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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That Big Drum Kit in the Sky just got a couple more bashers…

104.1 JACK-FM–04/06/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Lollapalooza 2015

C’mon, Perry–NO Jane’s Addiction on the bill?!?

104.1 JACK-FM–04/03/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Summerfest

The fact that the sun is actually startin’ to emanate HEAT means outdoor festivals are upon us!

104.1 JACK-FM–04/02/2015

Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill (Def Jam, 1986)

JACK’s Inside Track: Beastie Boys

The Beasties have been in the news lately…and lawsuits are the main reason.

104.1 JACK-FM–03/31/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Decline of the Western Civilization

Finally! My 3rd generation VHS copies can be retired!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/30/2015

Van Halen Press Conference To Announce Their New Tour

JACK’s Inside Track: Van Halen

YES, the tour’s been announced…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/27/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

And SPEAKIN’ of movies, I haven’t been THIS excited to see one since Operation Dumbo Drop…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/26/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Led Zeppelin

Who’s up for a movie?

104.1 JACK-FM–03/25/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Muse

Sounds like somebody’s been listenin’ some ’90s-era Marilyn Manson…

104.1 JACK-FM–03/24/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Maroon 5

They’ve come a long way from Kara’s Flowers, wouldn’t you say?

104.1 JACK-FM–03/23/2015