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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LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 31:  Members of the band Chicago (L-R), guitarist Keith Howland, bassist/singer Jason Scheff and trombone player Jason Pankow, perform during the "CD USA" New Year's Eve event at the Fremont Street Experience December 31, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The music show is part of the "America's Party" celebration in Las Vegas, featuring performances by six bands and a fireworks display from casino rooftops for the live New Year's Eve broadcast on DirecTV.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: Chicago

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is…25 or 6 to 4?

104.1 JACK-FM–05/08/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: U2

Bono should stay away from anything with wheels unless it’s a limo or tour bus…

104.1 JACK-FM–05/07/2015

Lita Ford (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: Lita Ford & Tom Kiefer

I’m hopin’ Tom comes out and does the Ozzy part with Lita in “Close Your Eyes Forever” Saturday night…

104.1 JACK-FM–05/06/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Grab yer cerveza and raise it up to toast a KILLER addition to this year’s Minnesota State Fair!

104.1 JACK-FM–05/05/2015

Ben E. King in 2012 (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

JACK’s Inside Track: Ben E. King

I’d wager Stephen King had a lot to do with Ben E.’s late career resurgence…

104.1 JACK-FM–05/04/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: The Black Keys

The dude from The Black Keys also likes deliverin’ Black Eyes…

104.1 JACK-FM–05/01/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Bret Michaels

Okay, now Bret thinks he’s an interior decorator…

104.1 JACK-FM–04/30/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Autograph

Sign In Please… no, askin’ for yer membership to some lame club even I wouldn’t belong to…

104.1 JACK-FM–04/29/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: KISS & Scooby Doo

Betcha Gene tries to talk to Shaggy about the dangers of drugs…

104.1 JACK-FM–04/28/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Roger Waters’ The Wall

You don’t HAVETA be in altered state to fully embrace Floyd’s masterpiece…

104.1 JACK-FM–04/27/2015

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