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: Def Leppard

Alright, you land lubbers–feelin’ NAUTICAL?

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She says I’m the one, but the kid is not my son…

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JACK’s Inside Track: Imagine Dragons

I better drink my wheatgrass and have a protein bar…

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JACK’s Inside Track: Soul Asylum

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JACK’s Inside Track: Simon & Garfunkel

Art is none too happy with his ol’ harmonious foil…

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  (L-R) Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley of band America perform on stage in concert at the Burswood Theatre on April 20, 2007 in Perth, Australia. The folk rock band return to tour Australia for the second time in three years, in support of their new compilation album "Here and Now".  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dewey Bunnell;Gerry Beckley

JACK’s Inside Track: America

I was thinkin’ about dressin’ up as the Tin Man for the America show tonight…

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JACK’s Inside Track: Ministry

By all accounts, Al Jourgensen should be DEAD…

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JACK’s Inside Track: Lynyrd Skynyrd


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JACK’s Inside Track: Phil Collins

You think Phil’ll ever shave his head?

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