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: The Cult

I was in the video for “Wild Hearted Son” from The Cult in early-90s Los Angeles…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/05/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Farm Aid 2014

It looks good on paper, but I’m not so sure that enlisting Korn to play Farm Aid would be such a good idea…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/04/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Lollapalooza 2014

Maybe it’s just me, but Lollapalooza seems to lack it’s luster when creator Perry Farrell’s not playin’…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/01/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Phil Rudd of AC/DC

Whatta ya call a guy who hangs out with musicians?

104.1 JACK-FM–07/31/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Blink-182

Just where did Blink-182 come up with their name?

104.1 JACK-FM–07/30/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Train

I really hope Train knows to play their more “rockin'” tunes when they hit Sturgis next week…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/29/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Van Halen

Diamond Dave’s been a Busy Bee…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/28/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: ZZ Top

Dusty Hill’s had his fair share of health issues over the years–battlin’ Hep C, and now kidney stones have forced a postponement of tonight’s tour kickoff at Jackpot Junction…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/25/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Motley Crue

Motley Crue reimagined as Motley Country??

104.1 JACK-FM–07/24/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Stevie Nicks

Could The Voice have made a more perfect Choice than Stevie Nicks?!?

104.1 JACK-FM–07/23/2014

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