*Jesse Dupree and Roman Glick of Jackyl will lead this years Toys For Tots Parade in Chicago on Dec 5 from Dan Ryan Woods *Jackyl will be playing a matinee show at Tailgaters in Bolingbrook after the parade
Jackyl w/ Special Guest DMC of famed Run DMC Support Nigel Dupree
Date: Sunday December 5, 2010 Venue: Tailgaters 431 West Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440 Website: www.tailgatersgrill.com Venue phone: (630) 679-1994
21+ Ticket price: $15
*2nd Season of TRU TV's Full Throttle Saloon airs Nov 17 www.trutv.com/shows/full_throttle_saloon/index.html#c=/video/full-throttle-saloon/welcome-to-angieland.html
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 and When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide in 2010.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JACKYL COLLABORATE WITH DMC ON NEW SINGLE! FALL/WINTER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!
What a kick ass year 2010 has turned out to be for rockers Jackyl! Jesse Dupree (Vocals), Jeff Worley (Guitar), Roman Glick (Bass) & Chris Worley (Drums) celebrated the release of the new Jackyl CD, 'When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide' by personally calling everyone that pre-ordered to thank them for their support. "We never expected just how cool that was going to be" Jackyl Lead
Vocalist Jesse James Dupree quoted. As their first single 'She's Not A Drug' shot up the active rock charts, Jackyl continued to tour from coast to coast.
The shenanigans were just beginning! Dupree serves as executive producer of the truTV hit series FULL THROTTLE SALOON, which looks at the behind-the-scenes mayhem at Michael Ballard's legendary biker watering hole in Sturgis, South Dakota. The second exciting season, which features a performance by Jackyl, launches on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 10 p.m. (ET).
Jackyl are ending 2010 with a bang by collaborating with R&R Hall of Fame legend DMC from Run DMC by releasing the single 'Just Like A Negro'.
DMC will be performing the extremely powerful song with Jackyl on stage during their late fall and winter tour. "Darryl is an inspiration and it's an honor to sing and share the stage with him, especially having such a impacting message in our song, Just Like A Negro" says Dupree of DMC.
The single is available for purchase at www.jackyl.com , and comes with a limited edition Jackyl featuring DMC poster, or download at ITUNES. Other JACKYL FALL TOUR DATES CONFIRMED:
11/24 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre. 11/25 Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill. 11/26 Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero. 11/27 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop. 12/2 Council Bluffs, IA @ Whiskey. 12/3 Green Bay,WI @ The Club at Tom, Dick, & Harry's. 12/4 Libertyville, IL @ Austins. 12/10 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts 96 Rock X-Mas Show.
More dates TBC...
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