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.
It’s not HARD to figure out, this week’s all about the ROCK…
The Red Rocker’s got ANOTHER band for ya to fist-pump to!
So…in the market for a free trip to see ‘Tallica play the Bay Area before the Big Game?
Yeah, da Boss is comin’ to town, so straighten up yer desk… but more importantly, he’s requestin’ yer presence in front of yer viewing device this weekend.
Are you a sucker for End-of-Year Polls like me? If yer answerin’ in the negative, you can go back to what that other site you were on earlier…
They’re not usually one to toot their own horn, oh wait, yes they are–but Chicago just landed a pretty prestigious honor!
What kinda cajones duz Adele have to go up against AC/DC with a tour announcement the same day?!
K-Pop phenom Psy is back!
This past Tuesday marked 35 years that some psycho named Mark took him from us…
We’ve Got Tonite, so take your Night Moves and plan on one of those Hollywood Nights…