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.
Bein’ a Rock Doc Freak, I almost feel like a total loser having NOT yet seen “Stop Making Sense”, celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary!
There are solutions for inflating one’s Bizkit when the feeling of limp arises…
KISS has never been a band to “jam” with supporting acts, but Def Lep’s Phil Collen has been dressin’ up in garb to join the band on this tour!
Three things that make the world go ’round…literally!
It’s the million dollar question: Will Bas ever get back together with Skid Row?
In the market for a used guillotine or a gently worn codpiece?
Willie was in fine form this weekend at Grand Casino Hinckley…
Wait a sec…Pat’s really 61?!?
Simon Le Bon obviously never read “How to Win Friends and Influence People”…
Yeah, he’s a Big Shot, aiight…