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.
Finally…salvation is on it’s way!
So, ya think Jared Leto’s gonna have his Oscar displayed on the drum riser behind him when his band opens for Linkin Park tonight at the Fair?
Amy Lee’s scorin’ movies now…
The Kid NEVER disappoints live, and this weekend’ll be no different!
From Rolling Stone covergirl to Target Center tomorrow night!
Looks like Tim Bachman’s pullin’ a Gary Glitter…
Bein’ a Rock Doc Freak, I almost feel like a total loser having NOT yet seen “Stop Making Sense”, celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary!
There are solutions for inflating one’s Bizkit when the feeling of limp arises…
KISS has never been a band to “jam” with supporting acts, but Def Lep’s Phil Collen has been dressin’ up in garb to join the band on this tour!
Three things that make the world go ’round…literally!