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Jackyl

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From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Jackyl News

Below is our complete Jackyl news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: A Jackyl Screwdriver

This week Bret Michaels (Poison) announced he is working on a movie about his life. For those of you that missed this announcement (God Bless You) you didn’t notice that Michaels has a production company with partner Charlie Sheen. What!?! The movie is the story of his life starting in Pittsburgh and then…you know what, I can’t do this. This is not a good idea. More...

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Sunday Old School: Jackyl

Jackyl is probably best known for its song "The Lumberjack", which features a chainsaw solo by lead singer Jesse James Dupree. He once was asked, "How the hell can you play a chainsaw?" to which he responded, "How the hell can you not play a chainsaw?" This is the story of Jackyl.

Jackyl is made up of current members Jesse James Dupree (vocals, guitar, and chainsaw), Jeff Worley (guitar), Roman Glick (bass), and Chris Worley (drums). Past members include Jimmy Stiff (guitar), Ronnie Honeycutt (vocals), and Thomas Bettini (bass).

The 1992 self-titled debut album featured singles “The Lumberjack,” “Down on Me,” and “I Stand Alone.” Their debut went platinum, mostly due to “The Lumberjack” because vocalist Jesse James Dupree performed a chain-saw solo. People like chainsaws. The song became a hit and staple for the Jackyl live show to this day. Videos where also created for their singles.

The video for “The Lumberjack” begins with the Southern cliché of an old man sitting on a porch, smoking a Pall Mall with his shotgun close by. I’m surprised they didn’t place a Waffle House in the background. A general comment: “Lumberjack” is maybe the only performance where the lead singer seamlessly changes from a sombrero, to flannel, to a jumpsuit. Anyway, there is a school house nearby, with a bearded female teacher and students that like to bang their heads to the music of Jackyl, especially when the chainsaws are blazing. The primary lesson in this video is that chainsaws turn girls into sluts. The “Down on Me” video tells the story of a record store owner who refuses to sell CDs to underage kids because of the Parental Advisory Warning. Long story short, the owner loses his business and ends up on the street as a CD whore. I really enjoyed this video.

Ever since the release of their debut album, the band has hit the road and barely left it since. In 1994, the second album titled ‘Push Comes to Shove’ went gold. Later that year, Jackyl had a notable performance at Woodstock '94, resulting in the inclusion of their song “Headed for Destruction” as part of the Woodstock compilation album. In 1997, Jackyl released the album ‘Cut the Crap.’ The album included “Locked and Loaded”, a song with guest vocalist Brian Johnson (AC/DC). It was the first time Johnson had ever collaborated with an artist. In 2002, they would collaborate again on the song “Kill the Sunshine” off their ‘Relentless’ album. B-sides, greatest hits, and live albums would follow; however, like any true rock and roll band, it has been the live performances that have created their following.

Their live performances have earned the band two Guinness Book of World Records citations and the designation "The Hardest Working Band in Rock 'N' Roll" for performing 100 shows in 50 days as well as 21 shows in 24 hours.

Jackyl has also flirted with the reality show circuit, seen regularly on the show Full Throttle Saloon. In 2010 the band released a new album titled “When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide.” Jackyl is available to play wherever chainsaws are sold. You can usually catch them on stage at a festival near you.

The Lumberjack VIDEO
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The Rockstar Ramblings: Strip Club Inspired

Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) was recently in Sydney, Australia to launch the new MTV Classic television network. Slash and his wife met up with the young pop princess Justin Bieber who was hoping to have dinner with the guitar legend. Instead of a dinner invite Bieber got more than he bargained when Slash invited him out to a strip club. No news on whether Justin accepted the invite, but the rule is that any time an inappropriate strip club invite is made, it must inspire a column so here we go… More...

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Two New Contests On Metalunderground.com

Metalunderground.com has teamed up with Killing Time and Fresno Media to offer you the chance to win Killing Time's new album, "Three Steps Back," as well as a drumhead signed by the drummer. All you have to do to enter to win is send an email to killingtime2010[AT]metalunderground.com with the subject of "Killing Time" and your name and mailing address in the body. (limit one entry per person). On May 14th one winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.

Here's a photo of the drumhead:

Killing Time drumhead

We've also teamed up with Jackyl and Big Machine Media to offer you the chance to win and autographed chainsaw. You'll have to pre-order your copy of the new Jackyl album, "When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide," by April 28, 2010 to enter to win this one. Jackyl gained much notoriety for their single "The Lumberjack" in which Dupree performs a chainsaw solo. The introduction of Jackyl's fifth instrument on the album and in concert quickly became one of the band's many trademarks.

For pre-ordering the album you'll receive an autographed copy of the album, a couple of Jackyl guitar picks, and a personal thank you call from one of the guys in the band! (available for a limited time only). The album will be in stores on May 4, 2010 and your copy will be mailed to you to arrive around the same time. Also available is an exclusive "When Moonshine And Dynamite Collide" album cover teeshirt. Not available anywhere else, you can add the tee to your order for only $10.

Check our contests page periodically for the latest contests and giveaways.

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