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: Bob Dylan

On the fence over seein’ Dylan at one of his THREE shows in town this week?

104.1 JACK-FM–11/04/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Led Zeppelin

The continued Zeppelinization of the world is upon us once again…

104.1 JACK-FM–11/03/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Rob Zombie

How do ya UP the scare factor for Halloween when yer Rob Zombie?

104.1 JACK-FM–10/31/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Coldplay

Are you waitin’ for the inevitable name-callin’ and hair-pullin’ between Gwyneth and Jennifer over Chris?

104.1 JACK-FM–10/30/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Queen Forever

It’ll be 23 years next month that Freddie left us, but Queen is still Forever…

104.1 JACK-FM–10/29/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Prince

I’d bet my Jack-o-Lantern that THIS weekend’s SNL line-up is waaaay better than last weekend’s Jim Carrey and Iggy Azalea travesty…

104.1 JACK-FM–10/28/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Depeche Mode

Ever wanted to see Depeche Mode play a house of ill repute in Berlin?

104.1 JACK-FM–10/27/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: One Direction

Got yer trusty compass handy?

104.1 JACK-FM–10/24/2014

George Harrison Said to Be Seriously Ill

JACK’s Inside Track: John Lennon

Can I interest you in a guitar once owned by a Beatle?

104.1 JACK-FM–10/23/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: REM

I guess breakin’ up means NOTHING in the 21st Century…

104.1 JACK-FM–10/22/2014

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