Jesse James Dupree has announced the release of a new studio album titled Breathing Fire planned for global release on November 10, 2023. Lead track “Never Gets Old,” co-written with AC/DC’s Brian Johnson is out now. The recording features Jesse, with his son Nigel on drums, and Jackyl bandmate guitarist Roman Glick.
Dupree and old friend Brian Johnson collaborated for several tracks on Jackyl records, dating back to Cut The Crap’s “Locked & Loaded” (1997) and “Kill The Sunshine” from Relentless (2002).
Brian Johnson of AC/DC is ROCK! I camped out for two nights to get Back in Black concert tickets in 1980, and to be writing songs with him is a trip!
The accompanying lyric video for the lead single “Never Gets Old” hides a piece of the rock puzzle. As the video plays on, viewers will see timeless fonts. Each one is a clue, a connection to a legendary band that has shaped the soundtracks of our lives with a chance to win a free trip and concert experience if you participate in the hunt.
This video is dedicated to all of those that used to camp out for front row concert tickets.
Regarding the upcoming album, Dupree offers:
This album is a convenient accident as I had no intention of recording one. It came about when I was listening to some old AC/DC records, and it reminded me how important rock ‘n roll is to me. The ideas started coming, and at the same time my son Nigel walked through the door from Nashville. The next thing I knew Roman was there, and we were laying the tracks down. I had not spoken to Brian Johnson for about six months because he was preoccupied with his book tour. Coincidentally, he dialed me in the days after we had been recording. Some of the strongest songs I’ve ever been a part of are featured on this album. How cool is it to play with your son, your best friend (in Roman), and to write songs with Brian Johnson? Life doesn’t get better than that.