Jackyl

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": hard rock southern rock rock heavy metal chainsaw rock hair metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

This Atlanta, Georgia, USA-based band was formed in 1990 by larger-than-life frontman Jesse James Dupree, guitarists Jeff Worley and Jimmy Stiff, bass player Tom Bettini and drummer Chris Worley. The band created an enormous buzz, with a basic AC/DC style that transferred well to the live setting on a heavy touring schedule, and they were quickly signed by John Kalodner to Geffen Records. Jackyl courted controversy from the start, enraging feminists with the ludicrously titled ‘She Loves My Cock’, while Dupree’s onstage antics kept the music press busy. During ‘The Lumberjack’, Dupree soloed on a chainsaw (his father had been so impressed by a club performance with a hired chainsaw that he bought his son a new one) and also regularly indulged his penchant for performing the latter part of the set naked, which resulted in an early departure from a Lynyrd Skynyrd support slot. However, tours with Damn Yankees and, in particular, Aerosmith...

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