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.
Could the current climate be any more ripe for a band like this?
When Pete Wentz isn’t appearing on the NEW Match Game, hosted by Alec Baldwin, of all people, he’s revamping the new Ghostbusters theme with Fall Out Boy!
Funk-slappin’ bass-tastic Flea better start puttin’ as much effort into his ‘boardin’ skills as he duz into his musicianship…
For an old dude, Pete’s got stamina!
Didja catch ’em last nite at First Ave?
Wanna hear two guitar legends jam for the the first time EVER?
This new show looks to be almost as entertaining as Jon & Kate Plus 8…
I hereby dub you… Sir Rod!
WOW… not only a great descriptive for Beck’s avante garde brilliant strange-ness, but also the title of his new song!
Still to this day, one of my FAVORITE bands…