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: Roxy Music

Fans of New Wave have probably already burned a skinny tie in effigy…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/19/2015

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JACK’s Inside Track: Van Halen

Looks like BIG THINGS are happenin’ for that lil’ upstart band from Pasadena…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/17/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: SNL 40th Anniversary

Too bad Carlin isn’t here to celebrate…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/13/2015

Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers grammys

JACK’s Inside Track: Chic

Nile Rodgers got some Grammy screen time over the weekend with Smokey Robinson…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/12/2015

John Mellencamp (Credit: Maria Ives)

JACK’s Inside Track: John Mellencamp

Lotta Cougars on the prowl tonight and tomorrow to make up for the lack in Mellencamp’s name…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/11/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: The Offspring

Yup, “Come Out and Play” is offically LEGAL this year…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/10/2015

Sly Stone at Coachella

JACK’s Inside Track: Sly Stone

Maybe Sly can upgrade to small camper now…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/09/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Grammys 2015

What?! Best Heavy Metal ISN’T gonna be broadcast?!?

104.1 JACK-FM–02/06/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Kings of Leon

Bands, Beers, and Babes in Bikinis?

104.1 JACK-FM–02/05/2015


JACK’s Inside Track: Beastie Boys

The surving B-Boys have now employed a team of lawyers to Fight for their Right…

104.1 JACK-FM–02/04/2015