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.
I heard Boy George is plannin’ on opening a reptile store in New Mexico…
Ever wanted to smell like Bret? Nah, me neither…
Chances are, you’ve already seen Foerigner and Styx together…but the ever-elusive Don Felder??
I seriously doubt anybody at the Medina Entertainment Center’ll be drinkin’ da bubbly when ARS launches into “Champagne Jam”…
I once found myself in Jim Morrison’s house on Laurel Canyon…
I’ve been a fan of Shinedown since their first record–it’s good to see they’re fans too!
I think Dave Stewart might’ve even combed his hair for this reunion with Annie Lennox!
Big Rock Show Alert!!
Party Freak Checklist: Cheese dip…check. Beer…check. Sock…check.
Please don’t tell me Steve Perry’s goin’ electronic..