25 years of Jackyl. From the moment their first album was released in 1992, the band has defied gravity. They were introduced at a time that rock music was taking a drastic turn toward the "shoe gazing" and the "anti-star” alternative music and/or the grunge of Seattle. No one would have bet on this band to make any kind of a showing. The possibility that this band would hang a platinum record on the wall was slim-to-none, had it not been for one key factor……the band had beat the road relentlessly and there was that ALMIGHTY fan base. A solid base of straight up blue-collar rockers that looked at each Jackyl show as more like a family reunion. The band never looked back and has never shied away from its signature “Lumberjack” chainsaw. Whereas other bands may have chosen to distance themselves from such, Jackyl embraced it, the same as Angus wearing his school boy outfit, Kiss wearing their make-up or Iron Maiden having Eddie come out onto the stage. Give the people what they want and more. And there was more, “I Stand Alone”, “Down On Me”, “When Will It Rain”, “Dirty Little Mind” … All charting top-10 Rock Radio Singles. Now after 25 years that first album has sold approximately 2 million copies.
The members of the band that built the above story: Jeff Worley, Chris Worley, Jimmy Stiff, Tom Bettini, Roman Glick and Jesse James Dupree. You want to discuss how they defied gravity? Well the answer is simple. Jackyl is a celebration of the fundamentals of Rock and Roll: two guitars, bass, drums and a chainsaw. Every single night, regardless of venue, no matter how big or how small, it is attacked as if the show was at Madison Square Gardens. Come out and see us on the 25 th Anniversary tour.
ROCK ME ROLL ME JACKYL ME OFF……We Ain’t Done Yet.