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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Nickleback With Bush In Concert

JACK’s Inside Track: Nickelback

Has marrying Avril Lavigne softened the metallic touch of Chad Kroeger?

104.1 JACK-FM–09/10/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Eric Clapton

Hey–God doesn’t take a day off! How are we to believe that Eric is hangin’ up his geetar from the road?

104.1 JACK-FM–09/09/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Twisted Sister

Dee’s comin’ to town!

104.1 JACK-FM–09/08/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Bob Dylan

The most celebrated Minnesotan–sorry, Fancy Ray–is comin’ home to soak up some adoration!

104.1 JACK-FM–09/05/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Maroon 5

Not bad for an L.A. cover band that started out as Kara’s Flowers 20 years ago…

104.1 JACK-FM–09/04/2014

NEW REMY

JACK’s Inside Track: Survivor’s Jimi Jamison

It’s always unfortunate when the band name turns out to be false…

104.1 JACK-FM–09/03/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Bush

Gavin Rossdale’s got his security blanket back!

104.1 JACK-FM–09/02/2014

NEW REMY

JACK’s Inside Track: Greatest Guitar Riff Poll

I normally don’t agree with any of the usual “music polls”, but this one THIS one goes to 11 as far as I’m concerned.

104.1 JACK-FM–08/29/2014

Fall Out Boy (Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: Fall Out Boy & Paramore

Another State Fair Fiesta with Fall Out Boy!

104.1 JACK-FM–08/28/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: U2

Finally…salvation is on it’s way!

104.1 JACK-FM–08/27/2014

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