden" and "You’ve got an open invitation to kiss our ass." The song mixed in clips from George C. Scott's portrayal of George S. Patton giving a speech to his soldiers in the movie Patton and President George W. Bush reading from the Bible's Shepherd's Psalm Psalm 23:4. The band has described their song and lyrics as: "This song is written in the key of 'ANGER' that such a thing can happen in this country. It's not directed toward any religious group or race of people. It is directed toward those 'assholes' responsible."[1]

Relentless[edit]

In 2002, Jackyl released Relentless and took part in the Rock Never Stops Tour. A music video for "Billy Badass" was made.

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jackyl[edit]

The following year, a second greatest hits compilation was produced entitled 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jackyl.

When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide[edit]

In 2010, the band released When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide, releasing several singles and music videos to promote it such as the hit "Just Like A Negro" featuring Run-D.M.C.

Best in Show and concurrent release of Up to No Good by Nigel Dupree Band[edit]

Later on in 2012, the band started working on a new album, and laid down tracks for a song called "Screwdriver" which is to be released on their album Best in Show[2] on July 31, 2012.[3] For the first time ever, in honor of Father's Day, Jackyl and Nigel Dupree Band (the latter fronted by vocalist Nigel Thomas Dupree, son of Jesse James Dupree) are releasing their studio albums simultaneously. Best in Show and Up to No Good (the latter being the 2012 album from the Nigel Dupree Band) are set to be released on July 31, 2012. The first singles from Best in Show and Up to No Good, titled "Screwdriver" and "Tumbleweed", respectively, were issued concurrently on June 17, 2012, with an add date at radio of June 26, 2012.[4] It also was released "Favorite Sin" as radio single charting N.o 42 in USA Mainstream Rock Chart.

Appearance on The New Tom Green Show[edit]

Dupree appeared on an episode of The New Tom Green Show in which he attacked Green's desk with a chainsaw, writing the word "Tom" across the front as a joke, and even cut off a corner for the audience to have as a souvenir. Green was not amused by the joke, and sarcastically insulted Dupree continually. Later, during a musical performance in which Green backed Dupree on the drums, he abandoned the song halfway through, saying Dupree was a "dork".[5]

Guinness World Records[edit]

Jackyl has set two Guinness world records, one for playing 100 concerts in 50 days, and one for performing 21 concerts in a 24-hour period, though the latter has since been broken.[6]

Full Throttle Saloon[edit]

Dupree and Jackyl can now be seen regularly on TruTV's hit show Full Throttle Saloon, a reality show which documents the happenings at the famous South Dakota saloon during the crazy days of the Sturgis bike rally. Dupree is close friends with the saloon owner, Mike Ballard, and also produces the show.

Current band members[edit]

Former band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumUSUS Heat.US IndieCertificationLabel
1992Jackyl761-PlatinumGeffen
1994Push Comes to Shove46--GoldGeffen
1996Night of the Living Dead [live]----Mayhem
1997Cut the Crap133---Epic
1998Choice Cuts [best-of]----Geffen
1998Stayin' Alive----Shimmer Tone
2002Relentless--41-Humidity
200320th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jackyl----Geffen
2004Live at the Full Throttle Saloon----Sanctuary
2010When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide192-31-Mighty Loud
2012Best in Show84---Mighty Loud

Singles[edit]

YearTitleMainstream Rock ChartAlbum
1992"The Lumberjack"24Jackyl
"I Stand Alone"32
"Down on Me"10
"Dirty Little Mind"35
1993"When Will it Rain"11
1994"Push Comes to Shove"7Push Comes to Shove
"Headed for Destruction"35
1997"Locked and Loaded (ft. Brian Johnson)"11Cut the Crap
1998"We're an American Band"31Choice Cuts
2009"My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass"When Moonshine and Dynamite Collides'
2010"She's Not a Drug"When Moonshine and Dynamite Collides'
2011"Deeper in Darkness"When Moonshine and Dynamite Collides'
2012"Screwdriver"Best in Show
2013"Favorite Sin"42Best in Show'

Music Videos[edit]

YearTitleAlbum
1992"The Lumberjack"Jackyl
1992"I Stand Alone"Jackyl
1992"Down on Me"Jackyl
1992"Dirty Little Mind"Jackyl
1993"When Will it Rain"Jackyl
1993"Back Off Brother"Jackyl
1994"Push Comes to Shove"Push Comes to Shove
1998"We're an American Band"Choice Cuts
2002"Billy Badass"Relentless
2010"She's Not a Drug"When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
2010"Just Like a Negro (ft. Run-D.M.C.)"When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
2011"Full Throttle"When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
2012"Screwdriver"Best in Show
2012"Better Than Chicken"Best in Show
2013"It's Tricky (ft. Run-D.M.C.)"Best in Show

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