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.
Just think–if you miss Ozzy Monday night with Sabbath, the next place you’ll see him is on the History Channel with his son Jack visiting the Alamo.
No Cheech and Chong this time, but War is goin’ into battle with victory in their eyes next week nonetheless…
What’s with the Grim Reaper’s itchy trigger finger lately?!
Just cuz I LOOK like a cult member doesn’t mean I’ve ever BELONGED to one…
Feel like a Bemidji road trip?
Show of hands–who’s ready to celebrate The Doors’ 50th Anniversary?! Not so fast…
One of the true characters of Rock n’ Roll is STILL shootin’ off her mouth!
Wonder what Bubbles would think of MJ’s latest accomplishment from the grave?
Yeah, those two don’t go together, do they?
I remember seein’ Incubus at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip over 20 years ago when they were first startin’ out…