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.
It’s about time ‘Tallica brings the adrenaline to the X-Games…
What?! No more karaoke competition with overpaid celebrity “judges”??
Are ya feelin’ in a New York State of Mind? Well, are ya…PUNK?
Have you been anxiously awaiting the new solo Brandon Flowers album?!
I hope Diamond Dave tames his staff swingin’ down for this awards show…
Has Geddy’s high-pitched screech really been piercing my auditory system for 40 years now?!
Which side of the fence do you stand on–Bas’ or Skid Row’s?
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is…25 or 6 to 4?
Bono should stay away from anything with wheels unless it’s a limo or tour bus…
I’m hopin’ Tom comes out and does the Ozzy part with Lita in “Close Your Eyes Forever” Saturday night…