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Jesse's booty call

Jackyl frontman and professional wildcard Jesse James Dupree didn't run for president this year, but he's standing firm on his Booty platform. "When I was going to school, girls wore britches where you could see their shapely little butts," he says from his Kennesaw home and recording studio. "It let you know why God made you a little boy."
Today's fashions of baggy pants and unisex designs, Dupree says, are to blame for metal's slide from the sex obsession of the '70s and '80s to the raw aggression of recent years. "Nowadays, the fellahs don't have the girls waving that damn red flag in their face, saying, 'Hey put your energy into this shit, dude.' I think that's why this whole genre of music came about, where it's '1-2-3-4, beat the hell outta each other.' They don't know what to do with all that energy. They ain't gettin' no booty."
His solution? "We gotta get things focused back on the booty factor and see if we can't get 50 percent of these fellahs' time focused on the right endeavor." To that end, Dupree's been getting busy of late promoting his first solo album, Foot Fetish, on V2 Records. He's even cooked up a contest on his website (jessejamesdupree.com) to find pictures of the sexiest and ugliest feet. The winner gets a trip to London.
"I've gotten some hot pictures and some nasty knobs, too, man," he laughs. In addition to playing footsie, the chainsaw-wielding musician is heading out on the road to preach his booty message to the masses. "My mission is to let everybody know that fucking is good. If I was head of sex-ed, I'd say, 'Sure you gotta wear a rubber, but the shit's still good. So get down in it!'"