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: Tommy Ramone RIP

He was only in the band for four years, but he paved the way for over-caffeinated drummers EVERYWHERE…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/15/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: The Who

Pete’s gonna take his windmill around the world one last time…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/14/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Imagine Dragons

I’m not really sure what baseball has to do with rock bands, but a big one is playin’ the MLB All Star Concert this weekend…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/11/2014

The current lineup of Asia (courtesy of the band): Sam Coulson, Geoff Downes, John Wetton and Carl Palmer

JACK’s Inside Track: Asia

Tell the truth–have you been waiting on a new Asia album?

104.1 JACK-FM–07/10/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Pink Floyd

Okay, wait–Syd Barrett’s been dead for a while, and Roger Waters isn’t on speakin’ terms with David Gilmour…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/09/2014

Provided photo/Mick Rock

JACK’s Inside Track: Loverboy

Feelin’ nostalgic for a less-than-fashionable time in music? Then there’s cause for celebration!

104.1 JACK-FM–07/08/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Prince

The stars have aligned for Prince to end up on Jack’s Inside Track on Seven Seven Fourteen…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/07/2014

Don Henley (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: Don Henley

Just 5 years before Hell Froze Over and The Eagles reunited, Don Henley was hittin’ the peak of his solo powers…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/03/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Iggy & Bieber

It’s a banner week for Belgium news!

104.1 JACK-FM–07/02/2014

The Doors (Central Press/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: The Doors

Forty-three years after Jim took the proverbial dirt-nap—or DID he—The Doors mystique still continues with a new tribute album.

104.1 JACK-FM–07/01/2014

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