|Genres||Southern metal, Southern rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal|
|Labels||Geffen Records, Mighty Loud, Epic Records, Sanctuary|
|Associated acts||Brother Cane, Nigel Dupree Band|
|Members||Jesse James Dupree
|Past members||Jimmy Stiff
Jackyl is an American rock band formed in 1991. Their sound has been described as hard rock, heavy metal and Southern metal. 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". The band is best known for its song "The Lumberjack", which features a chainsaw solo by lead singer Jesse James Dupree.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Debut album
- 1.2 Push Comes to Shove
- 1.3 Cut the Crap
- 1.4 Choice Cuts
- 1.5 Stayin' Alive
- 1.6 Foot Fetish (solo album)
- 1.7 Open Invitation
- 1.8 Relentless
- 1.9 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jackyl
- 1.10 When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
- 1.11 Best in Show and concurrent release of Up to No Good by Nigel Dupree Band
- 2 Guinness World Records
- 3 Full Throttle Saloon
- 4 Current band members
- 5 Former band members
- 6 Discography
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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 Kmart 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
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
Choice Cuts failed to revive the band's sales and touring success, so Geffen Records and JACKYL parted company. Later that year, Stayin' Alive was released by their new record-label, Shimmer Tone. Recognized as Jackyl's fourth studio album, of the eleven tracks, three are covers of other bands' songs, and three are live versions of previously-released songs.
Foot Fetish (solo album)
In 2000, lead singer Dupree recorded a solo album entitled Foot Fetish.
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."
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jackyl
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
In December of 2011 Dupree appeared in That Metal Show where talked about chainsaws, his recent injuries, marathon touring and all things of Jackyl with Sully Erna from Godsmack and Glenn Hughes as guests too.
Best in Show and concurrent release of Up to No Good by Nigel Dupree Band
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 on July 31, 2012. 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 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. It also was released "Favorite Sin" as radio single charting N.o 42 in USA Mainstream Rock Chart.
Guinness World Records
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.
Full Throttle Saloon
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
- Jesse James Dupree - Lead vocals, Guitar, Chainsaw, tambourine, megaphone
- Jeff Worley- Guitar, backing vocals
- Roman Glick - Bass guitar, backing vocals
- Chris Worley - Drums
Former band members
- Jimmy Stiff - Guitar, backing vocals
- Ronnie Honeycutt - Vocals
- Thomas Bettini - Bass
|Year||Album||US||US Heat.||US Indie||Certification||Label|
|1994||Push Comes to Shove||46||-||-||Gold||Geffen|
|1997||Cut the Crap||133||-||-||-||Epic|
|1998||Stayin' Alive||-||-||-||-||Shimmer Tone|
|2010||When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide||192||-||31||-||Mighty Loud|
|2012||Best in Show||84||-||-||-||Mighty Loud|
|Year||Album||US||US Heat.||US Indie||Certification||Label|
|1996||Night of the Living Dead [live]||-||-||-||-||Mayhem|
|1998||Choice Cuts [best-of]||-||-||-||-||Geffen|
|2003||20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jackyl||-||-||-||-||Geffen|
|2004||Live at the Full Throttle Saloon||-||-||-||-||Sanctuary|
|2014||10 Live! ||-||-||-||-||Sanctuary Records Group|
|Year||Title||Mainstream Rock Chart||Album|
|"I Stand Alone"||32|
|"Down on Me"||10|
|"Dirty Little Mind"||35|
|1993||"When Will it Rain"||11|
|1994||"Push Comes to Shove"||7||Push Comes to Shove|
|"Headed for Destruction"||35|
|1997||"Locked and Loaded (ft. Brian Johnson)"||11||Cut the Crap|
|1998||"We're an American Band"||31||Choice Cuts|
|2009||"My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass"||When Moonshine and Dynamite Collides|
|2010||"She's Not a Drug"|
|2011||"Deeper in Darkness"|
|2012||"Screwdriver"||Best in Show|
- "Jackyl Formed in 1991". Bladerunner Radio.
- "Yahoo Music - Exclusive New Music and Music Videos". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
- ""amazon.com Best in Show Jackyl MP3 Downloads” Amazon.com Obtained June 17, 2012". Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- ""Jackyl Teases New Tune 'Screwdriver'” 94.5 KFMX Radio - Absolute Rock 94.5 - Lubbock Music Obtained May 20, 2012". Lubbock's Rock 94.5. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- ""Jackyl Frontman And Son Releasing Songs For Father's Day" Antimusic/Iconoclast Entertainment Group June 15, 2012 Obtained June 24, 2012". Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Amazon.com: 10 Live!: Jackyl: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 24 October 2014.