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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I’d love to hear New Order cover Testament’s song of the same name…

104.1 JACK-FM–07/14/2015

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Wanna find out who’s fillin’ the expensive shoes of Nickelback at Moondance Jam?

104.1 JACK-FM–07/01/2015

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Finally, today’s the day I can throw away my 12th generation VHS tape of Part II The Metal Years!

104.1 JACK-FM–06/30/2015


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Duran Duran have some strange friends joinin’ ’em on their 14th album…

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JACK’s Inside Track: DMB

Got yer tix yet for Dave Wednesday?

104.1 JACK-FM–06/26/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Uncle Kracker

Kid Rock is a good dude to know…

104.1 JACK-FM–06/25/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Third Eye Blind

Ocular problems are no laughing matter…

104.1 JACK-FM–06/24/2015