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: Metallica

It’s about time ‘Tallica brings the adrenaline to the X-Games…

104.1 JACK-FM–05/19/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: American Idol RIP

What?! No more karaoke competition with overpaid celebrity “judges”??

104.1 JACK-FM–05/18/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Billy Joel

Are ya feelin’ in a New York State of Mind? Well, are ya…PUNK?

104.1 JACK-FM–05/15/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: The Killers

Have you been anxiously awaiting the new solo Brandon Flowers album?!

104.1 JACK-FM–05/14/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Van Halen

I hope Diamond Dave tames his staff swingin’ down for this awards show…

104.1 JACK-FM–05/13/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Rush

Has Geddy’s high-pitched screech really been piercing my auditory system for 40 years now?!

104.1 JACK-FM–05/12/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Sebastian Bach

Which side of the fence do you stand on–Bas’ or Skid Row’s?

104.1 JACK-FM–05/11/2015

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 31:  Members of the band Chicago (L-R), guitarist Keith Howland, bassist/singer Jason Scheff and trombone player Jason Pankow, perform during the "CD USA" New Year's Eve event at the Fremont Street Experience December 31, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The music show is part of the "America's Party" celebration in Las Vegas, featuring performances by six bands and a fireworks display from casino rooftops for the live New Year's Eve broadcast on DirecTV.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: Chicago

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is…25 or 6 to 4?

104.1 JACK-FM–05/08/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: U2

Bono should stay away from anything with wheels unless it’s a limo or tour bus…

104.1 JACK-FM–05/07/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Lita Ford & Tom Kiefer

I’m hopin’ Tom comes out and does the Ozzy part with Lita in “Close Your Eyes Forever” Saturday night…

104.1 JACK-FM–05/06/2015