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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Remy Maxwell’s Top 10 JACK’s Inside Tracks of 2014

El Jefe Remy Maxwell picked his nose then picked his Top 10 Inside Tracks of 2014. Check ‘em out!

12/18/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Soul Asylum

Step right up! Now’s yer chance to see Soul Asylum in their natural habitat of a sweaty, closet-sized iconic venue!

104.1 JACK-FM–12/17/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Foreigner

The really strange thing is that no one in Foreigner has a Green Card…

104.1 JACK-FM–12/16/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Jack The Halls

My spiked eggnog cup runneth over!

104.1 JACK-FM–12/12/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Mariah Carey Christmas

I think Nick Cannon got Mariah’s voice in the divorce settlement…

104.1 JACK-FM–12/11/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Kurt Cobain

We’ve all seen Kurt and Courtney, and some of us even caught that Gus Van Sant flick about the late Nirvana frontman…

104.1 JACK-FM–12/10/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Van Halen

The VH Planning Committee seems to be laggin’…

104.1 JACK-FM–12/09/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Steven Tyler

Steven’s got his Santa hat on this year and a sack fulla Christmas spirit!

104.1 JACK-FM–12/08/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: U2

The Edge has said that Bono “basically can’t move for the next few months”…

104.1 JACK-FM–12/05/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Motorhead

Who’s ready for a Panda Party??!?

104.1 JACK-FM–12/04/2014

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