Remy Maxwell

remy Remy Maxwell Born on the very day that Jimi Hendrix died, Remy Maxwell was destined for greatness. But mediocrity would have to do. Raised on a farm in South Louisiana by free-spirited freaks, Remy was inundated with music from day one.

Weaned on a healthy diet of Zeppelin, Elton John, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell (no, not Ween … they weren’t born yet) and the like wafting from the speakers in the trees, Joni and Elton were quickly replaced by Nugent and KISS, which provided an effortless transition to Van Halen, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Pantera, Alice in Chains, Janes Addiction and TOOL to name but a few.

Finally, the impressionable youth’s life calling was made apparent! Since that lucrative gig as an exterminator didn’t pan out, Remy spent his formative years playing in bands in New Orleans, Orlando, and Los Angeles. That never blew up into rock-star-size proportions, so a life behind the mic bouncin’ off the walls doin’ a show on the radio would have to suffice.

During a brief two-year interlude in L.A., he engineered records for such luminaries as Motörhead, Great White, Blind Melon, Irene Cara (FAME, baby!), Keith Sweat (pullin’ jailbait waaay before R.Kelly), and Gerardo. After stints at the ground-breaking KNAC and KLOS in Southern California, the allure of monster mosquitos in the summer and sub-zero ice fishing temperatures in the winter became too tough to ignore. Remy packed up his Harleys, DVD collection, and rolling wet bar and landed in Minneapolis, where he has reigned as rock radio’s premiere “Dirtbag Dujour” for almost a decade.

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JACK’s Inside Track: Record Store Day 2014

I spent a good chunk of my formative years in records stores…now they’re so obsolete, they’ve got their own special DAY!

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JACK’s Inside Track: UB40

I’ve heard of music “hurting” your ears, but actually causing hemmoraging?!?

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JACK’s Inside Track: AC/DC RIP?

Can it really be over?!?

104.1 JACK-FM–04/16/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Michael Jackson

Oh boy! Just what I wasn’t waiting for…

104.1 JACK-FM–04/15/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Lollapalooza 2014

Not only was I in the pit at the first Lollapalooza in ’91, but I had a nose ring too!

104.1 JACK-FM–04/14/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Coachella 2014

And I was plannin’ on goin’ to the festival this year…

104.1 JACK-FM–04/11/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: The Black Keys

Do ya think the white keys are gonna develop an inferiority complex?

104.1 JACK-FM–04/10/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Peter Gabriel

What do Peter and Maynard James Kennan from Tool have in common?

104.1 JACK-FM–04/09/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: The Smashing Pumpkins

I’ve already got reservations for my birthday at Billy Corgan’s “Madame Zuzu’s Tea Garden”…

104.1 JACK-FM–04/08/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Eddie Money VS. Kenny Loggins

I really think this should be the Main Event at Rockwoods JamFest this year…

104.1 JACK-FM–04/07/2014

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