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: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Vinyl Purists ALERT!

104.1 JACK-FM–01/13/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: AC/DC

Awards season is upon us!

104.1 JACK-FM–01/12/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Coachella 2015

How do ya follow up a Motorhead appearance on last year’s Coachella stage?!?

104.1 JACK-FM–01/09/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Journey

Nuthin’ screams a decadent night in Sin City like “Open Arms” or “Send Her My Love”…

104.1 JACK-FM–01/08/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Alanis Morrisette

Oh, the plight of the poor female coffee worker…

104.1 JACK-FM–01/07/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Judas Priest

Wanna smell like an aging Brit metal guitarist?

104.1 JACK-FM–01/06/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Extreme

January’s a BIG month for Extreme here in Minneapolis!

104.1 JACK-FM–01/05/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Richest Artists of 2014

Uhhh…spare a dollar?

104.1 JACK-FM–12/31/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Somewhere Lita Ford is throwin’ darts at a picture of her old Runaways bandmate…

104.1 JACK-FM–12/30/2014

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JACK’s Inside Track: R&R HOF 2015

Pardon me while I ask a stupid question: how does Green Day get in over Nine Inch Nails when NIN garner the 2nd highest Fan Vote?

104.1 JACK-FM–12/29/2014

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