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: Sammy Hagar & The Circle

Whatta weekend O’ ROCKIN’ planned– Sammy’s not on the Rocktember bill, but he IS headlin’ the Wayzata Beach Bash, and I’m blowin’ out tickets tonite!

104.1 JACK-FM–09/07/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Stevie Nicks

Now that Stevie’s gettin’ older, she requires two bottles of Dramamine on her tour rider backstage…

104.1 JACK-FM–09/06/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Don Henley

First day of the Fair, and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who’s ALSO an Eagle is playin’????

104.1 JACK-FM–08/25/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Bon Jovi

I think Jon needs to re-take his real estate license test…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/24/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Boz Scaggs

I do the Lido Shuffle every afternoon in the break room…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/23/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Stones in Cuba

Been to Cuba yet, since ya can? Mick and Keith have…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/22/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Unite in Purple

Gonna be rubbin’ shoulders next week with a Prince Protégé at the Jack Shack…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/19/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Pink Floyd

Aiight, show of hands–who needs a 27-disc Floyd boxset in their collection?

104.1 JACK-FM–08/18/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Extreme

Pornograffitti…such a clever play on words, eh?

104.1 JACK-FM–08/17/2016

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JACK’s Inside Track: Kansas

Anytime you can talk about a band with a member rockin’ an eye patch, I say TAKE IT!

104.1 JACK-FM–08/16/2016

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