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: Gregg Allman

And I thought Gregg had a better chance of gettin’ back together with Cher!

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 13:  Rudolf Schenker, guitar player of the band Scorpions, poses with a 'Gibson Custom Acoustic Flying V' at Musikmesse on March 13, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The 'Musikmesse' in Frankfurt am Main from 12 to 15 March 2014 is an important meeting place for the musical-instrument sector. Manufacturers and trade visitors use to spotlight the latest trends in the music business and live entertainment worlds.  (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images for Gibson)

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No, this isn’t about THAT Joe Jackson, father of Michael who just had a coupla heart attacks in Brazil…

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JACK’s Inside Track: Alice Cooper

Bittersweet, ain’t it?

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Ready to get plowed?

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