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Boogie rockers Jackyl were instantly lumped into the hair metal category upon their debut in 1992, but their sound was only vaguely reminiscent of the genre. Still, this label stuck with them after the sound became un-hip and their loud rock & roll was largely ignored by the mainstream. But due to the well-rounded Southern rock they were releasing throughout the '90s, they maintained a dedicated following that few other bands from the era could claim.

The band started in 1990, forming in Georgia out of vocalist Jesse James Dupree, guitarist Jeff Worley, drummer Chris Worley, bassist Tom Bettini, and guitarist Jimmy Stiff. The fivesome shared an enthusiasm for AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and other like-minded artists, and were soon crafting their own blend of hard rock and Southern boogie around their native state. Record executives got hip to their live show, which included chain saws, among other things, and soon the band signed to Geffen.

A self-titled debut enjoyed several hit rock singles, including "When Will It Rain," "I Stand Alone," and "Down on Me." But the most attention was drawn by "The Lumberjack," an ode to burly chainsaw wielders that witnessed a power tool solo by Dupree. His chainsaw abilities became their recognized gimmick, and equally gimmick-crazy guitarist Ted Nugent took the band on the road for a tour that included his own archery display as well.

This was good for their career in the short term, but their reputation as a hair metal band was cemented by the appearances with Damn Yankees and Slaughter on the road. By the time 1994's Push Comes to Shove was released, Geffen was firmly against promoting a group with that reputation and allowed the record to sink to the bottom of the charts. The group left the label and moved to Mayhem, marking the occasion with a live album before leaving the label only a year later for a jump to Sony. 1997's Cut the Crap enjoyed play on rock radio, but was still overshadowed by popular alternative rock acts. Sony dropped the group, so they quickly signed to Shimmering Tone and began work on Stayin' Alive. The record came out to poor critical reception, and the cracks in the band's armor began to show.

A lineup change was necessary, so Bettini and Stiff got the boot and former Brother Cane guitarist Roman Glick was drafted into the lineup. Writing tracks with AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, the band returned in 2002 with Relentless, followed by Live at the Full Throttle Saloon in 2004, When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide in 2010, and Best In Show in 2012.


Not to be confused with Jackal.

Jackyl is an American rock band formed in 1987. 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.


History1.1 Debut album1.2 Push Comes to Shove1.3 Cut the Crap1.4 Choice Cuts1.5 Stayin' Alive1.6 Foot Fetish (solo album)1.7 Open Invitation1.8 Relentless1.9 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jackyl1.10 When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide1.11 Best in Show and concurrent release of Up to No Good by Nigel Dupree Band


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 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[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. Geffen Records produced a music video for their cover of We're an American Band, a 1970's hit song by Grand Funk Railroad.

Stayin' Alive[edit]

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)[edit]

In 2000, lead singer 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."


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.

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[edit]
Main article: Best in Show (Jackyl album)

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.

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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.

Full Throttle Saloon[edit]

Main article: 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[edit]

Jesse James Dupree - Lead vocals / Guitar / ChainsawJeff Worley- GuitarRoman Glick - Bass guitarChris Worley - Drums ^ "Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Jeff Worley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 

Former band members[edit]

Jimmy Stiff - GuitarRonnie Honeycutt - VocalsThomas Bettini - Bass
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Date Venue Location Tickets
08.22.15 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre Sterling Heights, MI US